New Zealand Votes

This text is accompanied by audiovisual material (CD-ROM).

New Zealand Votes

This text is accompanied by audiovisual material (CD-ROM).

New Zealand at the Polls

New Zealand at the Polls


Political Marketing and Management in the 2017 New Zealand Election

This book reveals the market research, strategy, branding and communication behind the unpredictable 2017 New Zealand election result which saw Jacinda Ardern elected Labour leader just 8 weeks before the election to become Prime Minister.

Political Marketing and Management in the 2017 New Zealand Election

This book reveals the market research, strategy, branding and communication behind the unpredictable 2017 New Zealand election result which saw Jacinda Ardern elected Labour leader just 8 weeks before the election to become Prime Minister. Utilising rich data sources that include a 250,000 Vote Compass survey and interviews with key political advisors, it explores the alignment of the policy of National, Labour, the Greens and NZ First with party supporters, demographic segments and undecided voters. It also analyses the leadership communication and branding of the leaders Bill English, Jacinda Ardern and Andrew Little, as well as the advertising by minor parties ACT, the Greens, United Future and the Maori Party. The book provides advice for practitioners, such as: focus on being responsive, communicate delivery competence, differentiate in policy and advertising, build an energetic and charismatic leader brand and be flexible when planning.

From Campaign to Coalition

From Campaign to Coalition looks at New Zealand's first election under MMP - the campaign, the results, the coalition.

From Campaign to Coalition

From Campaign to Coalition looks at New Zealand's first election under MMP - the campaign, the results, the coalition.

Voters Victory

Voters' Victory completes a triad of studies charting New Zealand's shift to a new MMP electoral system. This volume is the story of the first MMP election in 1996 and asks the question: is MMP beginning to deliver what its advocates hoped?

Voters  Victory

Voters' Victory completes a triad of studies charting New Zealand's shift to a new MMP electoral system. This volume is the story of the first MMP election in 1996 and asks the question: is MMP beginning to deliver what its advocates hoped? The research for the text used two different multi-stage panels and featured a post-election postal survey of over 2000 electors, and a similar survey of election candidates from those parties securing parliamentary representation; a study based on daily telephone interviews throughout the 1996 election campaign; and post-election re-interviews.

Democracy in New Zealand

Democracy in New Zealand provides Examining the constitution and the political system, cabinet and parliament, political parties, leadership and elections, Raymond Miller draws on data and analysis (including from the 2014 election) to ...

Democracy in New Zealand

An up-to-date and concise introduction to New Zealand politics and how it works. New Zealand is one of the world's oldest democracies for men and women, Maori and Pakeha, with one of the highest political participation rates. But - from MMP to leadership primaries, spin doctors to 'dirty politics' - the country's political system is undergoing rapid change. Democracy in New Zealand provides Examining the constitution and the political system, cabinet and parliament, political parties, leadership and elections, Raymond Miller draws on data and analysis (including from the 2014 election) to tackle critical questions: Who runs New Zealand? Does political apathy threaten democracy? Will new parties have an ongoing impact? Do we now have a presidential democracy? Democracy in New Zealand is an ideal university text.

Voters Veto

The book explores the political importance of Maori and the continuing implications of MMP. Voters' Veto continues a unique, immensely valuable ongoing picture of voters' behaviour over more than a decade of change and drama.

Voters  Veto

The 2002 election, called unexpectedly early, was both a landmark and a puzzle. Voters' Veto is an authoritative account, the fifth in a series of election studies which began in 1993, and is based on surveys of over 5000 voters, including Maori political opinion, and data from election candidates. Voters' Veto studies the campaign, the candidates, the media, the issues, the leaders, the electoral system and the social background. Central questions are why Labour did not do as well as expected, why National fell to the lowest level ever polled by a centre-right party, why New Zealand First recovered, and why United Future became such a pivotal player. The book explores the political importance of Maori and the continuing implications of MMP. Voters' Veto continues a unique, immensely valuable ongoing picture of voters' behaviour over more than a decade of change and drama.

Proportional Representation on Trial

Proportional Representation on Trial examines the 1999 election in New Zealand and its aftermath.

Proportional Representation on Trial

Proportional Representation on Trial examines the 1999 election in New Zealand and its aftermath. The last electoral contest of the twentieth century resulted in a complete change of government. In 1999 Labour returned to power as the main party in a coalition minority government. Proportional representation in the form of MMP made the difference. The fourth in a series of election studies, Proportional Representation on Trial traces the evolution of public attitudes to MMP, presents a comprehensive assessment of the effects of proportional representation, and discusses the experiment of the two citizen-initiated referendums.

Party Politics in New Zealand

Concerned with the external and internal worlds of party politics in New Zealand, this work explores the reconfiguration of the two-party system into a multiparty one in which up to seven or eight parties regularly win parliamentary seats ...

Party Politics in New Zealand

Concerned with the external and internal worlds of party politics in New Zealand, this work explores the reconfiguration of the two-party system into a multiparty one in which up to seven or eight parties regularly win parliamentary seats and coalitions are the standard form of government.

Electoral Behaviour in New Zealand

The 1990 Election in Perspective. In McLeay, E. M. (ed.) The 1990 General Election: Perspectives on Political Change in New Zealand Occasional Publication No. 3, Department of Politics, Victoria University of Wellington.

Electoral Behaviour in New Zealand

This is the first book to define the current status of electoral studies in New Zealand. It canvasses various approaches that have been used to explain voting, illustrating the theoretical complexities involved. While studies of electoral behaviour have been a predominant concern since the early 1960s, much of the early research was descriptive rather than quantitative. Recent research--which is covered here--has turned its attention to the individual motivations behind voting, and the contributors to the volume are New Zealand's leading quantitative analysts.

From Muldoon to Lange

From Muldoon to Lange


The Baubles of Office

The contributors to this book include political party strategists from all of the parties elected to Parliament. Rodney Hide, upset victor in Epsom in 2005, tells how it was done.

The Baubles of Office

The contributors to this book include political party strategists from all of the parties elected to Parliament. Rodney Hide, upset victor in Epsom in 2005, tells how it was done. Media personalities, including Radio New Zealand's Kathryn Ryan, describe what it was like covering a campaign where the likely winner changed with every new poll. New Members of Parliament the Maori Party's Pita Sharples and Labour's Shane Jones speak about their first campaigns, successful beginnings to new political careers. Listener and Dominion Post political columnist Jane Clifton provides her usual witty and insightful observations, describing MPs both new and old, brought into Parliament by the 2005 election. The book includes first-hand accounts of the campaign from United Future's Peter Dunne and Labour Cabinet Minister Steve Maharey, new Green Party leader Russel Norman, and the National Party's campaign manager Steven Joyce. Academic commentators frequently seen on New Zealand television including Therese Arseneau (TV3), Jon Johansson (TV One; Sky TV), Colin James (TV One) and Nigel Roberts (TV One) offer their perspectives on aspects of the campaign, including National's mischievous use of billboards and Don Brash's use of rhetoric on sensitive Treaty issues.

New Zealand Under MMP

As Appendix 2 shows , if the political parties were to win the same number of votes in an MMP election as they won in 1993 , then National would have 44 seats in a 120 - member House , Labour 43 , the Alliance 23 , and New Zealand First ...

New Zealand Under MMP

In a controversial move recently, New Zealanders voted to introduce a new electoral system known as mixed member proportional (MMP). In 1996 the first election will be held under this system. Supporters of MMP claim that it will reduce the power of the cabinet, enhance the role and influence of Parliament, increase public consultation, more accurately represent the people's political preferences, and end the old adversarial style of politics. Critics, however, fear that it will create political uncertainty, governmental instability, policy paralysis and economic stagnation. New Zealand Under MMP assesses the long-term impact of these changes on New Zealand's political system. The authors consider how the party system could evolve, how governments will be formed, and what differences can be expected in the roles of cabinet and Parliament. Attention is also given to the implications of MMP for key groups of voters, as well as the consequences for the public service, pressure groups, and policymaking.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

When it entered office, Labour's mandate for banning nuclear warships from New Zealand's ports was clear: polls showed that about 70 percent of the public backed the ban. Now, however, both public ...

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists


Historical Dictionary of New Zealand

Palmer, Geoffrey, and Matthew Palmer. Bridled Power: New Zealand Government under MMP. Auckland: Oxford University Press, 1997 (4th ed., 2004). Penniman, Howard R., ed. New Zealand at the Polls: The 1978 General Election in New Zealand.

Historical Dictionary of New Zealand

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of New Zealand contains a chronology, an introduction, appendix, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 800 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

State Experiments in Australia and New Zealand

out his candidate's name on the ballot paper instead of scoring out the enemy's, as is the correct New Zealand mode. In New Zealand all the elections for Parliament are held on the same day, and in 1893 polling day fell on 28th November ...

State Experiments in Australia and New Zealand

Published in 1902, Reeves' scholarly account surveys the experimental legislation in Australia and New Zealand during this period.

Voters Vengeance

This book documents the election in a way that has never been done before in New Zealand.

Voters  Vengeance

This book documents the election in a way that has never been done before in New Zealand. It recalls the major landmarks of the Fourth Labour Government's eventful term, but does so largely from the perspective of the voters themselves. It draws on the information contained in over 2000 replies to a national random survey of New Zealanders just after the election.