• Are you enrolled to vote?

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    To vote in the 2013 Local Elections, you need to be enrolled on the electoral roll.

    Voting papers are mailed out to people who have enrolled and need to be filled in, and mailed back by 12 noon on Saturday 12 October. Everyone who was correctly enrolled by Friday 16 August 2013 will get their voting papers for the 2013 local elections sent to them in the mail.

  • Affirmative action or greater participation?

    The Director of the Office of Ethnic Affairs, Mervin Singham explores how best ethnic people can have their voice heard.

  • Greater diversity on boards

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    “Diverse boards are better boards” says Appoint founder Simon Telfer.

  • Enrol now for 2013 local elections

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    The Electoral Commission wants everyone who’s eligible enrolled to vote in this year’s local elections. Local elections give people the chance to have their say on who runs their local council and district health board, and who makes decisions on things like the local environment, rates, parking, rubbish, parks and health services.

  • School Board of Trustees Elections a great opportunity to get involved

    School Trustee Elections 2013

    One of the largest and most significant democratic processes in New Zealand is currently taking place: the School Board of Trustees Elections. This process is also a great opportunity to join a board and gain valuable experience.