469 days ago

Poll: Should our voting age be lowered to 16?

Ashleigh Ogden from Neighbourly.co.nz

On Monday, 21 November, the Supreme Court ruled that preventing 16 and 17-year-olds from voting is 'unjustified age discrimination'.

The current age of voting is 18 in New Zealand and lobby group Make It 16 have been running a youth-led campaign advocating for the vote to be extended to our 16 and 17-year-olds.

“This is history,” said Make It 16 co-director Caeden Tipler. “Today New Zealand’s highest court has confirmed that stopping young people from voting is a breach of our human rights...The government and Parliament cannot ignore such a clear legal and moral message. They must let us vote.”

Share your thoughts below - these may be published in the We Say You Say column of the local papers.

Should our voting age be lowered to 16?
  • 13.9% Yes - they should be allowed to vote
    13.9% Complete
  • 3.7% Maybe - I need more information
    3.7% Complete
  • 3.2% It doesn't bother me either way
    3.2% Complete
  • 79.2% No - I don't agree with this
    79.2% Complete
3337 votes
More messages from your neighbours
21 hours ago

Poll: Is it okay to take fruit from a neighbour's tree?

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

This week we are wondering about some neighbour etiquette that can cause conflict. If your neighbour has a tree overflowing with fruit that is visible from the road, is it okay to help yourself? Share your thoughts below.

Type 'Not For Print' if you wish your comments to be excluded from the Conversations column of your local paper.

Is it okay to take fruit from a neighbour's tree?
  • 16% Yes
    16% Complete
  • 78.2% No
    78.2% Complete
  • 5.8% Other - I'll share below
    5.8% Complete
1233 votes
10 hours ago

What's On: Communicare CMA Seniors Friendship Centre

Communicare from Royal Oak

Come join us for a morning of fun, friendships, games, gentle exercise, and lots more.
Communicare CMA Seniors Friendship Centre
  • St Marks Parish Hall
7 hours ago

Rush hour winds on Harbour Bridge

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

NZTA has shared a warning about the Harbour Bridge for this afternoon.

What you need to know:
- Drivers in Auckland will need to take extra care on the Auckland Harbour Bridge this afternoon (Monday 4 March) with heavy wind gusts predicted between 4pm and 6pm.
- It is likely that speed limits may be reduced and some lanes on the bridge may close if wind gusts reach threshold levels.
- The bridge will remain in a 4 x 4 formation during the afternoon peak.
- Motorists are urged to drive to the conditions and look out for the electronic message boards which will indicate lane closures and reduced speeds, and stay within their lane while travelling across the bridge.
- Drivers of high sided vehicles and motorcyclists are advised to avoid the Auckland Harbour Bridge and use the western ring route on State Highways 16 and 18.

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