Louise McNally: Learn now, vote later
Louise McNally, 16, of Strathallan ACG College in Karaka, wrote this winning entry in the triennial essay competition run by the Former MPs Association..
How to get out the vote?
Not knowing, not understanding and not caring are some of the reasons people opt not to vote. Is it possible to change the trend?
An audacious election
A look back at the bold, the brash and the brazen from the election campaign.
#twvote: Election night
Sass, animated GIFs and up-to-date results: Elle Hunt and Megan Whelan live blog the election results.
Leaders answer GCSB questions
Party leaders are asked what they'd do with the GCSB if they're elected Prime Minister.
Down to the wire
Just over a day left of this year's extraordinary election campaign. Have you been convinced?
Most valuable vote in NZ
No matter who you are, or where you're from, all party votes are equal in this election.
Is mass surveillance a violation of privacy or does it help keeps us safe? Views on the claims from Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden.
Who to believe?
New Zealand's election takes a bizarre turn with the "White House's most loathed" taking the stage in Auckland.
Election Issues: Education
What are the parties' policies on tertiary education.
Just sign up and you're away. Here's the latest Choice Lolz from Poor Sailors.
Whether politicians can deliver on their promises depends on how they manage the economy.
Out on the campaign trail
Journalist Craig McCulloch reports back from an election campaign coloured by the surreal, the shocking and the unusual.
Choice Lolz: The Internet
From Poor Sailors, a new video about voting and taking matters into your own hands.
Getting out the youth
The Wireless and Radio New Zealand team up to look at the decline in youth voter participation.
Haves and have-nots
Will discussion of inequality sway your vote in this month's general election?
Inequality is one of the most important election issues - and the most divisive.
From Poor Sailors Arts Collective, a new series about voting in the election: it's not only a God-given right, but a mean buzz, too.
Why Vote: Christchurch
We ask people on the streets of Christchurch central if they're planning to vote - and what matters to them.
My world & The world
Social media makes it easy to confuse our friends' views with those of the rest of the world. Easy, and kind of dangerous.
The next wave: The Civilian Party
Ben Uffindell: "I swear to God, half the satire I write is not intentional from the outset."
Taking the Mickey out of the campaign
Political satire doesn't need to be clever or elitist – but it should be funny, and hold those in power to account.
The next wave: The Internet Party
Miriam Pierard was moved to stand after what she saw as the first non-token efforts to engage with young people this election.
Spicing up the election campaign
Alleged dodgy dealings in government have dominated the media this week.
Election Issues: Housing
Building more homes, introducing a new tax... How would each political party make home ownership more accessible?
Election Issues: The environment
What environmental issues might come up for debate in this year's election?
Question the politicians
The Wireless teams up with Ask Away to answer your questions about the issues that matter in this year's election.
Vox Pop: A stream of opinions
The quality of New Zealand's rivers is shaping to be an election issue – what do you think?
A proportional response
Six weeks out from the general election, how well do you understand Mixed Member Proportional voting?
An electoral history of New Zealand
How have New Zealand's electorates changed in the 158 years since the first parliament?
The next wave: Greens' Jack McDonald
At the age of 21, the Greens' candidate for Te Tai Hauauru is halfway through his second election campaign.
The Wireless hosted a panel discussion looking at the value of your vote. Listen to the audio here.
Voting in NZ
How we vote has changed a lot since the first parliamentary election in 1853. Even as late as 1951, Maori voted on a different day to pakeha.
The next wave: National's Todd Barclay
National candidate and former big tobacco lobbyist Todd Barclay, 24, is considered a "shoo-in" for Bill English's Clutha-Southland seat.
The next wave: Labour's Arena Williams
Being a young person today is not "like it was when John Key was 18", says Arena Williams, Labour's candidate for Hunua.
Are you voting?
The Wireless asks Wellingtonians if they're planning to vote in this year's election.
Finding our political mojo
Matt Harnett reckons the internet might help turnaround the trend of declining voter turnout.
Making voting matter
Efforts are afoot to get more young people to the polls on Election Day – is 130,000 more voters than 2011 achievable?
Sneaking in the message
Comedian James Nokise doesn't like being lectured about politics, so he turned voting into a comedy show.