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Worksheet 16: Schools' guide to voting, elections, parties and forming government

Discussing current affairs and typical issues in relation to government

  • The social organisation and processes theme.
  • The culture and heritage theme.
  • Time continuity and change theme.


Find out how and when you are allowed to vote, how you get on the electoral roll and where and when you vote.


What ideas in the Treaty of Waitangi, the work of the Maori Congress and in the proposals of political parties are important to your school?

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How your voice can be heard


Write a letter to your MP saying what you think about whether New Zealand should become a Republic, including what you think it means for New Zealand culture and heritage