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VICE Asks: Why The Youth Vote Matters

We traveled around New Zealand to find out how much young people know—and care—about politics.
August 2, 2016, 12:00am

Made possible by the NZ Electoral Commission

Why aren't young people in New Zealand voting as much as the older generations? Is it because we don't know about politics? Or is it because we don't care? Either way, is it our fault?

We surveyed the streets of Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, and Hamilton to ask young people to tell us about the issues that matter to them. This is what they had to say about lockout laws, the environment, public transport, and the housing market.

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