Philippa Tolley investigates why people don't vote and what can be done to turn the trend around
Submissions are due in the coming week to a Select Committee inquiry into last November’s elections, including the level of non- voting.
Nearly a third of all those eligible to vote didn’t.
Philippa Tolley looks at why people are not taking part in elections and at what can be done to turn the trend around
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8:12 am Sunday 30 August: Insight: Dying for a Job
Construction work at Wellington Airport.( RNZ / Gareth Thomas )
The message to stay safe on the job appears to be starting to get through to many businesses whether their workers are at the end of a chainsaw or on building sites.
Recent figures show a marked reduction in the number of deaths in forestry.
But it's a different story down on the farm where the fatality rate remains stubbornly high.
Insight asks what the plan is to keep farmers out of harm's way, and how other industries can keep up the momentum on health and safety to ensure workers go home alive at the end of their shifts.
8:12 am Sunday 6 September: Insight: Fossil Fuels - Necessity or Lethal Indulgence ?
Fossil fuels still fire many aspects of our economy.
That's despite the fact their role in adding to the CO2 levels in the atmosphere is well known.
And the search for new supplies continues, even though environmentalists warn of the climate change consequences of burning even the the known resources still underground.
Radio New Zealand's Energy Reporter, Eric Frykberg, explores what future lies ahead for fossil fuels.