Insight

elections orange guySubmissions 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 8 February: Lessons from Japan About Earthquake Recovery

JAPAN KOBE ANNIVERSARYCommemoration of 20 years since Kobe was hit by a massive earthquake. Photo RNZ / Rachel Graham

 As the fourth anniversary of the earthquake which devastated Christchurch approaches, the slow pace of the rebuild has surprised many.

But how quickly have other earthquake hit cities returned to their former glory?

Radio New Zealand Christchurch reporter, Rachel Graham, has visited Japan to compare how much progress has been made in the Sendai area, almost four years after it was hit by a magnitude 9 earthquake and a mega tsunami with waves over 30 metres tall.

She also visits Kobe to look the impact on that city, and the lessons learned, in the 20 years since it hit by a major earthquake.