Skip to content.
Updated at 10:34 pm on 8 September 2011
A group of people who have lost loved-ones to suicide says it is a major election issue.
Community Action on Suicide Prevention and Research (Casper) say on its website poll, 90% of 65,000 people say they would consider a party's policy on the issue before voting.
The group's organiser, Maria Bradshaw, says a complete re-think on how to prevent suicides is urgently needed.
Ms Bradshaw is meeting with Prime Minister John Key for the first time next week to talk about the issue. She says she will be asking for a Royal Commission into suicide and a review of the Coroners Court.
Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne, whose portfolio includes suicide prevention, says the Government is taking an action, with a broad review on the approach to suicide planned for next year.
The group marched on Parliament on Thursday.
Copyright © 2011, Radio New Zealand
Audio is categorised based on the frequency of the programme it was heard in. Click on the headings below to access the programmes. For the most recently published audio, go to the latest audio page.
Streams are in Windows Media format. Mac and Linux users may need to install additional software. Get help with audio
A selection of music interviews, reviews, videos, concerts, sessions, and performances.
Downloads and podcasts are available for selected programmes. Our podcast page has a complete list of feeds.
Help on using online audio: formats, software, podcasts, downloading, and troubleshooting.