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  • $100 cash - what a surprise!

    $100 cash - what a surprise!

    A Waitakere fabrication welder has won our November 24 midnight $100 cash prize survey draw. Michelle L join our HiroznPoll panel in October 2017. Two 18-24 year-olds won our special $100 cash draws for completing a property market survey in October...

  • Who’s going on honeymoon with the new Government

    Who’s going on honeymoon with the new Government

    Nearly twice as many New Zealanders are feeling positive rather than negative about the effect the new Labour-led government will have on them personally. A Horizon Research survey of 1,068 adults nationwide between October 24 and November 1, 2017, finds overall that ...

  • Grandma is taking the prize - and going to New York!

    Grandma is taking the prize - and going to New York!

    A 74 year-old Wellington grandmother – who’s still working – has won our September 30, 2017, $2199 prize draw. Carol, who still teaches after school programmes privately four days a week, says the win is a great way to celebrate her 75th...

  • Majority support for Tuhoronuku to continue Treaty negotiations

    Majority support for Tuhoronuku to continue Treaty negotiations

    New research among Ngāpuhi released by Te Rōpū o Tūhoronuku shows 70% support for the Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority continuing to represent Ngāpuhi in the Treaty settlement negotiations with the Crown.  The survey, conducted by Horizon Research, involved...

  • Main parties in dead heat

    Main parties in dead heat

    National and Labour are almost dead even in the latest Horizon party vote poll. Among those who are registered, have made up their minds and will definitely vote, National has 38.5% support. Labour has 38.2%. ...

  • Ardern preferred Prime Minister with 6% lead

    Ardern preferred Prime Minister with 6% lead

    Jacinda Ardern has a 6% lead over Bill English as preferred Prime Minister among definite voters. Among the 860 adult respondents who are both registered to vote and 100% likely to...

  • Prolific prize hunter strikes our $2199 cash pot!

    Prolific prize hunter strikes our $2199 cash pot!

    He's says he is a "fairly prolific" prize hunter and this is one of his biggest wins yet. A work-from-home Auckland business consultant has won our June 30 prize draw and elected to take $2199 cash. Rob D, of the North Shore, says he's been entering...

  • 75% support medical assistance to die

    75% support medical assistance to die

    Three-quarters of New Zealand voters support a law change to allow the terminally ill and people with irreversible unbearable suffering to be helped to end their lives peacefully. These are the findings of an Horizon poll conducted nationwide between ...

  • $2199 in cash - for telling them what he thinks!

    $2199 in cash - for telling them what he thinks!

    If you don’t tell them how will they know? That’s the reason why our March 31 $2199 cash prize winner, Jonathan, of Masterton, has taken part in more than 30 surveys by Horizon since September, 2010. ...

  • Perfect prize timing for new pastor

    Perfect prize timing for new pastor

    Our $2079 cash prize couldn't have come at a better time for our latest winner. Wellingtonian Bevan and his wife are about to move to Trentham to start training as Salvation Army officers, or pastors. ...

  • Now you can win the latest iPhone 7!

    Now you can win the latest iPhone 7!

    We've upgraded our prize choice for you! Now you can choose $1000 cash OR your choice of: iPad air iPhone 6, or ...

  • She says "take the iPhone"!

    She says "take the iPhone"!

    He wanted the cash, but his wife says he needs a new iPhone and he'd never buy one himself. So Charles, of Waikane, north of Wellington, the winner of our June 30...

  • Winning Dad to help daughter

    Winning Dad to help daughter

    Hamilton dad Robert will use a $2079 HorizonPoll cash prize win to help his daugther through financially tight times. Robert, a member of the HorizonPoll panel since February 2012, won our March 31, 2016, major prize draw. He says his daughter and...

  • Terrorist attack: 14% of adults fear personal, family harm

    Terrorist attack: 14% of adults fear personal, family harm

    Most New Zealanders generally feel a terrorist attack in the country is not likely. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is extremely likely and 10 extremely unlikely, the average rating is 5.1 – effectively neither likely nor unlikely. However,...

  • Prize pays for painter!

    Prize pays for painter!

    HorizonPoll's $2079 cash prize will help pay for the house painter. Auckland business executive Robin is the winner of our December 31 prize draw and says "we have the painter in and this will help pay for it". Although he says he might change his mind and buy a golf cart...

  • Spreading the joy!

    Spreading the joy!

    "Oh my god, that's fantastic!" The reaction of Wellington resident Melissa G when she learned she had won our special $500 cash prize draw for Horizon research panel members who completed a Wellington Mayoral elections survey by midnight December 17, 2015. Melissa...

  • Cash win for moving family best timing ever!

    Cash win for moving family best timing ever!

    “Just the best timing ever!” That’s how a Wainuiomata mother of two Jacinta describes winning Horizon’s September 30, 2015, $2079 prize draw. “It’s like the best timing ever… we have to move home and my...

  • Rosemary's first ever prize win!

    Rosemary's first ever prize win!

     A Porirua invalid’s beneficiary has won our June 30 prize draw! Rosemary T has chosen to take her prize in cash: $1759.   On her benefit-only income, she says the...

  • 91% of Ngapuhi consider treaty settlement, unity important

    91% of Ngapuhi consider treaty settlement, unity important

    The settlement of historical Te Tiriti Waitangi grievances and iwi unity are growing in importance to Ngāpuhi, a Horizon Research survey report finds.   Compared to a survey two years ago, the Ngāpuhi wish for settlement and tribal unity has strengthened, with more than 90%...

  • Adult smartphone ownership will hit 79% within year

    Adult smartphone ownership will hit 79% within year

    Around 79% of all adults in New Zealand will have a smartphone by September next year.   A Horizon Research survey finds 69% of people aged 18+ now have smartphones. Another 10.4% say they intend to...

  • Down in the dumps over engine woes - and he's a winner!

    Down in the dumps over engine woes - and he's a winner!

    His vehicle engine blew up and he was “sitting down getting into the dumps”– when Horizon called to say he’d won our September 30 draw.   John, of Hamilton, a member of Horizon’s Maori Panel, not surprisingly decided to take cash instead of an...

  • 59% support factory farming ban

    59% support factory farming ban

    A HorizonPoll survey finds adult New Zealanders agree, by large majorities, that factory farming should be banned. The survey of 1,799 respondents aged 18+, conducted between August 18 and 23, 2014,...

  • Large majorities of NZ First voters would prefer coalition deal with Labour

    Large majorities of NZ First voters would prefer coalition deal with Labour

    67% of those who voted for New Zealand First at the 2011 general election would prefer Labour to lead a coalition government if one is needed after September 20’s general election. ...

  • How users rank their media's failure to act impartially on content from bloggers

    How users rank their media's failure to act impartially on content from bloggers

    National Radio is the mainstream medium with most of its users believing it has failed to act impartially in relation to material provided by bloggers, according to a HorizonPoll on issues arising from the publication of the book “Dirty Politics”....

  • Dust busting with prize booty!

    Dust busting with prize booty!

    Auckland call centre worker Josephine will spend part of her $1759 cash prize from our June 30 draw to buy a dust buster to clean her car.   And the rest might go to her credit card account.   Josephine decided to take the lot in cash after winning our...

  • Focus on younger votes

    Focus on younger votes

    Horizon polling on likely voter turnout is illustrating the urgency of some groups' efforts to have younger New Zealanders vote at the September 20 general election. ...

  • Close run result on preferences for change of coalition government

    Close run result on preferences for change of coalition government

    The close run nature of support for National and Labour led coalitions, if one is needed after the September 20 election, is confirmed in Horizon and Ipsos polls out today.   A Horizon poll of 1,925 adults nationwide between May 23 and June 16 (maximum margin of error +/-...

  • TV One viewers least interested in internet TV

    TV One viewers least interested in internet TV

    When it comes to who might be interested in using Telecom's proposed new internet television service, current viewers of TV One are least interested.   The following table shows what channels (including YouTube and TVNZ On Demand) are being watched by the people who say they...

  • Perfect timing for iPad win!

    Perfect timing for iPad win!

    The winner of our March 30 draw for $1000 cash and an iPad air valued at $759 is a mother of three who says the IPad couldn't have arrived at a better time.   Jenny B, of Titirangi, Auckland, says her 17 year-old son has just been told he needs one for school. And she says...

  • Prize “gold” for 50th wedding anniversary

    Prize “gold” for 50th wedding anniversary

    “Amazing” and “very thrilled” is how Auckland executive Peter O describes his $1,759 cash win in Horizon’s December 31 draw for panel members. ...

  • 57% say completely cancel asset sales  after “No” vote

    57% say completely cancel asset sales after “No” vote

    A Horizon Research poll which correctly called the result of the asset sales referendum also found that 57% of New Zealanders wanted all future sales cancelled if the referendum result opposed sales.   The official preliminary referendum result is 67.2% against and 32.5% for...

  • 89% want cosmetic testing on animals banned

    89% want cosmetic testing on animals banned

    89% of adult New Zealanders do not support testing cosmetics on animals.   And 89.2% support banning the practice in this country.   A HorizonPoll of 2,826 adults nationwide in October finds solid support among the voters for all major parties for...

  • First the heart attack – then the prize!

    First the heart attack – then the prize!

    67 year-old Michael O of New Lynn, Auckland, says his luck is in.   Michael is the winner of our September 30 HorizonPoll panel member draw for $1000 cash and a fabulous iPad4 valued at $759.   Eight weeks beforehand he suffered a heart attack and says...

  • What happened to Govt supporters in Auckland poll?

    What happened to Govt supporters in Auckland poll?

    HorizonPoll panel member, John, of Auckland writes after seeing poll results on how Aucklanders rate the Government’s performance on a range of issues:   “Fascinating results for the poll into...

  • 79% want sea protest law change reviewed or stopped

    79% want sea protest law change reviewed or stopped

    Overall 79% of New Zealanders, regardless of their political alignment, believe a bill restricting rights to protest at sea should now go back to a Parliamentary Select Committee for more thorough scrutiny and public submissions or be dropped.   The Crown Minerals...

  • iPad goes down to the farm!

    iPad goes down to the farm!

    “I’m ecstatic!”   That was the reaction of Waitaki District HorizonPoll panel member Ele when she learned she’d won our March 31 prize draw for $1000 cash and an iPad.   She has an iPad – but her farmer husband needed one...

  • SOE sales projected to raise more than $4.4 billion+

    SOE sales projected to raise more than $4.4 billion+

    New Zealand adults at this stage intend to definitely invest about $4.4 billion in state owned enterprise shares being offered for sale, or likely sale, by the Government.   Further sales could be made to a significant group of adults who say they are...

  • Oh that's close! Online v Phone poll

    Oh that's close! Online v Phone poll

    It's a very close call: a 0.7% difference between an online survey and a telephone one on SOE sales.   The results of a Horizon Research survey of 2,102 of members of its nationally representative HorizonPoll adult panel finds 52.9% of New Zealanders aged...

  • Ngapuhi looking for jobs, unity, housing

    Ngapuhi looking for jobs, unity, housing

    Jobs, tribal unity and housing are the most important issues facing Ngāpuhi, the biggest iwi of Aotearoa, according to a new Horizon Research survey.   It also finds that that Ngāpuhi overwhelmingly hope that the coming Te Tiriti o Waitangi settlement will provide education...

  • Great holiday news for Dunedin HorizonPoll member

    Great holiday news for Dunedin HorizonPoll member

    He was away on holiday and out of cellphone range. But "far out!" was Mike King's e-mailed response when told he'd won HorizonPoll's end-of-year member prize draw.   The $1000 cash has already gone to his bank account and the iPad4 has arrived at his Dunedin home...

  • Employment forecast to rise for 2013

    Employment forecast to rise for 2013

    There will be a nett rise in jobs created during the next year, according to a new HorizonPoll survey.   23.8% of adults in work think the organisations employing them will increase staff in the next 12 months, 16.6% will decrease staff and 43.9% will keep number the same...

  • 62.9% support end of life choice

    62.9% support end of life choice

    A HorizonPoll of 2,969 adult New Zealanders finds 62.9% support proposed end of life choice law changes.   A private member’s bill may come before the New Zealand Parliament in 2012 which would aim to give all New Zealand citizens or permanent...

  • Survey shows Maori unhappy with economy, iwi - point to policy priorities

    Survey shows Maori unhappy with economy, iwi - point to policy priorities

    Horizon Research has released its Maori Viewpoint 2012 report, tracking the views of Maori nationwide on issues ranging from their personal household financial position to their iwis' performance.   Maori are sending clear signals to their iwi and other policy makers on what...

  • 22% slump in climate change concern

    22% slump in climate change concern

    The number of New Zealanders who think climate change is an urgent and immediate problem has slumped, according to a new poll.   A HorizonPoll for Carbon News, finds that just over half of adult New Zealanders consider it urgent or a...

  • Maori split on whether they own water rights

    Maori split on whether they own water rights

    While 90% of Maori don’t think state energy assets should be sold off until the Waitangi Tribunal reports on the issue, less than half believe Maori  own  water in the country’s rivers and lakes and should be able to attach a value to it.   ...

  • Maori: 90% say hold off energy asset share sales

    Maori: 90% say hold off energy asset share sales

    Nearly 90% of Maori want the Government to wait for the outcome of a special Waitangi Tribunal hearing before selling up to 49% of shares in three state energy companies which own hydro dams.   Only 4.7% want share sales to proceed with a...

  • Ill Christchurch Dad wins HorizonPoll prize

    Ill Christchurch Dad wins HorizonPoll prize

    He’s been unwell for the past four to five years. But “fantastic!” is how a Christchurch father of two describes his HorizonPoll cash and iPad win.   The business executive has been unable to work because of illness.   Kim A has been...

  • Kiwis believe new research saying they will live longer

    Kiwis believe new research saying they will live longer

    64% of New Zealanders believe new research which finds that they are living longer after age 65, a key factor driving the need to review the country’s retirement income systems.   In remarks prepared for delivery at a conference of leading economists at Palmerston...

  • National vote slips further 1.5%

    National vote slips further 1.5%

    6 June 2012     National’s party vote support among the total adult population has slipped a further 1.5% in the past month.   A HorizonPoll survey of 2,814 New Zealanders aged 18+, conducted between May 18 and June 6, 2012, finds...

  • "Fantastic - feels like I've won Lotto": our latest cash and iPad winner

    "Fantastic - feels like I've won Lotto": our latest cash and iPad winner

    A Wellington fund raiser for non-profit groups has won our March 31 draw for prizes valued at more than $1700.   Heather N of Upper Hutt says: "This is fantastic, thanks so much. I feel like I've won lotto!"   Heather has won $1000 cash and a...

  • Horizon acquires ShapeNZ

    Horizon acquires ShapeNZ

    Horizon Research Limited has acquired the ShapeNZ research service from the Sustainable Business Council (SBC).   The SBC launched ShapeNZ in 2006 to allow the public to have a say on major policy issues, recruiting a 14,000 member panel representing the adult population....

  • New $1000 cash and iPad winner!

    New $1000 cash and iPad winner!

    A Napier adult student has won our December 31, 2011, cash and iPad draw!   Lorilei B describes her $1000 cash and $795 iPad2 win as "exciting" and "awesome".   She says she enjoys completing all HorizonPoll surveys. ...

  • Election results close to forecasts

    Election results close to forecasts

    Horizon’s final pre-election poll indicated National’s probable share of definite voters would be 32.6% of the 18+population or 1.06 million votes.   ...

  • Election results confirm six-way race held for Maori party vote

    Election results confirm six-way race held for Maori party vote

    A specialist Horizon Research Maori Panel survey between November 15 and 21, 2011, found a six-way split could occur for the party votes of Maori nationwide at the November 26 general election.   The survey covered 779 Maori respondents who intended to cast a party vote....

  • Six-way contest for Maori vote, Labour preferred as coalition leader

    Six-way contest for Maori vote, Labour preferred as coalition leader

    Results of a poll conducted by the specialist Horizon Research Maori Panel finds a six-way contest now occurring for Maori votes.   In contrast with a mainly two-party Labour and Maori Party contest in 2008, there is now a six-way contest occurring for party votes among...

  • NZ First 10% and set to hold balance of power

    NZ First 10% and set to hold balance of power

    An HorizonPoll shows New Zealand First making significant gains in the past week.   New Zealand First now has 10.5% of people 18+ who have decided their party vote, or are undecided but indicate a preference and who are...

  • Country evenly split on preferred main party coalition leader

    Country evenly split on preferred main party coalition leader

    The country is now evenly split on which main party is preferred to lead a coalition government if one is required after Saturday’s general election. A 5.5% preference lead for National has closed completely since October 29.   41.5% now want a Labour-led government,...

  • Neck and neck on November 1-5 campaign performance

    Neck and neck on November 1-5 campaign performance

    National and Labour's campaign performances between November 1and 5 are rated almost neck and neck.   A RadioLIVE-HorizonPoll of 1636 respondents nationwide finds the parties' campaigns rating just 2% apart.   Labour’s election...

  • Leaders' debate final result: Goff wins by 7.4%

    Leaders' debate final result: Goff wins by 7.4%

    Labour leader Phil Goff won the first major televised debate with John Key by 7.4%.   Mr Goff scores 41%, Mr Key 33.6% in a nationwide poll of New Zealanders who were asked who won the debate.   The RadioLIVE-HorizonPoll survey of 534 debate viewers,...

  • Labour up 4.1%, Winston king maker

    Labour up 4.1%, Winston king maker

    The first nationwide post-leaders’ debate party vote poll shows significant changes in support for National and Labour.   A RadioLIVE-HorizonPoll yesterday of 1,147 registered electors who intend to vote at the November general election, shows: ...

  • What do Asians prefer?

    What do Asians prefer?

    Which main party do the main ethnic groups pefer to lead the next coalition government?   The November 1-2 RadioLIVE-HorizonPoll, still underway, finds that across New Zealand:   37.7% of Asians would prefer a Labour-led coalition...

  • Interim: Goff leads debate winner poll

    Interim: Goff leads debate winner poll

    Labour leader Phil Goff is 7.4% ahead of National’s John Key in a new nationwide poll asking New Zealanders who won last night’s televised leaders’ debate.   Mr Goff scores 39.1%, Mr Key 31.7% when people...

  • Election cliff hanger – new Conservatives could play vital role

    Election cliff hanger – new Conservatives could play vital role

    Act support is sliding and the new Conservative party’s support rising in the latest RadioLIVE-HorizonPoll.   When the results for both decided voters and undecided voters with a preference are considered, the current National-led coalition would have...

  • 5.5% gap between preferred National-Labour coalition options

    5.5% gap between preferred National-Labour coalition options

    The first poll of the 2011 election campaign shows 42.1% of voters would prefer a National-led government after the November 26 general election.   A Labour-led government is preferred by 36.6% (a 5.5% gap). However, 21.3% are undecided.   The...

  • Rugby world Cup: 65% say "do it again"

    Rugby world Cup: 65% say "do it again"

    83% back the All Blacks, 57% will be in front of telly, up to 112,000 downtown - and 65% say do it again     The All Blacks go onto Eden Park tonight with 83% of New Zealanders thinking they will win. ...

  • Don’t know voters and minor parties will determine who governs

    Don’t know voters and minor parties will determine who governs

    New Zealand is currently heading for a close election result.   Which main party will have an opportunity to form the next Government may depend on the New Zealand First and the Mana parties, and who 6.9% of undecided voters support.   An...

  • New Zealanders judge Rena wreck management as poor

    New Zealanders judge Rena wreck management as poor

    65% of New Zealanders feel more could have been done earlier to avoid the loss of fuel from the wreck of the container ship Rena and resulting pollution.   New Zealanders are also giving the Government, Prime Minister, the Transport Minister and Tauranga-Bay of Plenty...

  • HorizonPoll: Minor parties may decide who governs

    HorizonPoll: Minor parties may decide who governs

    National’s support is up 2.2% and 79% think it is most likely to lead the next government.   However, the latest Horizon Research poll of 2,295 registered and intending voters nationwide shows National does not have enough support to govern alone – and will rely...

  • Capital gains tax attracts more support than opposition

    Capital gains tax attracts more support than opposition

    More New Zealanders support than oppose a capital gains tax.   The first nationwide  poll conducted since the policy announcement finds 40.9% support Labour’s capital gains tax (CGT) proposal , 34.1% oppose,  17.9% are...

  • Less than 1% separates potential coalitions

    Less than 1% separates potential coalitions

    The two potential coalitions which could govern New Zealand after November's general election  are less than 1% apart.   The latest HorizonPoll of 1201 people on Friday (July 22) finds the current governing coalition (National, Act, Maori Party, United...

  • Maori post election government preferences

    Maori post election government preferences

    Maori most want the Mana and Maori parties, if they have seats in Parliament after the election, not to enter a National cabinet.   They prefer them to join a Labour cabinet, or support a government on an issue by issue basis, according to a specialist Horizon Research Maori...

  • Slight support fall for National in post-Budget poll

    Slight support fall for National in post-Budget poll

    National has lost 1.1% party vote support in the four days since the Government presented its Budget.   A post-Budget HorizonPoll covering 1,758 respondents nationwide shows the potential centre left and centre right coalitions neck and neck.   The...

  • Budget forecasts unrealistic, households feel worse off

    Budget forecasts unrealistic, households feel worse off

     The economic growth forecasts which underpin this week’s Budget are seen as unrealistic by 49% of New Zealanders.   The first nationwide post-Budget HorizonPoll  of 1,154 people, conducted between 11.5am Friday May 20 and 6.30am Saturday May 21 (maximum...

  • Act breaks through 5% support threshold

    Act breaks through 5% support threshold

    The Act Party now has 5.3% voter support.   A new HorizonPoll conducted between Thursday and Friday shows Act is up from 3.7% in April after making Don Brash its leader.   The first result for the new Mana Party shows it has 2.3% party vote support...

  • New Mana Party splits Maori Party support

    New Mana Party splits Maori Party support

    The new Mana Party could split Maori voting, allowing Labour to edge out the Maori Party in both electorate and party vote contests.   A May 3 to 7 poll of 517 Maori nationwide by Horizon Research finds the Mana Party could win 12.6% of electorate and 15.1% of party votes...

  • Party vote: 3.7% gap between competing coalitions

    Party vote: 3.7% gap between competing coalitions

    National has shed a lift in support it enjoyed following the February 22 Canterbury earthquakes.   A nationwide HorizonPoll survey of  registered voters, who intend to turn out at this year’s general election, and who...

  • Star Times: National's Epsom problem

    Star Times: National's Epsom problem

    The Sunday Star Times says Horizon polling indicates National still faces a problem in the Epsom electorate, where it has stood down to allow Act leader Rodney Hide to win, taking his party to Wellington.   The Star Times says John Key's coalition will again need that...

  • Jones closes in on Sharples

    Jones closes in on Sharples

    Maori Party co-leader leader Pita Sharples’ 7,540 majority in the Tamaki Makaurau electorate appears to have eroded to about 1,140.   An Horizon Research Maori Panel poll shows Sharples would get 47.8% of candidate votes in the largely...

  • More believe economy will decline this year

    More believe economy will decline this year

    A majority of business people think the economy will decline this year, according to a new HorizonPoll.   More than 50% of business proprietors, managers and executives think the economy will decline this year.   By party vote, those who most expect an...

  • Post quake poll: National-led coalition ahead

    Post quake poll: National-led coalition ahead

    The current governing coalition would stay in power according to a new HorizonPoll.   The National led coalition would secure 46.2% of the party vote.   A Labour-Green-New Zealand First coalition would...

  • Only 11% of Maori find foreshore and seabed solution acceptable

    Only 11% of Maori find foreshore and seabed solution acceptable

    First results from a new nationwide specialist Maori research service show only 11% of Maori think the current foreshore and seabed policy solution is acceptable.   A nationwide poll of 1021 Maori by the Horizon Research Maori Panel, conducted between Tuesday and Thursday...

  • Only 11.5% of Maori support Harawiri new party move

    Only 11.5% of Maori support Harawiri new party move

    Some 11.5% of Maori support Te Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira seeking re-election as a member of a new Maori or left wing party.   This according to a nationwide poll of 1,047 Maori since Tuesday by the new specialist Horizon Research Maori Panel.   The...

  • More than 1,300 join new Maori Panel in less 48 hours

    More than 1,300 join new Maori Panel in less 48 hours

    More than 1,300 have joined HorizonPoll's new Maori Panel in less than 48 hours.   Of these 1,050 had completed the first Maori Panel survey, covering issues ranging from the financial position of their households, to how well they feel consulted on iwi...

  • New panel to find what Maori "really think"

    New panel to find what Maori "really think"

    Horizon Research today launches a major new panel to research the views of Maori nationwide.   We're aiming to make sure Maori are heard, and have some influence.   We are responding...

  • Wealth gap worries Kiwis

    Wealth gap worries Kiwis

    ACCUSATIONS THAT New Zealand is one of the worst performers in the developed world when it comes to the income gap between rich and poor have been validated by a Sunday Star-Times survey.   Conducted by Horizon Research, it shows the burgeoning gap between the haves...

  • Sunday Star Times-HorizonPoll shows election close call

    Sunday Star Times-HorizonPoll shows election close call

    This year's general election could result in a close call, according to a major new Sunday Star Times-HorizonPoll.   The Sunday Star Times reports results...

  • Auditor General inquiry into Wong spending wanted by 67%

    Auditor General inquiry into Wong spending wanted by 67%

    New Zealanders think the main reason National MP Pansy Wong resigned was because there is information on the issue which, if published, would have made it impossible for her to continue in Parliament.   40.7% cite this as the reason they believed she resigned, while 34.3%...

  • New Zealand First may decide who governs

    New Zealand First may decide who governs

    New Zealand First now has enough support to decide which of the main two parties governs after next year’s general election.   The Winston Peters-led party now has 6% support among people who say they will vote, according to the latest nationwide ...

  • More than half say they are worse off after major tax reform

    More than half say they are worse off after major tax reform

    Only 8.4% say they feel better off as a result of October’s major tax reforms.   Some 53.5% say they are worse off after tax cuts and rises in benefits and GST.   Some 35.6% say they are neither better nor worse off, according to a nationwide...

  • Parker 19% ahead of Anderton in Christchurch Mayoral race

    Parker 19% ahead of Anderton in Christchurch Mayoral race

    Bob Parker has a 19% lead over Jim Anderton as preferred Mayor of Christchurch, according to HorizonPoll.   Parker attracts 46% of voters, Anderton 27% in the special poll of 321 Christchurch City residents between September 23 and 26. Weighted, the survey has a maximum...

  • Exit poll puts Brown well ahead of Banks

    Exit poll puts Brown well ahead of Banks

    Auckland Mayoral candidate Len Brown has a strong lead over rival John Banks in the first HorizonPoll survey of those who have so far voted in the first super city elections.   The weighted survey of 570 city voters, conducted on Thursday and Friday (September 23-24), shows...

  • National has 8% lead over Labour, 20% undecided

    National has 8% lead over Labour, 20% undecided

    National has an 8% lead over Labour in the latest HorizonPoll voting intentions survey covering 3,673 New Zealanders.   National has 30% of voters (3% down on its 2008 share of all adult New Zealanders).   ...

  • Country split on Government handling of economy

    Country split on Government handling of economy

    The country is evenly split over the Government’s handling of the economy: 29% disapprove, 28% approve.   An HorizonPoll survey of 3,655 New Zealanders shows 35% neither approve nor disapprove, while 8% don’t know.   Weighted to represent the...

  • What you're saying about the super city Mayoral candidates!

    What you're saying about the super city Mayoral candidates!

    Here are HorizonPoll voters' comments on leading Auckland super city Mayoral candidates John Banks and Len Brown, after voting 29% to 17% for Brown over Banks.   Some 37% were undecided, according to the August 24- September 16 weighted ...

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