The Spinoff hosted a debate for representatives of the youth wings of six parties:
If the six youth wing leaders were feeling nervous about taking part in a debate filmed in front of a lively audience at the Auckland Town Hall, it didn’t show. One by one – or two, in the case of the Young Greens co-convenors – they strode onto the stage projecting what could only be described as an unnerving level of confidence. When they opened their mouths to speak, their political messages came out loud and clear.
“Let’s keep moving,” said Young Labour’s Princes Street chairperson Adam Brand. “Party vote Green,” said Danielle Marks, standing alongside fellow Young Greens co-convenor Matariki Roche. “Act is aspirational,” said Young Act president Felix Poole. “Back your future,” said Young NZ First chairperson Jay McLaren-Harris. “Look,” said Northern Young Nats chairperson Aryana Nafissi, “we need a National government”. . .
The debate was moderated by Toby Manhire,
The Young Nats are the first youth wing in New Zealand to launch a smartphone App for iPhone and Android.
“We are changing how New Zealanders can connect with politics,” says Young Nats President, Sean Topham.
“Roughly one in every two New Zealanders own a smartphone, and that number is on the rise. It’s the Young Nats who are stepping up and leading the way when it comes to connecting young Kiwis with National,” says Topham.
“Members and supporters up and down the country now have another way of connecting with the latest news and events, as well as taking on an active a role to sign up their friends so that we can build the best grassroots campaign heading into next year’s election.,”
The Young Nats worked with the team at Marker Studio to develop the App.
“We’re pretty sure that no political party in New Zealand has done this yet, and for us it’s just the start,” says Topham.
Download the Young Nats App here:
iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod): http://nzyn.at/17nDtEb
One of the privileges of being a regional chair for National is working with the youth wing.
They’re a great bunch of intelligent, energetic, passionate and innovative young people and this App is an example of what they’re accomplishing in and for the party.
Their website is here.