WE SAY

Kapi-Mana News - - FRONT PAGE -

It’s elec­tion month.

One third of 18 to 24-year-olds – more than 2000 of them – are still not en­rolled to vote in Mana.

Too many po­lit­i­cal par­ties with too many is­sues. Too bor­ing try­ing to learn about them all.

One vote isn’t go­ing to mat­ter, and it’s not like the po­lice are go­ing to throw peo­ple in jail for skip­ping it.

Other peo­ple should be re­spon­si­ble for de­cid­ing pub­lic pol­icy, the di­rec­tion of the coun­try, for the next few years.

It’s easy to trick your­self into think­ing it’s okay to be lazy. Like you have noth­ing to lose.

But the truth is, you’ve al­ready paid to sup­port the sys­tem through the GST on your food, and the tax on your in­come.

So pick a topic you care about, and see which party is go­ing to give you the best deal.

Na­tional elec­tion vot­ing day is Satur­day, Septem­ber 23. En­rol at en­rol.elec­tions.org.nz Do it for your­self. - Se­nior Reporter Jared Ni­coll

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