Elections New Zealand

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We have selected these online resources to support you when you need information relating to this popular topic – Elections New Zealand.. SCIS 1532739

See also: Local Body Elections

Digital NZ

This site provides access to thousands of pictures, video, sounds and objects from New Zealand museums, libraries, galleries,  archives and private institutions. To discover sets and items use the search term Elections New Zealand

Suggested level: primary, intermediate

Elections New Zealand

This is the official New Zealand Government website with past and up-to-date information about voting and the elections. Learning Resources includes recommended resources for schools. 

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary


To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers, use the search term elections

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary

New Zealand Parliament

This is a New Zealand Government website. Information about how the New Zealand Parliament works, different polictical parties, and other topics associated with our government are listed. Link for students and teachers to explore parliament is located on the home page.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

New Zealand History Online

Information on elections from the past leading up to the present can be found under Political Milestones.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

A good overview of the New Zealand Government including the history, where New Zealand fits in with the rest of the world, and our electoral systems.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary

Votes for Women Teaching Resource

This teaching resource develops students’ awareness of the New Zealand suffragists’ achievement in 1893. It also looks at voter participation in today’s democracy and includes activities, fact sheets and a timeline.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary


Have you thought about using fiction with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy.

Duck for president, by Doreen Cronin, 2004 (picture book)
Election day, by Margaret McNamara, 2004 (picture book)
President of the whole fifth grade, by Sherri Winston, 2012 (junior fiction book)

MMP (mixed member proportional). Referendum NZ 2011, Youtube.2.05