You are invited to engage with our panelists in a discussion about how open government might strengthen democracy in Aotearoa New Zealand at a Wellington event (or by Zoom) on 13 April 2023.
This page provides information about our events, including video and audio recordings, and transcripts.
Make it 16 for democracy
Watch the video recording of the presentation by Anika Green, Caitlin Taylor and Sanat Singh from the Make It 16 campaign given at the Trust Democracy meeting of 1 December 2022.
Why you should support the campaign to lower the voting age
A transcript of the presentation by Anika Green, Caitlin Taylor and Sanat Singh from the Make It 16 campaign given at the Trust Democracy meeting of 1 December 2022.
A Meeting with Members of Make It 16
Trust Democracy is pleased to present you with an opportunity to hear from, and talk with, 3 members from Make It 16 about their campaign to lower the voting age and about their experience of our democratic system.
Charities are worth it! The case for action
Watch a video of Sue Barker arguing for an ‘enabling’ charities regime. The sector will have to act if it doesn’t want the government’s ‘restrictive’ proposals to become law. Included are Sue’s presentation slides.
Charities are worth it!
Sue Barker recommends an independent first-principles review of NZ’s Charities Act and will take your questions.
Helmut Modlik speaks to Trust Democracy’s AGM
Watch or listen to the recording of Helmut Modlik, Tumu Whakarae of Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira, speaking to Trust Democracy’s AGM about his vision for deliberative community governance in Porirua.
Porirua’s forthcoming talanoa-wānanga experiment in deliberative community governance
A transcript of Helmut Modlik’s address, and the subsequent Q & A, at Trust Democracy’s Annual General Meeting that was held on 12 April 2022.
Annual General Meeting 2022
You are warmly invited to Trust Democracy’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 7.30pm on Tuesday 12 April 2022. The meeting will be held by Zoom video conference.
Could there be a seismic shift in democratic politics ‘after’ COVID?
This is a record of Democracy ‘after’ COVID, a Zoom workshop hosted by Trust Democracy on 2 November 2021 and led by Prof. Lyn Carson, the Research Director of the newDemocracy Foundation. A video, some reflections about what happened, and some suggested actions are included.