2020 Election Spotlight Lecture Series

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Spotlight Lecture Series

29 Sep 2020 12:00 pm to 6 Oct 2020 1:00 pm

A series of webinars discussing and debating the issues that matter to you this election.

What are the issues that matter to you this election? Should cannabis be legalised? What are your views on euthanasia? How will you decide who gets your vote on Saturday 17 October 2020?

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is delivering a series of online events delving into some of the big issues facing us this election. The University will bring experts together, including academics, to debate and discuss these important topics.

This is an opportunity to hear the views and opinions of our speakers and ask questions you have on the issues that matter most to you.

Register early and join us via Zoom.


  • Tuesday 22 September | Webinar 2—New Zealand’s Housing crisis

    The New Zealand Housing crisis webinar was postponed, and a new date will be confirmed shortly. Check back soon for an update and link to register.
  • Tuesday 29 September | Webinar 3—End of Life Choice Referendum

    Moderator: Jonathan Boston (Chair, School of Government, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington)
  • Speakers: Dr Carol Shand, Peter Thirkell (Care Alliance), Jessica Young (2020 End of Life Choice Act Referendum Inc)

  • Tuesday 6 October | Webinar 4—Health and Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Moderator: Gregor Coster (Professor and Dean of Faculty of Health, Wellington Faculty of Health)

    Speakers: Dr Clive Aspin (Senior Lecturer, School of Health), Dr Terry Fleming (Senior Lecturer in Population Health, School of Health), and Dr Anna Matheson (Senior Lecturer in Health Policy, School of Health)

Register your interest via Zoom.