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Politicians face The Elevator Pitch

Charlotte Cook quizzes politicians in an elevator explaining about first-time voters should pick them.

We are taking elevator pitches to politics. Everything you need to know about policy, values and why you should vote on September 23, all in the length of an elevator ride.

The aim is to get young people to vote by removing the jargon and cornering politicians in a tight spot. 

Enrolment figures show only 67 per cent of people aged 18-24 are enrolled to vote, much lower than other age groups. 

There are six videos in this series including the leaders of Labour, National, the Greens, Maori Party, TOP and ACT. 

The Elevator Pitch: Green Party 
The Elevator Pitch: TOP
The Elevator Pitch: Māori Party 
The Elevator Pitch: ACT 
The Elevator Pitch: Labour
The Elevator Pitch: National

New Zealand's pensioner politician Winston Peters declined to take part. 

So, take a look and see whether you can elevate your political knowledge one level at a time with a slightly different take on the issues.  


From what the political leaders' stand for to their favourite karaoke song, The Elevator Pitch has all the answers. 

Which leader will sing in the lift? And who picks Wonderwall as their go-to-song for the campaign trail? 

Remember there is no excuse for not getting out and having a say on September 23. 

- The Elevator Pitch is brought to you by the New Zealand Broadcasting School and Jr.Films. For more head to METRONEWS.