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  #1511937 12-Mar-2016 12:43
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The Human Rights Commissioner Susan Devoy is objecting to some of the bias in the survey:

Waatea News: One question asks people to respond to the statement ‘Maori should not receive any special treatment’.

The commission says that’s a leading statement demonstrating a clear bias that Maori already receive ‘special treatment’.

Another question about much control should Maori have over their own affairs effectively asks whether Maori New Zealanders deserve fewer human rights than other New Zealanders.

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  #1511941 12-Mar-2016 12:55
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gzt: The Human Rights Commissioner Susan Devoy is objecting to some of the bias in the survey:

Waatea News: One question asks people to respond to the statement ‘Maori should not receive any special treatment’.

The commission says that’s a leading statement demonstrating a clear bias that Maori already receive ‘special treatment’.

Another question about much control should Maori have over their own affairs effectively asks whether Maori New Zealanders deserve fewer human rights than other New Zealanders.

 


To whom do we address our complaints concerning the pointlessness of Mz Devoy?






 
 
 
 


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  #1511954 12-Mar-2016 13:19
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DaveB:

 

jarledb:

 

No surprises for me. Globalist at my heart. Wouldn't mind all borders just going away.

 

 

 

 

Try saying that in Europe at the moment !

 

 

Just because an idea is unfashionable doesn't make it a bad idea.

 

 





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  #1511957 12-Mar-2016 13:28
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It identifies me as a patriot whereas I am most certainly a globalist (having lived in 3 countries and travelled to 65)





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  #1511981 12-Mar-2016 14:07
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  #1511983 12-Mar-2016 14:10
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Many of the questions seem designed to elicit a strong response one way or the other.

Btw are the text questions dependent on the initial responses? I did not see at all the 'affairs' question the HRC raised above.

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  #1512004 12-Mar-2016 15:07

 

 

I am a Scorpio.

 

 

 

The question I ask.. if this is the survey we are doing now... how have they created the groupings (e.g. Globalist, Skeptic etc..) beforehand?


 
 
 
 


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  #1512074 12-Mar-2016 16:58
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I expect they made informed assumptions about the kinds of results that were likely to come in, and grouped the categories accordingly. I actually came out as a globalist, which was pretty spot on when I read their definition of that. Of course one can spot the handful of trigger questions that would lead down that path, such as being an immigrant and length of residence in NZ.

 

 





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  #1512099 12-Mar-2016 18:15
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Here's my questions excluding the glyph selection and rating screens:

Apologies for lack of formatting. Maybe rich editor does not work on my platform.

Kiwimeter. What kind of kiwi are you?

Nothing brings New Zealanders together like a sporting event.
The British monarch should no longer be New Zealand's head of state.
Immigration is a threat to New Zealand's culture.
No matter what circumstances you are born into, if you work hard enough you can be as successful as anyone else.
New Zealand is the best country in the world in which to live.
Society would be better off if people were more religious.
Māori culture is something that all New Zealanders can take pride in, no matter their background.
Most immigrants these days don't try hard enough to fit into New Zealand society.
All immigrants can retain their cultural values without being any less of a New Zealander.
It is important for New Zealand to retain it's ties to the British Commonwealth
We rely too much on science and not enough on faith.
Māori should not receive any special treatment.
A history of discrimination has created conditions that make it difficult for Māori to be successful.
Sport is too much a part of New Zealand's national psyche.
New Zealand is not perfect, but its values are superior to others.
Wealthy people have a greater obligation than everyone else to help those who are in need.
Religion should not have any influence in the affairs of government.
New Zealand should participate in humanitarian intervention efforts abroad.
Refugees should be welcomed in New Zealand.
Kiwis have a unique set of values that distinguish New Zealand from the rest of the world.
New Zealand's British heritage should be central to its national identity.
Good sportsmanship sets New Zealanders apart from other people.
In New Zealand, the gap between those with high incomes and those with low incomes is too large.
How proud of New Zealand does it make you feel when it comes to the following:
What is your choice for the New Zealand flag?

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  #1512158 12-Mar-2016 23:38
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Rikkitic:

 

DaveB:

 

jarledb:

 

No surprises for me. Globalist at my heart. Wouldn't mind all borders just going away.

 

 

 

 

Try saying that in Europe at the moment !

 

 

Just because an idea is unfashionable doesn't make it a bad idea.

 

 

 

 

I can think of several things to which that applies these days...!






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  #1513385 15-Mar-2016 00:29
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Got sceptic,

 

 

Description is fairly accurate.

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  #1513394 15-Mar-2016 05:15
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Oldmanakbar: Got sceptic, Description is fairly accurate.

 

I'd be sceptical of that...


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  #1513407 15-Mar-2016 06:32
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JWR:

 


I am a Scorpio.


 


The question I ask.. if this is the survey we are doing now... how have they created the groupings (e.g. Globalist, Skeptic etc..) beforehand?



Here's a post on Public Address that has some background information on how the six groupings were developed, and a perspective on the problems with the execution of this survey:

http://publicaddress.net/speaker/the-real-problem-with-the-kiwimeter/

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  #1513561 15-Mar-2016 10:29
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Honestly, I don't see what the fuss is about. It was just a survey.

 

 





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  #1513659 15-Mar-2016 12:37
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Rikkitic:

Honestly, I don't see what the fuss is about. It was just a survey.


 


I can see why. At the very very least the questions are badly introduced. Therefore they are not really questions.

It actually bears comparison with US style politial party push polling.

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