29 Sep 2020

The Citizen's Handbook: Election Special | Euthanasia

From The Citizen's Handbook, 4:00 pm on 29 September 2020

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Series ClassificationPG (Parental Guidance)

Everything you need to know about the upcoming NZ General Election and two referendums, from the team behind The Citizen's Handbook.

This is a binding referendum. If the New Zealand public votes in favour of the End of Life Choice Act 2019, the act will come into force 12 months after the date the final votes are announced. So what does the Act propose? There is, undeniably, a fine line between suicide and euthanasia. Mistakes will be made. Are those mistakes worth the reduction in suffering endured by people with painful terminal illnesses? This is difficult! But we’ve made a commitment to our audience to sort through the information, and come to a conclusion.


  • Views on the End of Life vote - click here
  • Four experts explain which way you should vote on the End of Life Choice Bill - click here


Earlier in 2020, the creators of White Man Behind a Desk brought you The Citizen's Handbook, which was all about empowering the audience with the knowledge of how this country came to be, how it currently works, and how we can face the challenges that lie ahead.

Robbie Nicol and Finn Teppett have returned ahead of the 2020 New Zealand General Election to not only break down how to vote, but to provide background and knowledge on the two referendums so everyone in New Zealand understands what they are voting on.

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Finnius Teppett & Robbie Nicol

Finnius Teppett & Robbie Nicol Photo: Kevin & Co

The Citizen’s Handbook: Election Special is a video series written by Robbie Nicol and Finnius Teppett, and produced by Kevin & Co.

Robbie Nicol is a writer and presenter best known as the creator and host of the political comedy web series White Man Behind a Desk.

Finnius Teppett is an award-winning writer for theatre, television, and film.

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