The opinions expressed in the Your Views section of your website are not an accurate reflection of public opinion in New Zealand.
If anything, they are a reflection of a self-selected minority of opinionated internet users who have access to a computer during work hours and a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to participate in online debate.
The views on your website don’t include the people who clean your offices after you’ve gone home at night, they don’t include the bus driver who drops you off home at the end of the day, and they don’t include the McDonalds worker who made your lunch today. Chances are, they don’t include many struggling beneficiaries either.
Fact is, the views you’re reporting represent an internal debate among the largely white, privileged and relatively wealthy elite that makes up the Herald online’s core readership. Let’s not be so arrogant as to assume we speak for all of New Zealand.