Running the Country
A Look Inside New Zealand's Government
|By||Maria Gill and Malcolm Evans|
|Format||Paperback / softback|
|Imprint||New Holland Publishers|
Maria Gill invites younger readers to discover how New Zealand is run and why it is necessary to have laws. Children will learn about how the government implements decisions about what is best for the country, and how to accommodate people who have differing views.
In simple accessible language and employing fact boxes, statistics, photos and engaging cartoons (by leading cartoonist Malcolm Evans), the book features who's who in central government, such as the governor-general, prime minister, cabinet and MPs and then judges, the police force and local government too.
There are also spreads devoted to the New Zealand currency, citizenship, and the role of the media, with a strong section on voting and the electoral system to encourage children about the importance of their future vote.
The book is also ideally pitched at new immigrants to New Zealand.