Viewers get 'The Vote'

Television viewers will be given the chance to have their say on major issues with a new current affairs show, The Vote, airing next year.

Hosted by Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner, The Vote will be a monthly series of national debates on the big issues facing New Zealanders, MediaWorks said.

The debates will take place in theatres with audience participation, including voting. Viewers at home will be invited to take part, by having their say and voting online.

The programme will see Garner and Espiner lead opposing teams of leading New Zealanders in a bid to win over viewers.