Two Minutes' Silence In Civic Square, Wellington
Two Minutes' Silence In Civic Square,
Two minutes' silence will be
observed in Civic Square, Wellington, tomorrow.
members of the public and visitors to Wellington who cannot
get to the observance at Parliament are invited to gather in
Civic Square at 12.45pm ready to observe the silence at
12.51pm in support of the people of
Wellington Deputy Mayor Ian McKinnon will
represent Wellington City Council and people of Wellington
as they join together to remember the quake
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Gordon Campbell: On First Time Voting (Greens)
For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music. Today’s guest columnist is Ana Avia-O’Connor, who will be casting her first time vote on Saturday for the Greens.
If I didn’t know any better, it would seem the world has conspired for me to be a Green Party voter. Parents, Green voters? Check. Participation in bilingual education that stressed the importance of inquiry, solidarity and the Treaty? Check. Some sort of vegetarian leanings (seven years and counting, jus’ sayin’)? Check. However, above all of that, I’m voting Green because I believe in supporting the importance of every New Zealander’s contribution to Aotearoa, from the hairdresser in Foxton to the fisherman in Bluff. You could say that I like the cut of the Greens’ jib. More>>