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Sky Tower lights for Suffrage 125

MEDIA ADVISORY

18 September 2018

A 13-metre high projection of the Suffrage 125 - Whakatū Wāhine logo will grace the Sky Tower this week to mark 125th anniversary of New Zealand becoming the first self-governing country in the world to grant women the vote.

From 18-23 September the Sky Tower will light violet with the Suffrage 125 logo projected on the eastern side of the Tower base.

As a Global Women Champion for Change, SKYCITY Chief Executive Officer Graeme Stephens says Suffrage 125 is an opportunity to reflect on New Zealand’s proud history as a leader but to also recognise that the journey is by no means complete.

“It’s important we continue to challenge the status quo, and at SKYCITY we have a clear focus on encouraging diversity and inclusion across our business. This is about reflecting the diversity of our customers and of New Zealand, and about recognising that diversity is a competitive advantage that will provide long term sustainable success,” says Mr Stephens.

The colour violet represents dignity and self-respect and the white camellia of the Suffrage 125 logo was worn by people supporting women’s right to vote in New Zealand.

The Sky Tower is New Zealand’s tallest man-made structure and the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest free-standing structure. Based in the heart of Auckland, the Sky Tower is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable landmarks.

SKYCITY lights the Sky Tower for charities or community initiatives that we support financially, to mark national holidays, milestones or other celebrations or events, or as a symbol of respect or solidarity.

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