Look whose coming to Lunch
13 February 2008 Media Release
for immediate release
Look whose coming to Lunch
Join Willie Jackson
and John Tamihere at the LPC LongLunch on Friday 7 March.
The LPC LongLunch will be held outdoors at one long
in the grounds of Riccarton House.
Willie Jackson and John Tamihere as celebrity MCs will ensure that the afternoon will be both fun and feisty!
Guests will be treated to a fantastic three course meal with matched wines celebrating the harvest by showcasing some of the best produce of Canterbury Tickets are $95.00 and this includes beverages. Tickets can be purchased by phoning The Events Company 377 9797.
Each year a local charity is chosen as a beneficiary. This year the charity chosen is Ronald McDonald House. “It’s a wonderful feeling to have a great networking lunch in a fabulous environment and know that at the same time you are raising funds for a good cause!” says Bob Parker, Mayor of Christchurch
LPC Longlunch Key Facts:
Date: 7 March 2008
Catering: Taste Catering
Charity: Ronald McDonald House
Numbers: 800 at one long table
MCs: Willie Jackson and John Tamihere (bios and photos attached)
Where: The Grounds of Riccarton House, Christchurch
LPC Longlunch Celebrity MCs
Willie Jackson is a New Zealand broadcaster and former politician. He was an MP from 1999 to 2002.
Jackson was born in 1961, and grew up in Porirua and Auckland. He has worked in a number of jobs, including trade union organiser, record company executive, broadcaster, and talkback radio host. In the 1996 elections, he stood unsuccessfully for Parliament. In the 1999 elections, however, he was elected as an Alliance list MP.
Willie currently works as a broadcaster for Radio Live, alongside John Tamihere, and is known as a feisty host with the ability to ask poignant, tricky questions. Although he says he is finished with politics, he is still a political commentator, hosting his own studio debate programme, Eye to Eye.
John Tamihere is one of New Zealand’s most interesting characters, well known for his long spanning political and media career. After graduating from his arts and law degree, he became a lawyer, eventually working for the Maori Land Court and Department of Maori Affairs. In 1991 Tamihere became the chief executive of the Waipareira Trust, which provided health and education services to Maori in the Auckland region. He also served as chairman of the New Zealand Maori Rugby League Board.
Even before entering politics, Tamihere had a relatively high profile, having been selected as Person of the Year by the Sunday Star Times, New Zealander of the Year by North and South magazine, and Man of the Year by Metro magazine. He is also agony aunt in New Zealand’s Sunday News.