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Internet Party: Would-Be Candidates Step Up To Challenge

May 22, 2014

Would-Be Candidates Step Up To Challenge

More than 140 Internet Party members will vie for positions as candidates during a series of preliminary selection meetings from May 24-29.

The Internet Party will put the prospective candidates through their paces at the meetings, to be held in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Internet Party chief executive Vikram Kumar said a shortlist would then be decided, with successful applicants from the preliminary meetings advancing to a final national selection event – a Candidate Challenge open to the public – in Auckland on June 7.

“Our promise has always been to select our candidates to contest the election, as list or electorate candidates, directly from our membership. We expect to send up to 20 candidates to the final selection meeting on June 7, with a view to establishing the order of a final list of 15-20 candidates based on feedback from our members using a smartphone app. It’s internal democracy in action.”

Mr Kumar said the calibre of applicants was impressive.

“It’s going to be a tough process because all applicants have demonstrated a strong belief in the values and principles of the Internet Party, as well as the commitment required to represent the party as a candidate.

“We’re looking for our best and brightest and basing our final selection on their ability to demonstrate a high level of knowledge and analysis, eloquence and clarity of thought as well as being able to cope with the pressure and scrutiny all candidates face.”

The decision on final selection and ranking will be made by the Internet Party’s Executive Committee after taking into account members' evaluations.

The Candidate Challenge will be held at Auckland’s Q Theatre on Queen St onSaturday, June 7. The event is limited in capacity and open to Internet Party members and members of the public. Those who wish to attend can register for a free ticket HERE.

CANDIDATE SEARCH EVENTS

Dunedin
Saturday, May 24
Evison Lounge, OUSA Recreation Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin
3pm-6pm
Dunedin Candidate Search Facebook Event

Christchurch
Sunday, May 25
Trevinos Conference Room
Cnr Riccarton Rd and Mona Vale Ave, Christchurch
3pm-6pm
Christchurch Candidate Search Facebook Event

Wellington
Monday, May 26
Victoria University, Lecture Theatre LBLT118 (ground floor of Laby Building)
5.30pm-8.30pm
Wellington Candidate Search Facebook Event

Hamilton
Tuesday, May 27
Waikato University, Room 20, Student Union Building
5.30pm-8.30pm
Hamilton Candidate Search Facebook Event

Auckland
Wednesday, May 28
Q Theatre, 305 Queen St
4.30pm-8.30pm
Auckland Candidate Search Facebook Event

Auckland
Thursday, May 29
Q Theatre, 305 Queen St
4.30pm-8.30pm
Auckland Candidate Search Facebook Event

CANDIDATE CHALLENGE FINAL

Auckland
Saturday, June 7
Q Theatre, 305 Queen St
Midday-6pm
Free tickets are limited and can be booked HERE.

ENDS

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