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Climate Voter election debate to get big audience

Climate Voter election debate to get big audience


Auckland, 2 September 2014 - Tickets to tomorrow night’s first-ever Climate Voter election debate have sold out but an online audience will also get to see the event live.

Over 55,000 New Zealanders have signed on at www.climatevoter.org.nz as Climate Voters since the initiative was launched on June 22.


‘The Great Climate Voter Debate’ will give representatives of six political parties a chance to convince a live audience plus online viewers to vote for them based on the action they are taking on climate change. The 330 tickets to the event at Auckland’s Q Theatre sold out last week.


Hosted by Samantha Hayes from TV3's 3rd Degree the line-up includes National’s Tim Groser, Minister for Climate Issues, Labour deputy leader David Parker, Green co-leader Russel Norman, New Zealand First deputy leader Tracey Martin and Internet Mana candidate John Minto. A spokesperson for the Maori Party has yet to be confirmed.


The two-hour event will be streamed via www.climatevoter.org.nz/debate starting at 7pm. It will finish with a review by a panel of guest commentators.


Community hosted screenings of the livestream have been organised in 13 centres from Whangarei to Dunedin. Locations are mapped here http://bitly.com/cvscreenings


The debate has been organised by the Climate Voter initiative which is a non-partisan alliance of six leading New Zealand organisations: Forest and Bird, 350 Aotearoa, Greenpeace, Generation Zero, Oxfam New Zealand and WWF New Zealand.


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