Election hustings and related events in Wellington
These meetings are taking place in Wellington in the lead-up to the election. Most, but not all, are specifically related to the election. Information is provided on a best efforts basis and we suggest you check with the website to confirm the information supplied before committing to an event.
Bridget Williams Books
Winter Series: The World Ahead
When Tuesday 25 July,
Place: GBLT2, Back of the Old Government Buildings (Law Faculty), off Stout Street,
Host Bridget Williams Books
Speakers: Max Harris, author of The New Zealand Project, addresses challenges for NZ including climate change, the future of work and inequality. He encourages us to look ahead with hope and imagination – and to develop a new political vision based on the values of care, community and creativity.
End Child Poverty
Political Forum: Wellington
Date Wed 26 Jul 2017,
Time: 5:00 pm – 7.30
Place: Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre Level D, University of Otago, 23 Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington
Host: Tick for Kids
Speakers: Darroch Ball – NZ First; Carmel Sepuloni – Labour; Jan Logie – Green Party; National Party – tbc; Maori Party – tbc
Do we need a
Date: Friday 28 July 2017
Time: 12.30 – 1.30
Place: Victoria University Law School Lecture Hall (TBA)
Host: Strategy 2040 & IGPS
Speakers: Dr Bill Mitchell
More information: Dr Mitchell’s BLOG. RSVP required.
Courage to Act Lecture 1 of a series
Date: Tuesday 8 August 2017
Time:12.15 – 1.30
Place: St Andrews on the Terrace.
Host: The St Andrews Trust for the Study of Religion and Society
Speakers: Christina Leef and another Mikaia Leach on the courage to act. Christina is an alumnus of the Flourishing Fellowship and works on Māori women and entrepreneurship and Mikaia is a member of the team that was overall winner of the 2017 Te Matatini..
More information Koha
Election forum on housing
Date: Wednesday 9 August
Time: Drinks and snacks from 5:45pm, Wellington Community Choir from 6:15pm.
Formal start 6:30pm.
Where: St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, 45 Molesworth Street, across the road from the Beehive.
Come and hear: Community stories of the housing crisis;
Christian perspectives on housing from Cardinal John and Bishop Justin; and
party spokespeople sharing their housing policies.
Host: Anglican and Catholic churches
will co-host an election forum
The following politicians have confirmed to speak about their party’s vision for housing.
Andrew Little, Leader, Labour Party
Metiria Turei, Co-Leader, Green Party
David Seymour, Leader, ACT Party
Others to be confirmed.
Action Station present Kai and Korero
Date Friday 11 August from
Time 5.45 – 8.00 pm
Place: St Andrews on the Terrace Church Hall
Host: Scoop Media and Action Station
Speakers: Each table will discuss three formal questions, led by facilitator Laura O’Connell Rapira, Director of Campaigns in ActionStation. Between the three questions you help yourself to a first course of warm buffet food and a second course of fruit and cheese. All this along with the best conversation you could have in a month of Sundays. Based on ActionStation’s kaiandkorero.com
More Information: Booking required by 4 August Cost $35.00 full price & $20.00 concessions.
Are New Zealand Income Levels fair or
not (Second pre-election forum)
Date: Tuesday 15 August
Time 5.30 – 7.00 pm
Place: St Andrews on the Terrace.
Host: St Andrews on the Terrace.
Speakers: The Panel is chaired by Lyndy McIntyre of The Living Wage Campaign. Panelists include Paul Barber, NZ Council of Christian Social Services, Max Rashbrooke, Journalist and author and Regina Tito-Campbell DCM Outreach Worker.
Public health issues facing New Zealand
Date: Tuesday 29 Aug 2017
Time: 5pm. Debate starts at 5:30pm.
Place: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington
Host: Wellington Branch of the Public Health Association.
Speakers: Come and hear party candidates debate their policies on major public health issues.
Description: Linda Clark will chair the event, which is hosted by the Drinks and snacks available from 5.00. The event will be webcast live for those outside Wellington. The event will be webcast. Entry by koha.
Leadership in a Post-Truth World
Date: Thursday 31 August
Time: 6.00 – 7.30
Place: St Andrews on the Terrace
Host: St Andrews on the Terrace and the Centre for Theology and Political Issues hosts political candidates for last of the “Keeping Faith in Politics” series.
Speakers: To be announced. Megan Whelan (Radio New Zealand) is the MC
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