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All Welcome At The People’s Hearing

All Welcome At The People’s Hearing - making democracy child-friendly

The Grassroots Action Group (GAG) is holding the People’s Hearing at the Trusts Stadium in Henderson on the first day that the select committee on Auckland Governance sets up to hear submissions in Waitakere City (Tuesday 14 July).

The People’s Hearing welcomes anyone who’d like to have a say on the super city to speak for up to 15 minutes – not the 5 minute limit set by the select committee.

GAG will also provide childcare in the same building while people are giving their submission to the select committee.

GAG member Mels Barton says “we recognise that in school holidays it’s hard for people to arrange childcare, so we’re happy to help out if it enables parents to make a spoken submission”

“GAG has encouraged as many people as possible to have their say and this is a natural continuation of that. Even if you haven’t made a written submission we’re providing a forum where you can come and speak – or sing or recite a poem. We’ll video everyone and send it to the select committee”.

GAG is hoping attendees to the People’s Hearing will include musicians, poets and comedians as well as individuals and anyone with an interest in the super city issue.

GAG’s People’s Hearing will be held at the Trusts Stadium, Central Park Drive, Henderson from 3pm to 9pm on Tuesday 14 July. All are welcome, free entry.

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