Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


New Brochure Details New Zealand Women’s Suffrage

Wednesday 10 September 2003

New Brochure Details New Zealand Women’s Suffrage

A brochure highlighting the history and importance of New Zealand Women’s Suffrage has been produced by the Christchurch City Council in time for next week’s Suffrage Day celebrations.

“The brochure outlines New Zealand women’s struggle for the right to vote, highlighting the fact that both the leader of the women’s campaign, Kate Sheppard and the leader of the parliamentary campaign, Sir John Hall, were Canterbury people,” Lisa Hoffman, the Council’s Promotion Co-ordinator said.

When New Zealand women were granted the vote on 19 September 1893, they were the first in the world to be enfranchised.

“The brochure was produced after the Council was approached by a local women’s group, seeking help in promoting Suffrage Day,” Ms Hoffman said.

It is available from Christchurch City Libraries, Civic Offices, Tuam St and on the Council’s website www.ccc.govt.nz

The four main Suffrage Day events in Christchurch, next week will be:-

Suffrage Day Function – National Council of Women: Christchurch branch
Tuesday 16 September, 7.30pm
Venue: St Albans/Shirley Club, Hills Rd/Crosby St
Tickets $10 (ph 351 8364) – no door sales
7.30pm-NCW meeting. 8pm-guest speaker Dr Lesley McTurk, Christchurch city Council CEO

Women’s Suffrage Day 110 years Memorial - White Camellia Day
Friday 19 September, 12 noon-1.30pm
Venue: Kate Sheppard’s Memorial, Oxford Tce (opposite Rydges)
Feel free to bring a flower to celebrate this occasion.
Come and have your say.

Suffrage Day Celebrity Debate
“Men should no longer have the vote”
Friday 19 September, 7.30pm
Venue: St Andrew’s College Hall, Normans Rd
Tickets $20 from Ballantynes and YWCA (ph 379-7598)
Debate and celebrity-signed wine auction.
Proceeds to the Kate Sheppard Memorial Award Trust

Suffrage Day Fundraising Event
‘Women who make a difference share their stories’
Friday 19 September, 8pm
Venue: Christchurch Girls High School auditorium
Tickets $10 ( ph Ruth 384 4721 or Morrin 329 9789)
Five women, who make a difference, will talk about some their personal highlights over the recent past and share some of their dreams for the future

Details of these events are also available on the Council’s website and from Civic Offices, 163-173 Tuam St.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The SFO’s Investigation Of New Zealand First

On one level. New Zealand First has been the agent of its own misfortune. The New Zealand First Foundation handling the donations at the centre of the Serious Fraud Office investigation was reportedly (a) authorised by the NZF party’s board and (b)the money was apparently used to finance the party’s activities. Yet the disclosure trail remained opaque. According to its critics, NZF can’t have it both ways: it can’t claim that the foundation and the party were entirely separate legal entities, and then go to court to try and block the SFO from releasing its findings because of the likely impact on the party’s electoral fortunes... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Whether This Election Is Already A Foregone Conclusion

Currently, this election looks like being a no contest. The weekend’s Newshub poll has the centre left enjoying a roughly 57-36% lead over the centre right. Labour is on 50.1% and the Greens 6.5%, while National remains in the dreaded 20s at 29.6% More>>


Serious Fraud Office: Files Charges In Relation To NZ First Foundation Donations

The SFO has filed a charge of ‘Obtaining by Deception’ against two defendants in the New Zealand First Foundation electoral funding case. The charges were filed on 23 September. The defendants have interim name suppression and so cannot be named ... More>>


Economy: Business Leaders’ Confidence Tanks As Top Kiwi CEOs Vent Their Frustrations

The New Zealand Herald’s Mood of the Boardroom 2020 Election Survey has been released with top business leaders saying New Zealand’s Covid-19 recovery is in peril – and they want a decisive role with Government in the country’s future. The annual ... More>>


Poll: Newshub-Reid Research Poll Shows National Rising But Labour Still Governing Alone

With less than three weeks to go, Labour remains in a position where it could govern alone in the latest Newshub-Reid Research poll* on 50.1% - down 10.8 percentage points. National has risen slightly to 29.6% (up 4.5 percentage points), but even with the ... More>>


Government: Taking Action To Reduce Waste And Plastics

Phase out single use and hard to recycle plastics by 2025 Create a $50m Plastics Innovation Fund to develop alternatives Standardise kerbside recycling The Labour Party is taking the next step in removing plastic rubbish from our oceans and environment ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Last Night’s Leaders Debate

Do political debates change voter intentions, and cause voters to switch sides? According to a 2019 Harvard Business School study conducted across 61 elections in nine countries involving 172,000 respondents, the answer would seem to be a resounding ... More>>


Dunne Speaks: The Election Campaign Just Grinds Slowly On And On

With just over three weeks until the General Election, the release of the first major pre-election opinion poll this week confirmed what was already being reported about this year’s campaign. Although the gap between Labour and National has narrowed ... More>>

Electoral Commission: Candidate And Party Lists Released

17 registered political parties and 677 candidates will be contesting the 2020 General Election Nominations have now closed and the Electoral Commission has released the electorate and party list candidates for 2020 online at vote.nz . Advance voting ... More>>

National: Plan To Restore NZ’s Prosperity

National’s Economic and Fiscal Plan carefully balances the need to invest in infrastructure and core public services while also reducing tax pressure on Kiwi families and businesses. National Leader Judith Collins and Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith unveiled National’s ... More>>






InfoPages News Channels