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Labour Leadership Husting Meetings Announced

Labour Leadership Husting Meetings Announced

Details of twelve meetings spread across New Zealand have been announced as the unprecedented Labour leadership race enters its next phase.  Each will involve all three Leadership candidates – David Cunliffe, Shane Jones and Grant Robertson – and will be organised around a two-hour format involving speeches from all candidates, questions and answers from the audience and a mix and mingle afterwards.

The first hustings meeting will be held in Levin, during Labour’s Region 3 Conference, at 1pm on Saturday 31st August.  The next day will see two meetings in Auckland and on Monday 2nd September the hustings meeting will be in Whangarei.  Over the next three days the events will be in Hawkes Bay, Tauranga and Hamilton.  After a one day break the hustings resume with two on Saturday 7th September, in Nelson and then Wellington.   The series completes with hustings in Dunedin, in Labour’s historic birthplace of Blackball on the South Island’s West Coast and – the final event, on Tuesday 9th – Christchurch, location of Labour’s 97th Annual Conference to be held at the start of November.  See detailed agenda on the next page.

Media will be able to attend the meetings until the end of the speeches.

The meetings also offer an opportunity for members of the Service and Food Workers to cast their votes.  Party members who have received their votes in the mail can vote by post, vote electronically or vote through the ballot box at the meetings.

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1pm – 3pmLevinHorowhenua Events Centre, A&P Show Grounds Levin
Sunday 1/09/2013AfternoonAucklandTBC
 6pmAucklandWestern Springs College Hall
Monday 2/09/20136pmWhangareiForum North, Whangarei
Tuesday 3/09/2013EveningHawkes BayTBC
Wednesday 4/09/20137pm – 9pmTaurangaWesley Centre  100   13th Ave Tauranga 
Thursday 5/09/20137pm – 9pmHamiltonTe Rapa Racecourse  Centennial Lounge, Hamilton
Saturday 7/09/20131pm – 3pmNelsonVictory Community Centre, 2 Totara St, Victory, Nelson.
 EveningWellingtonWellington Girls High College TBA
Sunday 8/09/20133.30pmDunedinKings & Queens Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bay View Road, South Dunedin
Monday 9/09/2013EveningWest CoastBlackball / Greymouth
Tuesday 10/09/20137.30pm – 9.30pmChristchurchChristian Cullen Lounge, Addington Raceway, Christchurch


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