Election Diary 2017

An entirely unscientific collection of dates and events that we have heard about and think others might want to know about as well…

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Tick4Kids Events Calendar is a wonderful place to find events around the country designed to promote debate about what needs to be done to improve the lives of children. Check out the Tick4Kids website for more information. For example, how about this event?

Tick for Kids New Plymouth Cross Party Election Forum, hosted by documentary maker Bryan Bruce: 3rd August, New Plymouth Hotel at 7pm.

NZ Education Institute Campaign – Bring an adult to vote

The Bring an Adult to Vote Campaign is about children motivating their family and whanau to get out and vote, while at the same time teaching the children the purpose and value of participation in democracy. Watch the accompanying videos of the children and teachers who inspired the campaign.

Advocacy workshop – Child Poverty. 3rd August, 5.30-7.00pm, Wellington. CPAG, Every Child Counts and Tick for Kids are jointly holding a Wellington-based advocacy workshop that is focused on putting Child Poverty onto the 2017 election agenda.  Wellington on . The workshop will cover tips for campaigning and taking action in the lead up to the election. The workshop will have something for both seasoned and new campaigners. RSVP to: everychildcounts@gmail.com

CPAG Political Forum

19th July, 7.30pm, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland. A child poverty political forum where you can hear from different political parties about their vision for a New Zealand where all children can flourish. The following representatives or candidates will be attending the forum: Darroch Ball – NZ first, Jacinda Ardern – Labour Party, Metiria Turei – Green Party, Jo Goodhew – National Party, Shane Taurima -Māori Party, Teresa Moore- The Opportunities Party

Political Forum – A vision for a New Zealand where all children can flourish.

Wednesday 26 July, 5-7.30pm. Nordmeyer Lecture Theatre, Level D, University of Otago, 23 Mein Steet Newtown, Wellington. Organised by CPAG and Tick 4 Kids, hosted by University of Otago, Wellington. Koha appreciated. Light refreshments provided. RSVP required

Election Forum 2017 on Housing Issues

9th August, Wellington Anglican Cathedral of St Paul, Molesworth St, Wellington. This is a joint Roman Catholic and Anglican election forum focusing on housing. Political leaders are being invited to attend and speak, and it will be a fantastic opportunity for people to hear housing challenges and the proposed solutions of our political parties.

Pre-election Meeting: Does everyone in New Zealand have a fair level of Income?

Keeping Faith in Politics – Otago University Centre for Theology & Public Issues Election year series

Welcoming Strangers in a World of Global Migration
27 July, 6:30pm Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Thorndon, Wellngton. Spend an hour with Julianne Hickey (Director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand) as she reflects on global migration, Kiwi immigration policies, as well as the biblical obligation to welcome the stranger.

Refugees: Are We Doing Our Bit in New Zealand?

Join the campaign meetings around the country Check out the dates for Murdoch Stephen’s speaking tour in July and August

A Fairer Aotearoa – Living Wage Election Forums

In the election campaign the Living Wage Movement will be campaigning for the parties to take the lead on the Living Wage by setting an example and adopting the Living Wage for the core public service and workers who are employed by contractors in the public service. They will be challenging political leaders at two forums:

24th August, 6.30-8pm, St Anne’s Catholic Church, 126 Russell Road, Manurewa, Auckland

30th August, 7-9pm, A Fairer Aotearoa – St Peter’s Anglican Church, 211 Willis Street, Wellington

 Public Health Association Election Forum on Public Health29th August 5.30-7.00pm. Hear party candidates debate their policies on major public health issues facing New Zealand. Linda Clark will chair the event, which is hosted by the Wellington Branch of the Public Health Association. The event will be webcast live for those outside Wellington.  Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington.  Debate starts at 5:30pm. Entry by koha.