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.
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.
Housing Election Forum
5th September 5.30pm meet Wellington Railway Station. CPAG and EveryChildCounts are organising this forum to jointly call for urgent action on housing to recognise every child’s right to a safe, affordable and healthy home. This is an opportunity for you to learn about what different parties will do to improve access to safe, affordable, healthy housing for all children in Aotearoa New Zealand. There will also be opportunities for you to ask questions and share your concerns. Please RSVP to Lisa Woods at email@example.com or 021 1228 273
Hui E Election Hui
20th September 10.30am-12.30pm Wellington, Community Hub, level 4, 120 Featherston St, Wellington (entrance on Waring Taylor St). Hui E has released its ‘General Election 2017 Ngā Take Whakahirahira a Hapori – Community Priorities’ election report. 25th September also marks the 2nd anniversary since the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by 193 countries, including New Zealand, and this event is to emphasise the importance of the goals to Aotearoa / New Zealand, as it is so evident through the report. Please join us for some celebratory cake and hear from some of the organisations who contributed to the report. Please register at electionhui2017.eventbrite.com
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.
Tuesday 15 August, 5.30-7.00pm. St Andrew’s on The Terrace. How do we ensure every family and individual in New Zealand has a fair income so they can participate well in society? The Panel is chaired by Lyndy McIntyre of Living Wage. Panelists include Paul Barber, NZCCSS, Max Rashbrooke, Journalist and author and Regina Tito-Campbell DCM Outreach Worker
Keeping Faith in Politics – Otago University Centre for Theology & Public Issues Election year series
Honest Leadership in a Post-Truth WorldA Hustings Event with MP’s from the Major Parties 31 August, 6:00pm St. Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington.The last in the “Keeping Faith in Politics” series of election year events fronted by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues (Wellington). Megan Whelan (Radio New Zealand) and Ministers and Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum will take up the challenge of honest leadership in a post-truth world. St Andrew’s on The Terrace .Thursday 31 August. 6.30pm.
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
29th August 5.30-7.00pm. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Wellington.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. Entry by koha.