The Liberal Agenda 25th-31st March

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There is plenty going on this week to get your brain juices a-flowin’ and your party feet a-tappin’….

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‘Giving Our Kids A Home For Life’ is a public meeting being held by Holly Walker MP and Metiria Turei MP on Monday Night. They’ll be talking housing policy and explaining the Greens’ ‘Home for Life’ Package.

 

There is a series of public consultation meetings happening on the proposed changes to the RMA. In Auckland on Monday, there is a public meeting from 12.00-2.00pm and then a hui from 3.00-5.00pm. Both are at the Ellerslie Event Centre.

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Also on Monday, The Central Auckland Labour Hub is hosting Rod Oram. He’ll be talking about the manufacturing sector and providing some thoughts on what we need to be doing to turn things around. If you’re interested you need to register here.

 

Paul Rishworth is delivering a lecture on Tuesday night about Same Sex Marriage and Religious Exemptions. Rishworth delivered the Law Society’s Submission to the Select Committee and is a bit of a BORA pro so this will be a very interesting talk to listen to.

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Eva Strangelove, NZ born international Burlesque star is in a Texan hospital after contracting Strep Pneumonia. Her medical bill are going through the roof and her friends around the world are chipping in. Save our Strangelove is a fundraiser on this Friday 29th March. A $15 ticket gets you performances from 3 bands and 6 Burlesque artists which is excellent value AND you’re helping out someone in a nightmarish situation.

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It’s the Waiheke Jazz Festival this weekend and it is a super line-up. My personal picks are Iva Lamkum who is on at the Good Friday Groove and Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes who are playing the Saturday Night Supper Club.

 

This weekend is Easter! What does that mean? The Easter Show!!! Go get high on candy candyfloss, ride the rides till you feel queazy and try to win an oversized stuffed animal

 

Nominations are now open for Amnesty International’s 4th Human Rights Defender Award. If you know someone in NZ or the Pacific Region who you think is deserving of the award, nominate them by 5.00pm Friday 5th April. The award ceremony will be held on Saturday 4th May.

 

There is another Asset Sales Protest on Saturday 27th April. That’s a while away obviously but will give you time to share share share so we can try and get as many people along as possible.

 

Happy Easterweek!!!