School holidays are upon us and there’s a fantastic looking school holiday programme is happening out at Manurewa Marae this week. Dancing, singing, performing and acting. AND it’s all free. Details are here.
Locally Left returns on Monday to the Grey Lynn RSC (1 Francis St). As always, excellent speakers, questionable location. Michele A’Court and Jeremy Elwood join Jacinda to talk about all the hot topics as MC’d by Nick Wells. It kicks off at 7.30 and usually goes for a couple of hours. Where else in the world can you get this kind of access to your local MP? These evenings are a really excellent institution.
The Comedy Festival starts on Thursday! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! Awesome line-up this year. The usual suspects from NZ a long with some stellar international talent including Tom Green and Wayne Brady. Yes. THE Wayne Brady. Who I spent every afternoon after school cracking up from on Whose Line Is It Anyway. Kind of a childhood icon. Kind of excited.
Thursday is also of course ANZAC Day, and for those who are less morally conflicted about the whole thing than I, there are a bunch of different events happening around the country. The Dawn service at Auckland Museum is from 6am. Auckland events are here. Wellington events are here.
The Greens are having a climate change conference this Friday at Parliament. It’s aimed at fostering public and cross-party dialogue and will feature a number of different speakers of different backgrounds. It’s open to everyone but you do need to register.
Haven’t had a good protest in a while? Saturday’s your day. Aotearoa Is Not For Sale is leading a march up Queen St as well as other places around the country (event pages are all listed here). Share the event, invite your friends and come along to show that we still do not think this is a good idea.
The 2013 Captain Jack Lyon Memorial Lecture is from Nicky Hager. Entitled Uncomfortable truths: NZ foreign policy in the ‘war on terror’, you know it’s going to be a goodie. It’s on at 5pm on Sunday night on 1st floor, 7 The Strand Takapuna. Tickets are $20 and are available by emailing email@example.com or calling 09-445-6178 Numbers are limited and there are no door sales.
Also, if you haven’t already, please sign Greenpeace’s statement against the Andarko Agreement. Because our civil rights shouldn’t be for sale.