The Liberal Agenda-May 8th-12th


Apologies for the terrible lateness of this weeks blog. I’ll try and make up for it…




First up, the Comedy Festival continues this week in Auckland and Wellington. There’s a tonne of brilliant stuff on, and we’ll continue reviewing bits and pieces too. If you’re stuck for something to do this weekend I would highly recommend taking the kiddies to Stand Up For Kids (you’ll love it too).


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Tonight in Wellington, it’s the second forum in JustSpeak’s Unlocking Prisons series. This one, Within the Walls explores life on the inside from people who’ve been there. It will address questions about it’s impact of decisions to reoffend, and what the experience was like. If you’re interested in the Justice System, then you should definitely get to this. And if you’re in Auckland, fear not, we get it next week. It’s at St John’s in the City from 6pm.

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Don’t forget it’s Mother’s Day this Sunday. If you’re stuck for something to do,  Kaipatiki Project are running one of their Nana Technology courses. I quite like the idea of learning to make chutney like my Grandma used to with my Mum. Or if you’re brave, you could all head out to plant trees at Long Bay.


The Autumn Series is on in Auckland and Wellington right now. It’s basically a precursor to the Film Festival, something with which to whet your appetites. I would suggest About Elly tomorrow night in Auckland, or Pierrot le fou in Wellington on Sunday (hey- another Mother’s Day idea).


There is a great sounding workshop this Sunday about how to set up your own Transition Town. It’s between 10-1 and includes a networking lunch. It’s free but you have to register for catering purposes (contact or phone Debbie on 09 367 4342). It’s at The Green Room at the Grey Lynn Community Centre 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn.


Lastly, people of Not-Auckland. I want to start including more goodies from around the country too, but it’s a big place. If you know of things that are happening, head to our calendar page and send us a link. Or tweet me.