The Liberal Agenda: 3rd-8th September


Righty-ho, back into it. Sorry for the absence of this blog for the last month or so, I’ve been gallivanting around the States. I’ve now settled temporarily in the lefty’s paradise that is Sweden, but I’ll keep these blogs up from a far.


So… Happening this week…


Obviously there are more Labour leadership debates nationwide. On Tuesday, they’re visiting the Hawkes Bay (7.30pm, Pukemokimoki Marae, 191 Riverbend Road, Maraenui). On Wednesday, they’re in Tauranga (7pm, Wesley Centre, 100 13th Ave). On Thursday, they’re in Hamilton (7pm, Te Rapa Racecourse, Centennial Lounge). On Saturday afternoon, they’re in Nelson (1pm, Victoria Community Centre, 2 Totara St, Victory) and then in the evening they’re in Wellington (7pm, Wellington Girls College Hall, Pipitea St). They finish the week on Sunday in Dunedin (3.30pm, Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, 270 Bayview Rd, South Dunedin). Phew.

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On Thursday, LATE returns to Auckland Museum. This month, Dionysus is inspiring discussion about Intoxication. This time round the discussion is moderated by Noelle McCarthy and the panellists include Pam Corkery and Norm Hewitt. Those who make the effort to get along will be rewarded with the sweet sweet sounds of Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes. If you haven’t been to a LATE night yet, this would be an excellent place to start.


The Going West Festival is on again, and Saturday is Heat 4 and the final of the Going West Festival Poetry Slam. The competition always brings some great talent out of the woodwork, and its only $10 on the door-bargain. Kicks off at 7pm at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall. Also a part of the Festival is the Book Market. It’ll see the Titirangi War Memorial Hall packed with a huge range of secondhand books for sale. You can also book a table for $25 and sell some of your own (email: ). There’ll be live music and a café on sight also.



There is a very worthwhile fundraiser happenings at The Vic in Devonport on Sunday. Francis Ha (which played at the NZIFF this year) is being screened as a fundraiser for the North Shore Women’s Centre and the Auckand Women’s Centre. Tickets are available from both the Centres (or by emailing and also the Women’s Bookshop.




This week is also Money Week 2013, an event from the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income. Most of us could probably do with better financial literacy, so if you feel yours could do with a brush up, check out the website, which lists events all over the country throughout the week.




As always, if you know of any events coming up, email us ( or drop us a line here. Have a great week y’all.


  1. Well , I’ve been galivanting around SH 1 between Gore and Dunedin and I settled temporarily in my car seat as a 4 foot six inch tall , bald headed cop gave me a ticket for no WOF . Then , as I was quickly leaving Las Clutha I got a speed camera ticket for $80.00 for 62 kph . I should have been given a medal for not going faster through Bill ‘ The double dipping Dipton Dribbler ‘ Englsh’s town of beige and bleak . Where cow smells mingle with tyre smoke in a way Patrick Suskind could have only dreamed of in his wonderful novel ‘ Perfume ‘ .

    The NZ country side needs culture like a bat needs a squeak down around these here parts Missy . So enjoy your fancy ‘ Sweden ‘ . x

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