The Liberal Agenda: 4th-10th August


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The Great Debate

6:30 pm, Monday 4th August 2014
The Backyard Bar
31 Northcote Rd, North Shore
Gold coin donation to Life Education Trust appreciated.

Maggie Barry, National
Claire Szabó, Labour
Anne-Elise Smithson, Greens
Dion Jelley, NZ First
Nick Kearney, Act
Miriam Pierard, Internet Party

There is a general election coming up, and many of us need to decide which party we are going to vote for. But how do we make this decision? What do the parties stand for? What policies do they have and what will be the effect of them? How will they directly impact us?

As a young person you are getting ready to make your mark on New Zealand and you want to know what this upcoming election will mean for you.

TDB Recommends

Pupuke Rotaract is holding a debate for young people aged 18 to 30. No oldies! just YOU asking questions that YOU want answers to!

Join us on Monday 4th August at the Backyard Bar in Northcote from 6:30 pm. If you have questions you want answered you can tweet them @PupukeRotaract with #debate or email them to



Tick 4 Kids

Hekia Parata (National), Jacinda Ardern (Labour), Denise Roche (Green Party), Miriam Pierard (Internet Mana), Tracey Martin (New Zealand First) and John Thompson (ACT) are all confirmed to speak..

We’ll also have, as special guest speaker, Peter O’Connor (Associate Professor Critical Studies in Education from University of Auckland).

Confirm your attendance now via the event page and invite your friends and whānau. Join us from 7pm, light refreshments will be available.





Coral, Fire & Ice: Explore Secret Underwater Worlds

Saturday 9 August, 7.30pm

“Kimbe Bay is a world more alien than the edges of space.” David Doubilet
Photographer David Doubilet has spent five decades under the surface in the far corners of the world, including interior Africa, remote tropical coral reefs, rich temperate seas and recent projects in the northern and southern ice.  He has photographed more than 70 stories for National Geographic reporting on coral reefs, historic shipwrecks, ocean predators, and exotic marine creatures.
David’s personal challenge is to create a visual voice for the world’s oceans and to connect people to the incredible beauty and silent devastation happening within the invisible world below.

In “Coral, Fire, and Ice,” he takes audiences across three continents. First, to the rich and diverse waters of Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea, part of the “coral triangle” that is the centre of the world in terms of marine biodiversity. Then, journeying south to the cold ice filled waters of Antarctica, Doubilet moves through and under the ice to capture images of the hidden world of the leopard seal, penguins, shipwrecks and his newest work on the sculptural beauty of icebergs. Finally, his photographic journey takes audiences up north to Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence to capture an extraordinary world of whales, wolfish, salmon, and harp seals, a remarkable creature fighting to survive in a world of shrinking sea ice.

David Doubilet reveals never-before-seen images from his assignments and the reality of life behind the camera from parasites to harp seal bite as he shares his adventures working to get the best shot.  The author of 12 titles including the award wining Water Light Time, David is the recipient of Picture of the Year, BBC Wildlife, Communication Arts and World Press awards as well as a member of the Academy of Achievement, International League of Conservation Photographers, International Diving Hall of Fame and a Trustee of the Shark Research Institute.

His images are prized for both their scientific value and their aesthetic beauty. He is endowed with a keen sense of humor and the ability to speak poetically about his subjects
Running Time
Doors open 7.00pm
Start 7.30pm
Finish 9.30pm
(Times are approximate and are subject to change)

Ticket Information
$39.00 – $49.00