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Auckland candidates meeting moved

Written By: - Date published: 3:57 pm, December 9th, 2011 - 25 comments
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For the Auckland Labour party members (and others)  going the the candidates meeting on Sunday  has been moved. This e-mail turned up today (from Moira Coatsworth)

Due to the huge amount of interest in Sunday’s meet the leadership candidates meeting the venue has changed to a larger venue.

It is now at the Fisher and Pakel Auditorium in the Owen Glenn Building at the University of Auckland City Campus, but still from 2.30 – 4.30pm

The Owen Glenn Building is on Grafton Road just off Symonds st. There is parking on the lower five floors of the Owen G. Glenn Building. It is accessed from Grafton Road, at the traffic lights opposite the onramp to the Port and just below the School of Engineering Building. This parking costs $5.

I can’t say that I am surprised. There have been more inches written about these meetings than any political meeting that I can remember since Orewa I, especially in the blogs.

If you aren’t current member or just a supporter? Well you can sign up for Labour at the door for only a few bucks. That has to be one of the most innovative techniques I have ever seen for encouraging people to rejoin and join the party. It has been quite amusing reading of the interested greens, members last current in 85, and even just general supporters putting their money up for membership to get in.

I’ll be paying cash at the door because I had a heart attack about the time that the bill arrived this year (and no I can’t remember if there was a cause and effect 🙂 ). But wanting to go to this meeting did get me active enough to find out that I could set up a direct debit on Labour’s website. I have been meaning to do it for quite a while for a low maintenance donation and sub so I don’t have to remember to pay this trivial annual bill again.  Last time I looked a few years ago the website would only take credit cards – now it takes eftpos (finally!).

 

25 comments on “Auckland candidates meeting moved”

  1. Jilly Bee 1

    Oh, the irony – the Owen Glenn building. I’ll be there though.

  2. ghostwhowalksnz 2

    What irony ? . It was a Labour government that built the thing. OG just paid a few mill – enough for the carpet to wipe your feet on- so his name went above the door.

  3. mike 3

    I don’t wonder at it. I was at the Christchurch meeting on Thursday evening and it was a block buster. A real political meeting of passion and ideas. There were so many great questions from the floor that only about a third of those who wanted to say something were able to do so before the three hours was up. The professionals were awesome, and I came out of there convinced that I’d be proud to support whoever the caucus elects to lead us all. Everyone agreed that this whole process has been a great start for our party on the long hard road to victory in 2014 when we’ll take the chance to deal to this criminal bunch once and for all. Kia kaha

    • ak 3.1

      mike: I came out of there convinced that I’d be proud to support whoever the caucus elects to lead us all. Everyone agreed that this whole process has been a great start for our party…

      Onya mike, fully agree and hope the caucus is listening. Ignore the media and the sewer squawkback, continue with meetings and direct, pro-active promotion of ideas, and above all put the Left first – above any petty, personal ambition. And not just Labour, the Left: forge relationships or perish alone. Too many lives and the entire reputation and future of this once-proud nation depend on it.

    • Ditto for Hamilton /Waikato area .An amazing turnout . We need to,take a lesson from this ,Engage the members more and thus win elections.
      Once this term’s leader is chosen its time to consider a new system that gives a leadership vote to all financial members. Its well beyond its time .

  4. PIB 4

    @LPRENT Owera = Orewa?

    Also here: http://thestandard.org.nz/act-the-continuing-implosion/ in line one paragraph two.

    I’m from Orewa, so I need to representttt – even if it is full of racist national supporters.

    • lprent 4.1

      Yeah typo while tired – fixing

      I should know how to type it. Went there often enough when my parents had a wee farm in the upper Waiwera valley.

      Definitely a distinct kulture.

  5. Akldnut 5

    Woohoo can’t wait!
    I on the other hand set up my contribution many years ago and in 07 transfered it into the century fund. This pays for my membership and more.
    After the 08 election I was so annoyed that we were outnumbered with the amount of signs on the roads I increased my contribution 50% to help with money concerns Labour might be having.

    Might not be millions but every bit counts.

  6. Cactus Kate 6

    More room to stack the meeting. Perfect. Hope all plans are in place #teamcunliffe. All the best. Cunners at least isn’t a financial numpty.

  7. Sunny 7

    Cunliffe is by far the better candidate for leader, smart and quick on his feet, able to articulate the passion and detail the process. David Shearer may well have some good points but he sounds cringemaking with his ‘I’ve got a good back story’. The NZ way is to catch someone being good. Not hear first hand. Robertson’s a bit boring and long winded….

  8. Anthony 8

    Any reason why these aren’t at least webcast/podcast? It’s 2011 y’all.

    • mike 8.1

      Yes here’s the reason. It’s a Labour Party meeting. Go along if you want a part of t. Cast it and it turns into a commentators fest.Yuk

      • One Anonymous Bloke 8.1.1

        +1

      • Anthony 8.1.2

        Who cares about commentators, they’ll commentate on it whether it’s cast or not and then it’s their thoughts that will mediate what’s said. It’s a pretty important discussion for any left leaning NZer, and a lot of people can’t make it.

        The auditorium has the integrated facilities for it too, not like some random hall.

        • Colonial Viper 8.1.2.1

          If you want to participate in Labour Party discussions, it’s real easy, become a member of the Labour Party.

          • Anthony 8.1.2.1.1

            You can’t see how paywalling/creating barriers for engaging in this kind of dialogue is counter productive?

          • the pink postman 8.1.2.1.2

            Well said C/V.I’m sick to death of these right-wing columnists .bloggers and other Tory plonkers telling Labour people who their Leader should be. Its time they were told mind their own bloody bussines. look after their own parties sordid affairs and their scandals. I like all our members know just who would I like as leader ,however when the result is known He will have my full support ,Its a democratic result and that is how it will be.

  9. fatty 9

    Are they still going to finish off the meeting with a biggest penis competition?
    My money is on Shearer…I’ve heard he has a farmer’s cock

    [lprent: Any reason to bother do this ineffectual mucking about with humans then? Time for an Angus bull, or even better an bull elephant – both make human males look pathically under endowed.

    You dont’t want bull PM? Stop making a dick of yourself. Show some intelligence. ]

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