The campaign is off to the North today. There is a meeting at Whangarei this evening. Powhiri starts at 6 pm.
The venue is Forum North which is in Rust Avenue Whangarei.
So far the campaign has been a positive light hearted affair. There is even talk about the contestants forming a Boy band. David Cunliffe prefers them to be called “West Life”, Grant Robertson prefers “One Direction”. It is not known what Shane Jones prefers.
The signs of unity are welcome. Hopefully everyone realises that the Labour Party needs both of its wings to fly.
And hopefully everyone will be focussing on the primary issue. Who is able to counter John Key? The successful applicant needs to have television presence, smarts and passion for the job.
The details about eligibility to attend are as before.
People entitled to attend include members, former members as long as they sign up again and new members who sign up at the door.
Media can attend but for the preliminaries and the speeches only.
If you are going you should get to the meeting early as there will be a vetting process and this could take some time. People should bring their membership cards or ortherwise photo ID so that they can be identified. Photos and social media can be taken and used during the open part of the meeting.
And a reminder that current members and those who have been financial members of the Party sometime between January 1 2011 and August 22 2013 but have not yet paid their membership for 2013 can renew their membership and vote, so long as they do so before 12.00am on Friday 6 September. This can be done by clicking here. New members will not be able to vote.