Following on from a suggestion by Weka (update: and Te Reo Putake) this is a fresh post on today’s Labour candidates meetings.
There are two meetings scheduled. These will show off the diversity of Auckland.
The first will be in Otahuhu and draw on membership from South Auckland which is the powerhouse of Labour support. The meeting will have labour members and also Service and Food Worker affiliate members. The SFWU is apportioning its support by allowing members to have a direct vote. This is by far the most democratic way for the unions to decide how much support they will be giving to each of the members. Expect the meeting to be Pacifica dominated and for there to be music and lots of laughter.
The second will be in Western Springs in the Auckland Central electorate. I expect this to be a more subdued and possibly tenser meeting.
Details of the meetings are as follows:
Otahuhu Event Centre, 31C Atkinson Avenue, Otahuhu at 3 pm
Western Springs College Hall, Motions Road, Western Springs at 7 pm.
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.
UPDATE: Just 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. H/t Lanthanide.