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The Whisky’s In.

Written By: - Date published: 11:27 am, May 7th, 2015 - 32 comments

Before the turgid post-election hell that the British Establishment will undoubtably unleash…

Drinking Liberally – Hamilton

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, October 24th, 2012 - 14 comments

Drinking Liberally

Great to see Drinking Liberally starting up again in New Zealand. And in a new city, Hamilton. There’s nothing to stop people getting Drinking Liberally started up in other cities again. It’s pretty much just a matter of finding a venue, maybe organising a speaker, setting up a Facebook page, and asking your friendly Leftwing hub blog to tell everyone about it.

Drinking Liberally – Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 9:23 am, March 3rd, 2011 - 7 comments

The first Drinking Liberally for 2011 is to be held in Dunedin. Pete Hodgson Thursday March 3rd 7:30pm Circadian Rhythm (72 St Andrew Street) The speaker is Pete Hodgson MP for Dunedin North, giving a wrap on his time in the house and perhaps some insight into what election year has in store…

Drinking Liberally Palmy

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, July 16th, 2009 - 3 comments

Drinking Liberally Palmy’s having their first event of the year at the Brewers Apprentice bar on July 23. Head over, have a pint or two, talk some politics with likeminded people and hear Green co-leader Metiria Turei talk about the upcoming referendum. As usual with these events she’ll probably stick around afterwards for questions and […]

Reminder: Drinking Liberally Wgtn

Written By: - Date published: 2:02 pm, April 22nd, 2009 - Comments Off on Reminder: Drinking Liberally Wgtn

Drinking Liberally with Sue Bradford Where: Southern Cross Bar, Abel Smtih St, Wellington When: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 from 5:30pm. That’s tomorrow. Green MP Sue Bradford will be at Drinking Liberally – 6pm tomorrow – Southern Cross Bar – leading a discussion on “the state of the left and our prospective response to the current […]

Reminder: DL Wgtn tonight

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, April 9th, 2009 - 3 comments

If you’re not fleeing the city for the long weekend like every other sane person, Drinking Liberally Wellington is on at the Southern Cross tonight with guest Metiria Turei. What: Drinking Liberally Wgtn When: Tonight, April 9, 2009, from 5.30pm. Where: The Southern Cross, Abel Smith Street Who: Good left-wing jokers and jokeresses like yourself. […]

DL Wellington next week

Written By: - Date published: 2:03 pm, April 3rd, 2009 - 2 comments

Metiria Turei is at Drinking Liberally next week. Thursday, April 9, 5:30 at Southern Cross. Nice new logo too. Meanwhile, here’s Andrew Little from last week.

Wgtn/Chch DL double

Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, March 26th, 2009 - 1 comment

Drinking Liberally is meeting this evening in both Wellington and Christchurch. DL Wellington has Andrew Little speaking at the Southern Cross Bar on “the greater Labour movement and how it can mobilise and lobby against the current National Government”. Talk starts at 6pm, people usually arrive from 5:30pm. [Facebook] DL Christchurch has Therese Arseneau speaking […]

DL Wellington – Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, March 18th, 2009 - 16 comments

Patrick’s sure got DL Wellington humming along. Next Wednesday at the Southern Cross they’ve got Andrew Little, national sec of the EPMU and the new Labour Party president along to talk about mobilising the labour movement. Should be plenty to discuss and debate. Here’s the email: The next Drinking Liberally Wellington is featuring newly elected […]

DL Wellington tomorrow

Written By: - Date published: 11:12 am, March 11th, 2009 - 1 comment

Just received this from the Wellington Drinking Liberalites: Just a last minute reminder, tomorrow is the third Drinking Liberally of 2009, featuring the new Green MP, Kevin Hague. Kevin was formerly the Chief Executive of the West Coast District Health Board and has served as the Executive Director of the NZ AIDS Foundation. He’ll be […]

Drinking Liberally – Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 6:50 pm, March 6th, 2009 - 27 comments

Drinking Liberally Auckland back for another round in 2009. Join all your favourite lefty liberal drinkers at Drinking Liberally Auckland. When: 7pm, Wednesday 11 March Where: London Bar – corner Queen and Victoria Streets, Auckland CBD Who: you and like-minded left-wingers. All welcome This month’s speaker is economic and business commentator Rod Oram. Rod’s in-depth […]

DL Christchurch, change of speaker, plus other DL events

Written By: - Date published: 3:33 pm, March 2nd, 2009 - 13 comments

Labour leader Phil Goff will now be speaking at DL Christchurch this Thursday. Therese Arsenau has moved to a later date. When: 7pm, March 5 Where: Goodbye Blue Monday Who: Phil Goff and a who’s who of Christchurch lefties and don’t forget DL Dunedin’s first event is tomorrow, March 3. When: 7pm, March 3 Where: The […]

Launch of DL – Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 4:18 pm, February 27th, 2009 - 8 comments

I’ve just got an email on the launch of the Drinking Liberally chapter in Dunedin: Come raise your spirits as you raise a pint as New Zealand’s network of progressive drinking clubs arrives in Dunedin. Drinking Liberally is an informal, non-programmatic gathering of like-minded left-leaners, an opportunity to share you ideas while you share a […]

DL Wellington with Grant Robertson

Written By: - Date published: 4:24 pm, February 23rd, 2009 - 4 comments

Under Patrick’s iron fist, things seem much more organised with DL Wellington. For just about the first time ever, there will be a DL a fortnight after the previous one, as they originally planned. This Thursday, Wellington Central’s new MP, Labour’s Grant Robertson will be speaking. So, if you like Wellington or you like drinking […]

DL Christchurch with Therese Arsenau

Written By: - Date published: 1:13 pm, February 18th, 2009 - 4 comments

Drinking Liberally Christchurch has its first meeting of the new year on March 5, with political commentator and academic Therese Arsenau to speak. She had some interesting perspectives on what the Left needed to do during the campaign and I’m sure she will have some comments on what the Left needs to do now. As […]

The return of DL Wellington

Written By: - Date published: 3:16 pm, February 3rd, 2009 - 7 comments

Drinking Liberally Wellington is back for the new year. Brian Easton, one of our leading left-wing economists, is speaking. Doubtless, he’ll have some insights on our current economic crisis. And, it’s not just a chance to hear Brian. It’s also a chance to get together and talk about how we’re going to keep this government […]

Drinking Liberally – Christchurch

Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, December 3rd, 2008 - 4 comments

Matthew Hooton calls Drinking Liberally ‘a trendy leftie clique’. Well, I’m not sure I would agree with mad Matt on the ‘clique’ bit, four chapters around the country with as many as a hundred people coming along to events seems a bit bigger than a clique, but it sure is getting trendy. The latest chapter […]

Drinking Liberally – Palmerston North

Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, October 22nd, 2008 - 1 comment

When: 24th of Oct, 7:30pm Where: Zoe’s Bar – Bottom floor of the Kingsgate hotel, Fitzherbert ave Who: guest speaker Green MP Keith Locke, and a great group of jokers and jokesses Also: join the mailing list dlpalmerstonnorth@gmail.com .

Drinking Liberally – Palmerston North

Written By: - Date published: 4:35 pm, August 14th, 2008 - 24 comments

A third Drinking Liberally chapter is underway. The first meeting of Drinking Liberally – Palmerston North will be next Friday at the Kingsgate bar. The guest speaker will be Hamish MacDouall, Labour candidate for Whanganui, David Bowie expert, brain box, and all-round nice guy. Now, Palmy isn’t known as a hotbed of political activism but […]

Mallard to speak at Drinking Liberally, Wellington

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, August 6th, 2008 - 2 comments

After a mysterious three week absence, Drinking Liberally Wellington is back tomorrow evening. Here’s the email: We’re only half way through a week overflowing with political news so there should be plenty to discuss over a beer tomorrow at the Southern Cross 😉 Come join us to hear Trevor Mallard speak and stick around for […]

David Slack at Drinking Liberally Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, July 9th, 2008 - 13 comments

(Via: greylynnsinglesclub)

Drinking Liberally reminder

Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, July 3rd, 2008 - 3 comments

Don’t forget Drinking Liberally tonight. The weather’s crap but the good people at Southern Cross have provided their function room, so you won’t get wet. Nicky Hager will be drawing a big crowd and there should be plenty of lively discussion in the light of this week’s political events. WHAT  Drinking Liberally Wellington WHEN  5:30pm, […]

Reminder: Drinking Liberally Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 2:36 pm, July 1st, 2008 - Comments Off on Reminder: Drinking Liberally Auckland

Remember that Drinking Liberally Auckland is having its inaugural session tomorrow with David Slack. Note it in your schedules and tell your left-leaning and green friends where the action is. In fact phone a techno-phobe friend now! WHAT Drinking Liberally Auckland WHEN 7:30pm, Wed 2 July WHERE London Bar, corner Queen and Wellesley Streets, Auckland […]

Hager to speak at Drinking Liberally – Wellington

Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, July 1st, 2008 - 13 comments

This is one not to be missed. Nicky Hager will be speaking at Drinking Liberally – Wellington this coming Thursday. Hager, author of The Hollow Men – shortly to screen as a movie at the International Film Festival – is back in the spotlight this week following this article in the Sunday Star Times. In it, […]

Drinking Liberally – Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, June 25th, 2008 - 14 comments

You’re invited to the first Auckland Drinking Liberally event – 7.30pm next Wednesday night (2 July) at the London Bar with special guest speaker David Slack. Drinking Liberally brings together people from across the left-leaning wing of the political spectrum for discussion, debate and, well, drinking. The first Auckland event will take place from 7.30pm […]

Drinking Liberally email for the next event

Written By: - Date published: 4:04 pm, June 17th, 2008 - 26 comments

“Hi all, Ok, we’re going to try to lock in a regular Drinking Liberally schedule now: first and third Thursdays of each month. Which makes the next session this coming Thursday… And a huge thanks to Dr Michael Cullen for coming along to the last event. The video’s up on YouTube for those who missed […]

Video: Dr Cullen at Drinking Liberally

Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, June 7th, 2008 - 70 comments

We just received a video of Michael Cullen’s speech to Drinking Liberally on Wednesday from one of the attendees. It’s well worth a look. Everyone who was there that I have spoken to since was hugely impressed because Cullen spoke from his roots, from his political soul. He would do well to speak like this […]

Many liberals, many drinks at Drinking Liberally

Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, June 5th, 2008 - 9 comments

Drinking Liberally last night was another raging success. The crowd was about 80, lots of new faces and good fun had by all. Given an open brief, Michael Cullen went back to his roots. He talked about social democracy and what it stands for; what that meant growing up in a working class family and […]

Drinking Liberally tonight

Written By: - Date published: 3:19 pm, June 4th, 2008 - 11 comments

Just a reminder that Drinking Liberally is on again this evening. See youse there. WHAT Drinking Liberally WHEN From 5.30pm, Wednesday June 4th. WHERE Southern Cross, Abel Smith Street SPEAKER Michael Cullen, Deputy Prime Minister CONTACT wellington@drinkingliberally.org

Cullen to speak at Drinking Liberally

Written By: - Date published: 3:50 pm, May 30th, 2008 - 100 comments

Drinking Liberally’s Facebook group has just sent out the invitation to their second event. I don’t know how they’ve swung it, but they’ve got Michael Cullen speaking. It’s not every day the Deputy Prime Minister agrees to talk to your drinking club/politics forum. It will be on Wednesday again to fit Cullen’s schedule. So, details: […]

Drinking Liberally liberally attended

Written By: - Date published: 6:19 pm, May 22nd, 2008 - 18 comments

The launch of Drinking Liberally at the Southern Cross last night was a blast. The organisers had been hoping for 20 plus people to make it the first time, so it was really impressive to see over 50 people there. Nandor spoke well and had a chance to speak on a big picture level regarding […]

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