YWCA Suffrage Day: Political Speed Dating

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Cafe Agora & Event Centre

13 Kent Street

Hamilton, Waikato 3204

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In 1893, New Zealand's women became the first in the world to win the right to vote, and from this Suffrage Day was born.

126 years later YWCA Hamilton is celebrating by hosting Political Speed Dating, an event where YOU can meet the women standing for local elections. The focus of the event is to give the Waikato community an opportunity to meet/ask questions and basically have a quick first date with the women candidates running for you local council.

For this event we will have the audiance sitting in small groups depending on their ward, and then candidates will rotate between the groups depending on what wrad they are standing in.


We have invited all the women running for the Hamilton City Council and the Waikato Regional Council's Hamilton Constituency . In attendance on the night will be (in alphabetical order):


Mayoral candidates
Angela O'Leary
Lisa Lewis
Louise Hutt
Paula Southgate

East Ward Candidates
Andrea McLachlan
Kesh Naidoo-Rauf
Lisa Lewis
Margaret Forsyth
Maxine van Oosten
Meleane Burgess

West Ward Candidates
Angela O'Leary
Chris Davis
Louise Hutt
Melaina Huaki
Sarah Thompson
Shanti Ralm
Siggi Henry

Waikato Regional Council
Jennifel Nickel
Angela Strange

We are yet to hear back from Michelle Houghton. Unfortunately Anna Smart is unable to attend.

Drinks and Nibbles from 5.30pm.

Dating starts at 6pm.

Disclaimer: We are hosting women candidates running for councils across the region. This event is specifically designed to uplift those candidates. We will tautoko other events that create space for every other candidate.

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Cafe Agora & Event Centre

13 Kent Street

Hamilton, Waikato 3204

New Zealand

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