Mayoral election events

Need reasons to get engaged in local politics? Brexit - Trump - Turkey - Terrorism - What do all four of these have in common? Disenfranchised populations!

  • Be part of the movement empowering local populations to determine how we will live in OUR communities.
  • As part of the 2016 Local Government Elections, TINZ is providing platforms around New Zealand for mayoral candidates to discuss subjects such as managing diversity, preventing corruption and progressing economic development strategies that harvest the benefits of New Zealand's international reputation for integrity.
  • Voter turnout has been declining since the 1980s. This is especially challenging at local levels where 42% of New Zealanders voted in the 2013 local elections. We are working with central and local government to achieve a better voter turnout for 2016 of more than 50%
  • At the last election 31% of people didn't know enough about the candidates. This platform is an opportunity for more New Zealanders to know about their mayoral candidates.

TINZ is hosting events featuring Mayoral candidates in local elections around the country. Events are confirmed for Wellington(18 August 18), Palmerston North (1 September) and Auckland (7 September). TINZ is working with its members to schedule events in other locations.

These functions are being organised locally with local knowledge. Look out for an event near you!

ENGAGE WELLINGTON!

Thursday 18 August 2016, 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Old Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 2, Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus

Join TINZ and the Institute of Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS) in the move to put the local back in local politics. Come and meet the candidates for the 2016 mayoral election and hear them speak on transparency, strong integrity systems and what they mean to them and YOUR community.

Venue:

Old Government Buildings, Lecture Theatre 2, Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus

Date:

18 August 2016

Time:

5:30pm - 7:00pm

ENGAGE PALMERSTON NORTH AND THE MANAWATU!

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Palmerston North City Library

Join TINZ and Massey University in the move

to empowering us—local people—to determine how we want to live in OUR communities. Come and meet the candidates for the 2016 mayoral election and hear them speak on transparency, strong integrity systems and what they mean to them and OUR community.

Venue:

Palmerston North City Library

Date:

1st September 2016

Time:

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Moderator:

Nicky Hager

ENGAGE AUCKLAND!

Wednesday 7 September 2016, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, at the Fisher and Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Road.

Come see Auckland mayoral hopefuls discuss the future of Auckland. On 7 September, the University of Auckland School of Architecture and Planning will be hosting the Auckland Mayoral Debate: Mayoral Candidates Discuss the Future of Auckland. The debate, chaired by Rod Oram, is part of the Fast Forward lecture series, and will include specific questions for the mayoral candidates from Transparency International New Zealand.

Venue:

Fisher and Paykel Appliances Auditorium, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland, 12 Grafton Road

Date:

7 September 2016

Time:

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Information:

2016 Auckland Mayoral Debate

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