The Great Waiatarua Debate Returns!

After a couple of years hiatus The Great Waiatarua Debate returns.

We’re incredibly excited to see the moot “The West is Always Best” debated with equal parts vigour and humour by our celebrities.

Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to get yours to avoid disappointment.

For all the details, click here.

Meet the Candidates Audio – NOW AVAILABLE

This is the audio recording of each candidate speaking about themselves.  Coming soon are the questions and answers.

Peter Casey, WRRA President, welcomes all.

The running order for speaking was selected by random ballot by candidates as they entered the hall.

Council ward candidates speak first…

…about…


Council Candidates are first asked to speak according to a number drawn from ballot as they arrived


Penny Hulse is introduced and then speaks…

Ken Turner speaks…

Greg Presland speaks…

Linda Cooper is introduced and then speaks…

John Ridell is introduced and then speaks…

Peter thanks the council candidates



Local Board Candidates are were then asked to speak according to a number drawn from ballot as they arrived


First up, Denise Yates…

Neil Henderson speaks…

Dave Dempster speaks…

Sandra Coney speaks…

Carl Harding speaks…

Tracy Kirkley speaks…

Apologies from Michelle Clayton, and others…

Linda Potauaine speaks…

Janet Clews speaks…

Saffron Toms speaks…

Diane Goodley speaks…

Steve Tollestrup speaks…


Question time:

We have more audio available of questions put to candidates and this will be available real soon….

Comment below if you would like to be notified.


 

Meet the Candidates audio coming soon

On Tuesday 13 September we hosted both would-be Council and Local Board candidates.

The audio from the Meet the Candidates meeting at Waiatarua Community Centre will be posted here as soon as possible.

The audio file is currently being processed and edited to make sure you can go directly to the candidate or question that you want to hear.  (The single unedited audio file is also currently too big to upload here.)

Check back here again soon; or post a comment below and you will get notified when the audio is available.

(Event details are here.)