Home » All News » Events News » Electorate Candidates Evening

Electorate Candidates Evening

Well Covid-19 continues to challenge us in all sorts of ways, hopefully you and your bubbles are all keeping well. The good news is we have revised our W3 Auckland Central Electorate Candidates Evening but because of the new Level Two rules and restricted gatherings, we need to do this virtually.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have never done a Zoom call on your phone, tablet or computer or have had problems in the past, please don’t be put off. The revised date is Tuesday 22nd September, which means we have plenty of time to help ANYONE that needs assistance with being able to join what will be a great evening, to learn more about the candidates standing for Auckland Central.

Date: Tuesday 22 September
Time: 7.30 with an anticipated finish between 8:30-8:45pm
Location: We will send you a Zoom link with a password a couple of days before the 22nd September, that you need to click on to connect for the event

More info on each of the candidates is available by clicking on their name.
Greens – Chlöe Swarbrick
Labour – Helen White
National – Emma Mellow 
New Zealand First – Jenny Marcroft

The evening will be moderated by the incredibly capable, inspiring Sue Watson, a true “Wonderful Waiheke Woman”. Sue will ensure all candidates are given equal timing across the evening. See Sue’s bio below.

Tickets – The original event was designed as a fundraiser for Te Huruhi Primary School with all proceeds going directly to the school. A HUGE amount of work went into securing sponsors for the original evening for the nibbles and the wine which clearly won’t happen, but also some spot prizes, which will still happen!

Got a ticket already?
If you have already purchased a ticket to the original W3 event and are happy for any of the funds paid to go towards the Te Huruhi Primary School, you don’t need to do anything.

Don’t have a ticket but want to purchase a ticket to the virtual event?
We are keen to support Te Huruhi Primary School as much as we can so if you don’t have a ticket and are interested in this virtual event, the cost will now be $10.

Please buy your ticket(s) on EVENTBRITE here. 

For a PART refund 

  1. For a part refund of $10 – please email – [email protected]
  2. For a part refund of $10 and refund of wines purchased please email – [email protected]

For a FULL refund

  1. For a full refund please open the email your received confirming your ticket purchase and click on View and Manage your order online or login into Eventbrite and request a refund.

First-time voters
Remember, if you know of a young woman at school or studying, who is a first-time voter, this virtual event is FREE of charge for them, please email [email protected] as they will be let into the Zoom call rather than having a password so we need details from them.

The format for the evening:
7.25 pm – Please click on your Zoom link that will be sent a couple of days before and enter the password provided. PLEASE sign in early as we will start promptly at 7.30pm.

7.30pm – 8.30-845 pm
– Formal welcome by Sue our moderator
– Each candidate will have seven (7) minutes to speak about their priorities for Waiheke Island and the greater Auckland Central area
–  Question time – if you have a question, please email it in advance to [email protected]
– Each candidate will have two (2) minutes to sum up why you should vote for them

Any questions please let us know! We do hope you will support this virtual event. It is all about being informed before you vote!

Cheers Niki and Josie

Dr Sue Watson

Sue is an experienced leadership development expert who has worked with a wide range of business, educational, and not-for-profit organisations and leaders over a number of years.

Creative and inspiring, Sue has a reputation for ‘keeping it real’ while developing and delivering highly engaging and effective leadership programmes. Sue is committed to developing women in leadership through coaching and development programmes. Read more about Sue’s latest venture ‘Leaderful’ here.

A HUGE thank you to our very generous SPONSORS:

& our very generous SPOT PRIZE contributors: