Article Title:UPDATED: Where to watch the third reading
Category:Features
Author or Credit:Jacqui Stanford
Published on:16th April 2013 - 01:29 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
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Text:Viewing parties are being planned for the third reading of the bill that will (hopefully!) give us marriage equality. If you want to get out of the house to watch it, here’s where to go. Key info: The final reading is due to begin at 7.30PM with a vote around 9.30PM. Wellington There will be some seats available in Parliament's public gallery, but it will be done on a first come first served basis. So arrive early! But don't stress, the great news is the Legislative Council Chamber will host anyone who wants to be at Parliament for the third reading, and can’t fit into the Public Gallery!!! This is also were the speeches will be and will be your chance to thank all those who have worked so hard on this campaign! The approx times:  Before 6.00pm - people arriving at Parliament to get into the Gallery 7.30pm - the debate starts 9.30 - Bill passes (fingers crossed) 9.30 - everyone congregates in the Legislative Council Chamber; Shortly after - when all MPs arrive, a short thank you ceremony  Once formalities have finished (around 10.30?) head to San Fran Bath House to celebrate The San Francisco Bath House will be hosting people who want to watch the third reading live on a big screen - and an after party. If you want a cocktail while you watch history, S Corner Durham St and Kilmore St. The third reading will be shown. Dunedinites: The Otago Room at Clubs and Socs will be open from 4PM with drinks and nibbles to celebrate third reading, thanks to the student union. In Palmerston North, ClubQ will be open from 6PM for the third reading and want locals to come watch and celebrate. They will even give you a free glass of bubbly! “BYO snacks if you feel the need but free Pizza will be provided,” is the message. Oh and there is also a prize for the best wedding dress costume! Jersey Lane, Palmerston North. In Hamilton, head along to Shine on Victoria St for a public viewing at 7PM. Take $5 if you want pizza! Legalise Love Waikato is also planning a celebration picnic for the Saturday, which you can read all about here If you want to watch from the comfort of your own home, you can do so by tuning in to: Freeview 22 Sky 94 TelstraClear 94 You can also stream it online here. Jacqui Stanford - 16th April 2013    
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