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Corkery to referee Nikki vs Jacinda battle

Thu 13 Feb 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News

Corkery is bound to have plenty of one-liners of her own! (Picture - Newstalk ZB) Broadcaster Pam Corkery will adjudicate next week’s Great Auckland Pride Debate, where Nikki Kaye and Jacinda Ardern will go head to head once again in a battle of whether “gays do it better”. Corkery will be tasked with keeping ‘some semblance of order’ at the OUTLine fundraiser at Auckland Museum’s roof-top Event Centre on Tuesday. “Big Gay Rainbow” speechmaker Maurice Williamson is bringing his oratory skills to National colleague Kaye’s team, along with SPY about town Ricardo Simich. The trio will argue the affirmative. Comedians Urzila Carlson and Jeremy Elwood are on Ardern’s team, which won the debate last year. The judging panel consists of community stalwarts Buckwheat, Women's Book Shop owner Carole Beu and Paul Heard from Urge Bar. After selling out in 2013, the popular charity event will be at the much larger venue of Auckland Museum’s Event Centre on Tuesday. However tickets are still expected to sell out. Auckland Museum Director Roy Clare is delighted to be hosting the debate, “Auckland Museum is here for all the people of Auckland. We are delighted to be making our roof-top Event Centre available as the venue for The Great Auckland Pride Debate as part of The Pride Festival in 2014. The festival is a celebration of Auckland’s diversity; in response we are once again lighting up the Museum in the colours of the rainbow.” All profits from the 2014 Great Auckland Pride Debate will be donated to OUTLine. When: Tuesday 18 February, 7pm for an 8pm start Where: Auckland Museum Event Centre Buy tickets here    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 13th February 2014 - 9:35am

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