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Auckland lesbians will talk party politics

Fri 19 Sep 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

As part of the run-up to New Zealand's general election, the Auckland Lesbian Business Association is planning a panel discussion with representatives from three political parties. Fronting up: Green MP Metiria Turei "This is sure to be a meeting that you won't want to miss," says ALBA's Megan Adams. "It is election year and so we intend to hold a panel discussion with MPs who are either lesbian or who have a track record of promoting issues that lesbians will benefit from." Labour's lesbian cabinet minister Maryan Street, the Greens' Metiria Turei – who has drafted a bill which would allow gay couples to adopt children – and National's Auckland Central candidate Nikki Kaye will address the audience. "Each of the panelists will speak for ten minutes," explains Adams. "After all three have spoken, we will throw the floor open to questions for the next twenty minutes. After this, the panelists will be available for those present to chat to on an individual basis." The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 8 October at the Purple bar, on the corner of K' Road and Pitt Streets. Doors open at 6pm, with the panel commencing at 6:30pm sharp.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Friday, 19th September 2008 - 7:00pm

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