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Refugees Welcome! Whangarei Talk On Refugees & the Election


Wed 16 Aug 2017, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: OneOneSix, 116a Bank St, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: murdochstephens

Murdoch Stephens from the Doing Our Bit campaign will speak to where the refugee crisis has gone in the last year, what New Zealand’s policies are - including the new community sponsorship model – and how local communities can get involved.

Find out more about the campaign here:

A local MC (to be announced) will start the evening, joining Murdoch to welcome him to the city and speak to the issue from a Northland perspective, the last date of the tour!

We'd expect the evening will run something like this:
- 6:05pm - Welcome from MC
- 6:15pm - Murdoch Stephens on the refugee crisis, NZs response and how you can get help.
- 6:45pm - Questions and Answers.
- 7:00pm - Tea and coffee
- 7:20pm - Further discussion in small group of locals keen to help with getting MPs and candidate pledges.

We'll have t-shirts and beautiful screen printed A2 'Refugees Welcome' posters for a small charge. Our election action booklets plus stickers will be available for a donation if you can or free if not!

Please invite friends from other cities to our full schedule of events:

World Refugee Day launch of the Doing Our Bit nationwide tour, 20 June, Wellington. Parliament lawn. Noon; speeches from 12.30pm.

More details:

All dates from 6pm unless noted:
- 10 July Invercargill. Masonic Centre.
- 12 July Dunedin. All Saints Church.
- 13 July Timaru. Timaru Bridge Club. (7pm)
- 17 July Christchurch. Workers Education Association.
- 18 July Nelson. Victory Community Centre.
- 25 July Wellington. Sustainability Trust.
- 26 July Masterton. Reformed Church of Masterton.
- 27 July Hawkes Bay. All Saints Taradale.
- 28 July Palmerston North. Hancock Community Centre.
- 1 August Whanganui. Quaker Meeting Hall.
- 2 August New Plymouth. Fitzroy Surf Life Saving Club.
- 3 August Rotorua. St Lukes Anglican Church.
- 4 August Tauranga. St George's, Gate Pa.
- 8 August Hamilton. Settlement Centre Waikato.
- 9 August Auckland central. Auckland Unitarian Church.
- 14 August Takapuna. Lake House Arts Centre.
- 16 August Whangarei. OneOneSix.

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