On the first Friday of every month Paul (the other one) Barlow joins me on Free FM to recap the month in city politics. We talk about the players, the game and the issues. In this podcast (from 17min) we round-up the candidates who have announced their intention to campaign in the upcoming election. Candidates for Hamilton East have been coming through thick and fast (and I’m excited by them all!) – West and Regional Council a bit slower – but hey, its over a month until nominations actually open (July 12th).
New candidates include Matthew Small, Meleane Burgess, Louise Hutt, Anna Smart, Tim Young and Kesh Naidoo-Rauf. Please spend time from now until October getting to know more about the people who want to make city decisions – on your behalf.
If you’re specifically interested in finding out more about the women campaigning – and want to support them – Political Women Waikato.
In terms of our city’s low voter turnout and lack of diversity, its been exciting to see new and diverse faces announce. Which took us to talking about diversity, and what “f##k the status quo” actually means.
Have a listen to the podcast – let us know what you think!
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