Waikato wāhine: Adele Younghusband

Telling Stories: Waikato Wāhine is an exploration into the lives of trailblazing Waikato women. Over five weeks I will tell the stories of a politician, businesswomen, artist, activist and Te Ao Maori leader. This week: Adele Younghusband was a photographer, artist and arts advocate who led a fascinating life - making her mark in the... Continue Reading →

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The good, the bad and the ugly of local politics this week.

Paul Barlow aka Paul the Other One joined me on Kelli from the Tron this week, for our monthly political korero - and what a month it was! We discussed the importance of researching candidates before voting; how to fire an elected member (spoiler alert you have to wait until election time) and if the... Continue Reading →

Waikato wāhine: Hilda Ross

Telling Stories: Waikato Wāhine is an exploration into the lives of trailblazing Waikato women. Over five weeks I will tell the stories of a politician, businesswomen, artist, activist and Te Ao Maori leader. This week: Dame Hilda Ross was Hamilton’s first politician – a National Party MP known for lecturing parents, I looked into her... Continue Reading →

The Voices of Women

Join us on International Women's Day for a panel event exploring how we can improve diversity and participation in local government. Please head to the Facebook event for updates and Register via Eventfinda.

Time to decrease election spending limits

Just for fun, a colleague and I trawled through the electoral expenses declared by Hamilton city council candidates in 2016.  One thing was clear.  It’s a rich mans game.  Literally.  Only 20% of the players are women and the average election spend is $5000. That's $5000 you'll need to put on the table to play.  It’s a months income for... Continue Reading →

That’s a wrap for 2018

The end of a year is a great time for reflection. I've had over 70 guests on Kelli from the Tron in 2018 ranging from politicians, environmental and social advocates / activists, event organisers and bands. For the last two weeks of the year, I'll recap some of the bigger stories and themes covered in... Continue Reading →

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