One of the last taboo subjects

About 25% of women in Aotearoa have had an abortion, yet we don't talk about it and it still comes under the Crimes Act. In this Free FM podcast I speak to Terry Belamak from ALRANZ (Abortion law reform). I ask why this matters (human rights), the current process to access abortion in NZ, whether there is equal... Continue Reading →

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Why I think women say no to politics

In 2013, I watched the election campaign of father and son Nick and Paul Ravlich. I liked seeing people who weren't politicians putting their hand up to make decisions for our city. Councillors always seemed the same and they certainly weren't hanging out where I did, or making decisions congruent with my priorities. So, in... Continue Reading →

Waikato Wahine: Louisa Higginson

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: In this special Anzac commemorative episode historian and author Jane Tolerton talks about the role of women in the war... Continue Reading →

Waikato wāhine: Eva Rickard

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: Eva Rickard worked tirelessly for land rights, social justice and for the government to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Telling... Continue Reading →

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 →

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.

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