Auckland City has an awesomely wonderful Suffrage Memorial in the inner city, on Khartoum Pl. As a uni student I often used to deliberately walk that way up to campus from the bus stop, just to see it. It's a real asset to the city, and celebrates an important part of our history both as a nation and as women.
Yet the Suffrage Memorial is under threat, for the second time in four years. We've got a guest post coming on this to provide more detail tomorrow morning. In the meantime here's some advance notice of an opportunity to show your support for saving the Suffrage Memorial:
What: Coming along to support the National Council of Women (NCW) submissions to the Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee of Auckland City Council, strongly advocating the retention of the Suffrage Memorial
When: Tuesday 20th April at 9.30am
Where: Level 15 of the Civic Building (1 Greys Ave, CBD). This meeting is definitely open to the public.
If you can't come on the 20th but want to show the councillors on the committee that you support the Suffrage Memorial, you can contact them directly, as follows:
Cr Greg Moyle (Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Cr Toni Millar (Deputy Chair) email@example.com
Cr Ken Baguley firstname.lastname@example.org
Cr Cathy Casey email@example.com
Cr Bill Christian firstname.lastname@example.org
Cr Glenda Fryer email@example.com
Cr John Lister firstname.lastname@example.org
John Banks (Mayor) email@example.com
Cr David Hay (Deputy Mayor) firstname.lastname@example.org
And here's a couple of links to tide you over until the guest post: