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NCW Auckland Branch launches Suffrage Memorial Petition
The National Council of Women Auckland Branch is launching its petition to retain the Auckland Suffrage Memorial at Lower Khartoum Place.
We invite all concerned organisations, individuals, community board members, councillors, Members of Parliament, and media to join us at the petition launch on Monday the 17th of May, 5.30pm at the Auckland Suffrage Memorial.
This site was given by the Auckland City Council for the Auckland Suffrage Memorial in 1993 when all of New Zealand was celebrating the centennial of the Votes for Women Legislation passed by the New Zealand Parliament in 1893. The memorial is of national significance to New Zealand women.
NCW Auckland branch is seeking a total commitment from our elected officials that the memorial will be retained. Like Kate Sheppard, who founded the New Zealand National Council of Women, our will to do the right thing by New Zealand Women is strong.
With local body elections in sight, the NCW Auckland branch will be raising this issue with candidates. Elected officials may come and go, but the Memorial will remain forever!
If you would like to assist us in this campaign or obtain more information please contact-
Margaret Wilson, ph. 09-521-1229, E: maggies.mill at xtra.co.nz
representing the National Council of Women of New Zealand, Auckland Branch Social Issues Secretary.