Welcome to part three of the Times’ General Election coverage.
Numerous groups are hosting election meetings featuring various candidates. The Times will be attending two – both of which will feature candidates for the major parties.
The first public meeting we are attending will be the Pakuranga Electorate Meet-the Candidates meeting on Monday September 4 at St Mark’s Catholic Church, 334 Pakuranga Road at 7:30pm. St Mark’s has confirmed the candidates Simeon Brown, National; Barry Kirker, Labour; Carrie Stoddart-Smith, Maori; Guy Hunt, Greens and Suzanne Kelly, NZ First (meeting details, phone Rev Chris Sullivan 576 2888).
The Times will also be attending the Botany Electorate Meet-the-Candidates event on September 11 at 7.30pm at the East City Wesleyan Church Centre at 219 Burswood Drive, Botany. This meeting will feature Julie Zhe, Greens; Tofik Mamedo, Labour; Jami-Lee Ross, National and Jenny Marcroft, an NZ First representative. It will be hosted by Rev Dr Richard Waugh with Lloyd Wong as facilitator. (Phone 273-9044 for information).