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Live panel discussion: Why Vote?

Tuesday 24th June 2014

Why vote? What is the value of your vote? With people like Russell Brand proposing that young people actively not vote, is that a valid choice, or is it buying into the stereotype of the lazy, disaffected millennial? Is the aphorism that if you don’t vote, you don’t get to complain, or is it the system that is at fault?

Join us at Q Theatre in Auckland on Monday, June 30 for an evening of discussion on these, and other electoral issues. It's free to attend but you must register for a ticket. 

Doors open at 6pm and the panel discussion begins at 6:30pm sharp. 


Our panellists:

Laura O'Connell-Rapira is a party planner, creative campaigner & crowdsourcing enthusiast. She is the Campaign Director for RockEnrol and ActionStation. Laura believes that nothing important should ever be boring, and that politics - while important is currently pretty boring.

Joe Nunweek is the co-editor of the Pantograph Punch, an Auckland-based arts and culture website. He practises law by day and freelance produces at Radio New Zealand (where he just needs more practice overall). He did time in a parliamentary office when he was still figuring things out. He still votes.

Richard Bartlett is an engineer building tools for self-organising communities. He is motivated by the threat of civilisation collapse and the promise of socialist utopia.

Moderated by The Wireless' senior producer Megan Whelan

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Lena is the Project Co-ordinator for The Wireless. Prior to joining Radio New Zealand and The Wireless, she worked in marketing as a video producer and campaign specialist. Lena trained as a classical pianist and loves Scandinavian crime dramas and well-tailored pants.
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