It's just over a year to go before the next local body elections.
Women who may be considering standing for election in 2010, or wish to support others to do so, are invited to attend a seminar in Hamilton on Saturday 10 October which will cover what's involved, the joys and challenges of local government and strategies to be successful.
Professor Margaret Wilson will provide a historical overview of women's participation in public life. Penny Hulse began by protesting against a landfill in Swanson and is now Deputy Mayor of Waitakere City. Soraya Peke-Mason will share her experiences as Rangitikei District Council's first Maori woman councillor.
Julie Starr, Wintec Editor-in-residence, will look at case studies of how candidates may reach voters through cost effective social media.
This should be an informative, fun day with plenty of time for networking and discussion.
To enrol, email Milly Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 858 5208.
Saturday, 10 October 2009 at St Peter's Cathedral Lounge, 10am -2.45pm.