False Economy tour

MP’s Highlighting High Cost of a Low-Wage Economy

Paekakariki and Green Party MP Jan Logie (left) and Green MP Denise Roche are on a national tour to highlight the impact of the government’s funding cuts and policy reforms on NZ communities.

And on Friday, August 10, they’ll be at the Kāpiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina St, Paraparaumu, from 11am to 1pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Based on the popular ‘Pecha Kucha’ format, the fast-paced presentations typically include a range of speakers from different organisations.

Pecha Kucha events comprise up to 12 presentations. Each person has 20 slides, shown for 20 seconds – which means they’ve got just 6 minutes and 40 seconds to explain their ideas.

The MP’s wan t to see those representing women, workers, the disabled , youth, children, refugee and migrant communities, Māori, Pasifika, the mental health community, problem gambling and others.

They say:”We are keen to make contact with people from community organisations in Kapiti who may be interested in making a presentation.”

This is the start of a campaign to highlight the problems being experienced by community organisations in the current economic environment.

Denise and Jan will do a summary presentation connecting the dots between presentations and then  open up the meeting for discussion.

To RSVP, or if you are interested in speaking, participating, or both, please contact Denise’s Executive Assistant Conor Twyford on 04 817 6764, or email conor.twyford@parliament.govt.nz

They ask people to let them know if they need a NZSL interpreter for the meeting.

To RSVP, or if you are interested in speaking, participating, or both, please contact Denise’s Executive Assistant Conor Twyford on 04 817 6764, or email

It seems all speaking spots are full, as my request to talk to the topic of how Kiwi Saver is an environmental crime was refused.