Kapiti Grey Power are again doing their thing, and hosting Election Candidate meetings for the
coming National Elections, and full sets of candidates or their representatives are fronting up.
The Mana Electorate Meeting is at Southwards Car Museum Theatre today ( Tuesday September 26).
And the Otaki Electorate Meeting is at the same venue tomorrow ( Wednesday
Both meetings are from 7 to 9pm, and Grey Power suggests that intending
audience members come from 6.30 to secure seats.
Although Grey Power members will be there in abundance, these meetings are very much for the general public.
Grey Power President and ex-Kapiti Deputy Mayor Roger Booth will moderate, and is delighted at the chance to grill so many of the candidates. ‘
he says It is likely that fields of 6 will front up for each
meeting, and ‘we believe that our chosen topics will sort them out.’
Candidates Lily Brown (ACT), Frances Hughes (National), and Andy Foster (NZ First) will be atthe Mana meeting. Hon Barbara Edmond (Labour) will be represented by Hon Ayesha Verrall
and Gina Dao-McLay (Green) by Stephanie Rodgers. Bryan Ten Have will speak for the NZ Loyal party.
Candidates Terisa Ngobi (Labour), Tim Costley (National), Sean Rush (Act), and Ali Muhammad
Green) will front at the Otaki meeting, and Andy Foster (NZ First) and Bryan Ten Have (NZ Loyal) will represent their parties.
\MrBooth explained that at each meeting all candidates will firstly speak in turn for 3 minutes.
They will explain their credentials, and will then choose to comment from a set of Kapiti-relevant topics which the candidates have been given.
He ways ‘These Matters include
superannuation, several aspects of health, provision of new local accommodation, schoolteachers and students, and the effects of climate change.’
All candidates will then in turn be given time to comment on each of nine specific questions, again pre-set, covering a similar range of material.
Quick fire questions, but asking for more
detailed answers (one minute maximum) are expected from the Prime Ministerial
contenders on the quick fire topics.
And then there will be about 30 remaining minutes for questions from the floor of the