All a bit late here in the blog but it was an enjoyable occasion. Even though the venue was far from ideal and I had the flu. It got filmed and as soon as I have a copy I will share it with you.
Apart from the usual school shows the next big event is certainly the festival in under a month. Rose and all the other members are doing a brilliant job and hope to find some of the blog readers there.
Just received news that next year will be a big one for me in the Waikato for me. Thats the Hamilton region south of Auckland for our overseas readers. ill keep you posted.
Greetings from the first official week of spring here in Wellington. Cheers
Build momentum for better housing for our children
WhenThursday 27th AugustTime5.30pm - 7.30pmWhere
The Backbencher Pub34 Molesworth StThorndon
Dear Susan,This month, CPAG is campaigning to raise public and political awareness about the poor housing conditions endured by children and families living in poverty in New Zealand.Please join us at a special Wellington CPAG event on 27 August to support this campaign.FeaturingMaster Puppeteer, Norbert Hausberg and Wellington musician Nigel Parry
Have Your Say, Advocate!You can help to support this housing campaign by;
- Writing a letter to the editor of your community or local newspaper
- Writing to or meet with your local MP to discuss the issue and gain support
- Get talking, have conversations and discuss this serious issue with your neighbours, workplaces, clubs and other groups.Please see attachments and information below for details on the Campaign Asks and Key Messages
- CPAG housing campaign background
- CPAG Campaign Ask
- CPAG Key MessagesCampaign AskCPAG is calling on the Government to act urgently to make sure all rental accommodation is healthy and affordable for families.
- Introduce and enforce a WOF for housing
- Introduce subsidies to get rentals up to a healthy standard.
- Urgently review and update Accommodation Supplement.
- Every child deserves the best start in a warm, dry, secure home
- Children thrive in warm, dry, secure homes
- Children have a right to decent housing - under UNCROC
- Poor families are at the back of the queue for housing
- Unhealthy housing is making children and families sick.
- Shifting from home to home, overcrowding and sickness stop children learning.
- Wrap them up warm - urgent action needed to winter-proof our rental housing.
- State housing is vital part of the safety net for poorest families - need firm commitment from Govt to this fulfil this role
As always, thank you for supporting CPAG.We look forward to seeing you soon!The CPAG Team