Kōreros & Networking

We are all, in the private kingdom of our hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend. Someone who isn’t embarrassed by our emotions, or her own, who recognises that life is short and that all we have to offer, in the end, is love.
— Cheryl Strayed

YWCA Suffrage Speed dates

Thursday 19th September           5:30pm - 8:30pm          Agora Café


In 1893, New Zealand's women became the first in the world to win the right to vote, and from this Suffrage Day was born. 

 126 years later the YWCA of Hamilton is celebrating suffrage by hosting Political Speed Dating, an event where YOU can meet the women standing for local elections. The focus of the event is to give the Waikato community an opportunity to meet and ask the women candidates running for your local council questions about their campaign. 

 This is not a one-on-one speed dating event, there are not enough candidates for that. But each candidate will talk to you and 5-10 others at a time. There will be no candidate speeches from the podium, just small group discussions about issues that matter to you. 

Come along to a relaxed evening focusing on issues that matter to women. Men are also welcome to attend, but only women candidates will be participating in the speed dating. 

Elections NZ will be joining us for the evening to give a 101 on how and why to vote, as well as helping to get your enrolment details up-to-date. 

The event is free but please register at events@ywcahamilton.org.nz 

Disclaimer: We are hosting women candidates running for councils across the region. This event is specifically designed to uplift those candidates. We will tautoko other events that create space for every other candidate. 



Stitch and Bitch

Sunday 21st September           10am - 2pm           The Nancy Caiger Gallery

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 It’s time to get crafting and conversing with the first Toi Wāhine Stitch and Bitch!  

Grab your knitting, crochet, drawing, weaving or whatever craft you enjoy and come on down to The Meteor’s Nancy Caiger Gallery to spin some yarns in both senses of the word!  

Spill the tea with some like minded ladies over a free cup of tea (or coffee) in amongst the Hine/Wāhine exhibition whilst getting your craft on, all accompanied by some inspiring female music!   

Pussy Hat Patterns can be found at the following links:

KNIT- https://www.pussyhatproject.com/knit/

CROCHET- https://www.pussyhatproject.com/crochet/

SEW- https://www.pussyhatproject.com/sew/

More information on the Pussyhat project visit https://www.pussyhatproject.com/

Tickets- FREE