10 Sep 2017

Why no government funding to celebate women's suffrage?

From Standing Room Only, 12:47 pm on 10 September 2017

Why aren't next year's celebrations marking the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women winning the right to vote, getting government funding?

Hundreds of thousands of tax-payers' dollars have been poured into First and Second World War commemorations over the past few years.

Now the Ministry for Women and the Ministry for Culture and Heritage are doing a shout out for groups around the country to come up with Suffrage related events.

But at this stage, no money's attached.

Lynn Freeman speaks to Renee Graham, the Chief Executive of the Ministry for Women, to remember why Suffrage is so important.