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Christchurch hosting series of events to mark 125 years of Kiwi suffrage.

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Christchurch hosting series of events to mark 125 years of Kiwi suffrag.

Kate Sheppard launched her suffrage efforts from Christchurch, where a range of events on Wednesday will mark 125 years since Kiwi women got the right to vote.

It was in Christchurch that Kate Sheppard began her efforts to secure women the right to vote, giving the Garden City a special link to the suffragist who defined a pivotal time in women's rights around the world.

Wednesday marks 125 years since New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to grant all women the right to vote in parliamentary elections, an achievement Kiwis continue to hang their hat on.

The potential sale of Kate Sheppard's old home brought her efforts back into the public eye in time for the commemoration, as did murmurs from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of potential Government plans to purchase the Ilam villa.


The historic Kate Sheppard house is on the market, coinciding with the 125th anniversary of Kiwi women winning the right ...
The historic Kate Sheppard house is on the market, coinciding with the 125th anniversary of Kiwi women winning the right ...

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The historic Kate Sheppard house is on the market, coinciding with the 125th anniversary of Kiwi women winning the right to vote.

The Ministry for Women has encouraged groups across the country to organise events to commemorate the occasion, from film screenings and ballet performances, to online exhibitions and talks.

In Christchurch on Wednesday evening, the Kate Sheppard Memorial Trust is hosting a celebratory event at Knox Church, on Bealey Ave, beginning at 6.30pm. Mayor Lianne Dalziel will present the Kate Sheppard Memorial Award scholarship and filmmaker Gaylene Preston will talk about her film HERSTORY – (Ms)adventures in Filmland.





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