FROM THE EDITOR
Tuesday, September 19 marked Suffrage Day - a significant day in New Zealand’s history.
It has been 124 years since women won the right to vote in our country in 1893, notching New Zealand down as the first selfgoverning country in the world to do so.
I could think of no better way to mark the occasion than by actually casting a vote in this year’s election, which I did on Tuesday at Te Manawa in Palmerston North.
Back in 1893, the suffrage bill was passed by 20 votes to 18. It’s absurd, now, to think that 18 men in government did not believe that half of the population should be able to have their say in our country’s governance.
This is why your vote, and every vote, matters.
So, if you haven’t already, take the time to learn about the candidates and their parties and policies this election.
Use your vote for what you believe is right for our nation’s future. Do Kate Sheppard proud. - Lisa Houston