Suffrage events across the country for women
Rural women across the country have been celebrating the 125th year of universal suffrage in a variety of events.
Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) says the 125th celebration of the day women finally won the right to vote is such a big milestone in New Zealand's history that commemoration events will be held over several days.
National president Fiona Gower said the RWNZ Suffrage Day celebrations ranged from sharing family stories about collecting signatures on the petition, marches through rural towns, to their involvement in the What Women Want project.
“Other events include capsule openings, celebrations alongside other community groups, and screenings of women-centric movies including She Shears.
“Our social media campaign in conjunction with MPI showcasing New Zealand's primary sector women is my personal highlight of the Suffrage 125 commemorations.
“Many of our members will be celebrating right up until November 28 which is the date of the first election in which women could vote in 1893.”