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Septem­ber is the Na­tional Coun­cil of Women’s Suf­frage month and the oc­ca­sion is be­ing aptly marked here in Palmer­ston North with a Meet the Fe­male Can­di­dates ses­sion on Sun­day.

There are 19 fe­male can­di­dates stand­ing for the Palmer­ston North City Coun­cil, Hori­zons Re­gional Coun­cil and the Mid-Cen­tral Dis­trict Health Board in the lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions. It’s ex­cel­lent to see so many women put­ting their hands up to be lead­ers in our com­mu­nity.

Not only will the event hon­our the work of women like Kate Shep­pard and New Zealand’s his­tory as the first self-gov­ern­ing coun­try to give women the vote, but it will be a great chance to hear some strong women speak on is­sues that af­fect all of us.

An­other cel­e­bra­tion of women worth men­tion­ing is the Bride of the Year event held on Mon­day.

I par­tic­u­larly en­joyed the win­ner Melissa Bush’s words of wis­dom: ’’There are two peo­ple in a marriage - one is al­ways right. The other is the hus­band’’.

- Lisa

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