Sunday 17th November 2019


Marilyn will be joined by Hinemoa Elder for a lively discussion about her years in Government.

Date: 17 November 2019
Time: 4:30
Location: Waiheke Community Art Gallery

We are delighted that Marilyn Waring will be coming to Waiheke to share with us her experiences in the Muldoon government.

Marilyn will be joined by Hinemoa Elder for a lively discussion about her years in Government.

Tickets $30 per person, Seniors and Beneficiaries, $25.00 per person.

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Register to purchase a book on the day @ $40.00


In 1975, Marilyn Waring was elected to the New Zealand Parliament as the MP for Raglan. Aged just 23, she was one of only a few female MPs who served through the turbulent years of Muldoon’s government. For nine years, Waring was at the centre of major political decisions, until her parliamentary career culminated during the debate over nuclear arms. When Waring informed Muldoon that she intended to cross the floor and vote for the opposition bill which would make New Zealand nuclear free, he called a snap election. And the government fell. . .

This is an autobiographical account of Waring’s extraordinary years in parliament. She tells the story of her journey from being elected as a new National Party MP in a conservative rural seat to being publicly decried by the Prime Minister for her ‘feminist anti-nuclear stance’ that threatened to bring down his government. Her tale of life in a male-dominated and relentlessly demanding political world is both uniquely of its time and still of pressing relevance today.

I used to think that such a problem as high blood pressure is more common for elderly people as my grandmother suffered from it when I was small. However, it is not so. I’m only 30, and I already have it. I had to give up drinking coffee and start taking inderal. Now I am calm and can do everything I like, and not worry about my health.

‘I think it’s a brilliant book. She really does say that she’s going to take you with her, riding on her shoulder. And that’s how you feel. … She’s very principled, her writing is beautifully precise. This book is absolutely full of information – you get a very richly textured insight into what was going on right across her political life.’
Jonathan West, Nine to Noon, RNZ, 15 July (audio, 6’35”).

$25.00 – $30.00 includes GST.

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Sunday 17th November 2019
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