As the early bird rate expires on Friday, I registered Matt’s and my attendance at this years Forum on the Family. Being election year, the line up is mostly politicians all keen to vote catch but of the array of political parties being billed, one is most conspicuously absent.
To save you having to squint, here is the line up from left to right (on the advertisement, obviously):
Pita Sharples – Maori Party
John Key – National
Rodney Hide – Act
Winston Peters – NZ First
Peter Dunne – United Future
Jeanette Fitzsimons – Green Party
Larry Baldock – Kiwi Party
Taito Phillip Field – NZ Pacific
Richard Lewis – Family Party
(The absentee I am speaking of is not Jim Anderton of Progressive who isn’t listed but really who cares that he’s not?)
Regardless it will still be a great event, last year was very worthwhile though it is a wee bit disappointing to hear that David Farrar of Kiwiblog (a fellow Student Choicer from back in the day) will not be speaking this year as has been rumoured about the blogosphere but I am looking forward to it and have September 8 circled on my calendar.