Sunrise Celebration - Suffrage Day

19 Sep

Sunrise Celebration - Suffrage Day


Aotea Square

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Join Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and MC Jennifer Ward-Lealand as we honour the fight for gender equality in Aotearoa. The morning’s Suffrage 125 celebrations will continue with renowned songstress Annie Crummer and New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh performing live, along with other women leaders and musical guests.

Be a part of history at this special event that marks 125 years since New Zealand became the first country where women were able to vote in a general election. This event is hosted by the National Council of Women, Auckland Council and Auckland Live.

Buy your breakfast or a hot beverage from one of the visiting food trucks while you enjoy the entertainment. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is scheduled to speak just after 7am, so make sure you arrive with plenty of time to get a good spot.  

Free admission.

Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives
Jane Fonda, actor

Image: Suffragists, London. 
Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. PH-NEG-C11446.

Ticket Pricing

This is a free, non-ticketed event.

Upcoming Performances

Aotea Square (7am - 8.30am)