34 days ago

MEET THE CANDIDATES for PORT WAIKATO

Virginia Warren from BPW Franklin Inc

September 29th at The Cosmopolitan Club, Nelson St., Pukekohe, Please be seated by 8pm
This meeting is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is hosted by BPW Franklin Inc. Please pass invitation on to colleagues, friends and family
An opportunity to hear the candidates policies and how they may effect Franklin lives.
Dinner is optional: Cosmopolitan Club restaurant 6 for 6.30pm. Cost $30. Please prepay and register before 8pm on Saturday 26th bpwfranklinsec@gmail.com

Lucie Rutherfurd - Outdoor party
Mark Ball - Heartland NZ
Andrew Bayley - National
Baljit Kaur - Labour
John Reeves - NZ First
Ian Cummings - Independent

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