The New Zealand General Election is this Saturday and around 50 Kiwis are expected to gather in Chalk Farm to watch the results roll in live.
The event has been organised by the London branch of the New Zealand Green Party, which has been active in London for six years. It will be held at the Abbey Tavern (124 Kentish Town Road, NW19QB) from 8am. All are welcome at the event with advance tickets available online at this link:
The event has plenty of room for anyone, and packages include a big breakfast, coffee and tea and a glass of bubbly. On-the-day tickets are also available.
It will be a chance for New Zealanders of all walks of life to meet other Kiwis and share their London experiences. London branch co-convener Simon Wood said the Greens had engaged with around 5000 Kiwi ex-pats in London this year – about 10 percent of the total London New Zealand population.
The Greens are the only New Zealand political party with a dedicated London branch.
“We’re passionate about ensuring international Kiwis have a say this election. Our job as an overseas branch of the Greens is to help ensure all of our fellow New Zealanders know how to cast their vote.”
Over the last two weeks, Kiwi Greens UK volunteers have been visiting gigs, standing outside tube stops in Clapham, Angel and Shepherd’s Bush and even door-knocking houses in traditional ex-pat areas to raise awareness both about the upcoming elections as well as about the Kiwi Greens UK.
Whatever your vote, you may get to meet some fun New Zealanders at this weekend at the event.