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Let your voice be heard

Friday, July 14, 2017

Waipareira is caling on whānau enrolled in the September election to ‘Have Your Say.’

As part of our community advocacy, Waipareira is highlighting the 700,000 whanau throughout Aotearoa who registered at the 2014 election, but didn’t bother voting.

The campaign is fronted by Shortland St star Jayden Daniels who was also the face of recent Air NZ adverts.

In the clip, developed by Whānau Waipareira, Jayden is asked everyday questions, but others end up answering for him.

“Do you ever feel like you’re not being heard? Sometimes you just have to speak up”

The Have Your Say campaign illustrates the importance of everyone speaking up and having their say, according to Waipareira CEO John Tamihere.

He said like the Waipareira Winter campaign, where he directed sick westies go straight to Waitakere Hospital A&E - bypassing the exorbitant after hours GP fees, not voting was another issue that needed addressing.

“Our role as community advocates is to give a voice to all whanau in the community,” John said.

“The fact that almost 700,000 didn’t have their say is an issue.”

If you are eligible but not yet enrolled click here and take that first step.