Suffrage 125 - Whakatū Wāhine
Today marks the end of the official Suffrage 125 campaign - 28 November is the anniversary of the election where women in New Zealand were first able to legally cast a vote.
For the past ten weeks, the NZ Music Commission has been celebrating Suffrage 125 - Whakatū Wāhine - 125 years since landmark legislation was passed, making New Zealand the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections.
It's been great to take the opportunity to shine a light on just some of the women that are a vital part of the NZ music whānau. We wanted to take a moment to especially thank Phantom Billstickers, for their enthusiasm right from the start, and their awesome poster campaign across New Zealand highlighting women behind the scenes; The Production Co. and Wolfpack Creative for lending their warehouse and expertise; and most of all, we are so grateful to the amazing forty-nine wāhine who have generously shared their thoughts and stories with us. Ngā mihi nui to you all!