The impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the New Zealand Culture sector
Speech made at reception discussing the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the New Zealand culture sector, 1 December 2012
Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Equity president
For many performers (and I’d say New Zealanders in general really) it is difficult to make the link between the arcane negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement and their everyday lives. For many of us in the arts community, when we hear phrases like “national interest”, “Most Favoured Nation Status” and “non-conforming measures” our eyes glaze over. I’d go as far to say that they glaze over in much the same way that many an economist’s eyes do on hearing the wonderful words of Shakespeare.
Equity on vice-president Todd Rippon
Equity is aware that our vice-president Todd Rippon has been fired from his non-acting job as a tour guide, and that the NZCTU is supporting Todd in taking up a personal grievance.
Todd Rippon is a valued member of Actors Equity and we are honoured to have him as a vice president of our national performers committee. Equity is always concerned to hear of members experiencing unfair treatment in the workplace and Equity has serious concerns with this case. All workers have the right to join a union and cannot be discriminated against by an employer for being a member. Todd has the full support of Equity and his performer colleagues.
Click read more for the NZCTU media release on Todd Rippon.
Equity Q&A for students about to graduate into the professional acting world
Don't miss the HACKMAN Theatre Awards
You are warmly invited to The HACKMAN* Theatre Awards 2012 at the magical Wintergarden in the Civic on Monday 10th December 2012.
Dress Theme = THE 1990's - THE GOLDEN YEARS.
GAGA: THE UNMENTIONABLE
“I will now do a traditional dance from my country”
We Should Practice presents the latest iteration of Gaga: the unmentionable. This work looks at Louise´s relationship with her first language, Gagana Samoa or Samoan language and through it, her mother, Lafitaga Matua, who performs in the work. Featuring Lafitaga Matua, Nisha Madhan, Ilasa Galuvao and Leki Bourke Jackson.
The Old Folks Association Hall, Gundry St, Newton
Join Equity and the casts of Mary Poppins and Little Shop of Horrors on 29 Nov
Equity president Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Australian Equity president Simon Burke invite you to join them for a post-show thirsty-Thursday trans-Tasman musical mixer event sponsored by the Equity Foundation and featuring the casts of Mary Poppins and Little Shop of Horrors.
Where: Citizen Q Bar, 305 Queen Street, Auckland
When: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 10.30pm til late
Members and non-members welcome. RSVP HERE. Proudly supported by Q Bar.
20% discount at the bar when you show your Equity card.