Call for expressions of interest for regional election planning PSA Youth conferences May 2014


We are calling all PSA Youth members interested in helping to secure worker friendly policy and a fairer New Zealand this election year!

This year regional conferences will take place instead of a national PSA Youth conference and now is the time to express your interest in attending. The dates are:

  • Auckland, Ferndale House, Mt Albert, 8-9 May
  • Dunedin, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 15-16 May
  • Christchurch, CityPark Motel, Riccarton, 22-23 May
  • Wellington, PSA House, Central Wellington, 26-27 May

The regional conferences are designed to allow PSA Youth members to get together with other young members in your region, help shape the PSA’s election strategy, get practical training, hear from candidates and others on local issues, and make plans to work on in your area during the election campaign. Together we’ll identify the priority issues and goals for your region in election year, and develop a plan for how to achieve these.

This year the regional conferences will take place instead of a national PSAY conference. The programme will be a lot less structured and full than the usual national conference programme, to allow plenty of time for discussion, planning and networking. Check the FAQs for more info on the programme.

The regional conferences are open to PSA members aged 35 and under who are committed to being active in the election campaign. You don’t need to be based in one of the four host cities to attend. All transport, accommodation (where needed) and meal costs will be met by the PSA, but you will need to take annual leave or negotiate paid leave to attend. Please consider this before submitting your expression of interest.

Expressions of interest can be made psay@psa.org.nz and are due by 8 April and spaces are limited, so you’ll need to get in quick!

Check the FAQs for info on the programme, eligibility for attendance, taking leave, travel, accommodation and much much more.