When up in Auckland on Thursday night I caught up with a few of the ACT on Campus people for a drink. Ironically if I was in Wellington I would have been at the NZUSA Conference!
What was meant to be a quiet drink or two turned into a very fun sociable night and I didn’t get home until well after 1 am.
The photo shows us outside the Grand Central in Ponsonby. On the far left is a random patron who joined the photo. Next is AUSA legend Graham Watson who needs little introduction. The scary thing is Graham and I first met 20 years ago at an NZUSA meeting!
Auckland AOC President David Seymour is third from left and then Blair Mulholland, the Whig. First time I have met Blair despite several conversations about umm mutual interests! Then Willie Seabrooke who manages to fit the term “property rights” into almost any conversation and finally Helen Simpson who was recently elected national president of Act on Campus.
Was a fun night. Alcohol and politics are always a good mix!