I have contacted both the N.Z. Skeptics and the N.Z. Association of Rationalists & Humanists to see if we Kiwi's can borrow Richard when you Aussies are done with him.
My email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com reads as follows:
I have read that there are plans to get Richard Dawkins to the Atheists Foundation of Australia
conference in Melbourne, in March 2010. (see http://atheistnexus.org/group/richarddawkins/forum/topics/richard-d...)
It would make a lot of sense - seeing that he will be in this part of the world anyway - to arrange for Richard to come to New Zealand afterwards. In fact, in my opinion it would be an opportunity too good to miss.
I have made contact with the organisers of the Australia visit, and they report that they are not aware of any current plans for Richard to come here. I hope that between the N.Z. Skeptics and the N.Z. Association of Rationalists & Humanists this oversight can be fixed. My AFA contact is as follows:
Atheist Foundation of Australia Inc
Private Mail Bag 6
MAITLAND SA 5573
Ph: (08) 8835 2269
Please let me know if Richard can be pursuaded to head over to N.Z. in 2010. I would certainly want to attend any meetings where he was a guest.
If any forum members here can add their voices to the call to get Richard to NZ, it would be much appreciated.