Press Release – NZ Not For Sale

Hikoi Starts Tomorrow Opposing National Asset And Resource Sales Monday 23 April 2012: Tomorrow a hikoi for everyone concerned about the Government selling our assets, land and resources will be initiated by northern tribal elders at te Rerenga Wairua/Cape …Hikoi Starts Tomorrow Opposing National Asset And Resource Sales

Monday 23 April 2012: Tomorrow a hikoi for everyone concerned about the Government selling our assets, land and resources will be initiated by northern tribal elders at te Rerenga Wairua/Cape Reinga. The hikoi is called ‘Aotearoa is Not For Sale’ and will be traveling to Wellington over the next two weeks.

The hikoi is open to everybody – it’s about standing up and sending a clear message to the Government that we, our land, what’s under our land and what’s been built on our land, is NOT FOR SALE.

Most New Zealanders don’t want our public assets, resources and farm land sold to private investors. It is not in our interests to put our future in the hands of a few large foreign companies whose primary goal and self-interest in profit undermines what is good for the country we live in and love.

Key issues:

* PRIVATISATION OF STATE OWNED ASSETS – electricity companies, Air NZ, prisons, education
* THE RUSH TO SELL OUR NATURAL RESOURCES – mining, deep sea oil, fracking
* OVERSEAS LAND SALES – Crafar farms, large multinationals owning swathes of our high value production land
* OPPOSING THE TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (TPPA) – the impact international trade deals inflicts on our sovereignty

ITINERARY (to Auckland)

Cape Reinga: Tuesday 24 April – 7:45 – Whakamoemiti / Poroporoaki, depart at 9am

Kaitaia: Tuesday 24 April – 11am March through Kaitaia

Kerikeri: Tuesday 24 April – 3pm March from Kororipo Pa through Kerikeri to the Far North District Council for an anti-mining demonstration

Kaikohe: Wednesday 25 April – 9:00 am – March through Kaikohe

Kawakawa: Wednesday 25 April – 11:30 am – March through Kawakawa

Whangarei: Wednesday 25 April – 2:15 pm – March through Whangarei, demonstration at Northland Regional Council

Auckland: Saturday 28 April – 2:00 pm – Rally at Victoria Park – 3pm
march up Queen Street

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