Press Release – Hikoi – Aotearoa Is Not For Sale

Auckland, Friday 27 April: Tomorrow a large colourful public protest will join the hikoi that began on Tuesday at Cape Reinga. Concerned members of the public will march up Queen Street calling on the Government to axe plans to sell more of our …Public Joins ‘AOTEAROA IS NOT FOR SALE’ Hikoi Tomorrow to March Up Queen Street

Auckland, Friday 27 April: Tomorrow a large colourful public protest will join the hikoi that began on Tuesday at Cape Reinga. Concerned members of the public will march up Queen Street calling on the Government to axe plans to sell more of our assets and resources and stop negotiating secret international trade deals that would weaken our decision making powers in our own country.

People are expected to bring banners and placards that outline issues closest to their hearts to send the message nationally and internationally that Aotearoa is Not For Sale. The current Government is moving swiftly to transfer public assets and resources into the hands of private corporate interests.

The event:

2pm Rally at Victoria Park

3pm March begins from Britomart and up Queen Street

Because the range of issues are so great, we’ll have a media co-ordinator on the ground to direct you to spokespeople on various issues should you need it – just ring Dean on 022 140 1961.

A variety of representatives will be available to talk about the following issues and many more:

* the impending threat of large scale seabed mining

* state-owned asset sales, including state housing, power companies, farms, Air NZ, and prisons

* education issues like school closures

* the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement currently being negotiated in secret

* deep sea oil drilling

* and the aggressive push to open up Northland to mining

Next week side hikoi from Taranaki and the East Coast will converge with the central hikoi in Palmerston North before continuing to Wellington.

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