Press Release – Aotearoa Is Not For Sale
Aotearoa Is Not For Sale is reclaiming the street (Karangahape Road) for the people of New Zealand this Saturday November 3. Starting from 2pm, the fun-filled street party protest will have musicians, DJs, information stalls, circus performers, a …Thursday November 1
Aotearoa is Not for Sale – “Street Party Against Privatisation” on K’ Road, Saturday November 3 2012.
Aotearoa Is Not For Sale is reclaiming the street (Karangahape Road) for the people of New Zealand this Saturday November 3. Starting from 2pm, the fun-filled street party protest will have musicians, DJs, information stalls, circus performers, a kids’ zone (with two tonnes of snow!) and speakers. Revolutionary fun for the whole whanau!
ANFS Auckland has held two significant marches and smaller actions against asset sales this year, but with summer on its way it is time for the community to demonstrate their opposition in a new way; by partying against privatization. The street party is an opportunity for people to come together in unity, both to celebrate what we still own as a country, and to challenge the plans of the National-led Government to sell us out to private investors, be they from New Zealand or overseas.
“Although the government has been forced to halt the sale of state assets until next year, we still have a long fight ahead of us if we want to scrap this hugely unpopular plan altogether” says ANFS Spokesperson Miriam Pierard. “John Key says that no one owns the water, so we say no one owns the streets! The people are taking back K’Road for the day, and everyone is invited.”
The Government is facing louder and more varied opposition to the sale of our assets, with the petition for the referendum gathering signatures by the day and the Maori Council taking the Government to court next month. Aotearoa Is Not For Sale is delighted to offer this street party as yet another way the people of New Zealand can tell the Government again, “Aotearoa is STILL not for sale!”
ANFS warmly invites everyone who is against the sale of our state assets to come to this peaceful and playful party on K Road, between the intersections of Pitt and Queen Streets. Bring your friends, family, picnic blankets and a positive attitude!
Our fantastic music line-up includes:
AK Samba, Kīnaki, Mice on Stilts, Penny Dreadfuls, New Natives! Also with DJs Tina Turntables, Jafa Mafia, Scalper live, Exile, Locksteady, Issa, Flex, Oogun, Azbo, Kwinton Vybz & Tommy Flowers and many more!