The groups leading the Hikoi believe that because housing is a basic human need access to decent quality, affordable and safe housing should be seen a human right. This means that our society and more specifically the State has an obligation to ensure that everyone living in New Zealand always has access to adequate and secure housing. The groups further believe that this obligation means that housing needs to be considered as more than a commodity whose allocation is decided entirely by markets and the profit motive.
The Hikoi will be run by CPAG with support from many other community members and organisations including AAAP, Unite Union and First Union.
Auckland – Meet at the Glen Innes Train Station (GI) tomorrow (Saturday)at 12pm or join us at the corner of Kepa Road and Coates Avenue at approx. 2pm. The walk will finish in Orakei Domain approx. 3pm. Walk will take approx 3 hours.
Wellington – Meet at Cuba Street at 1pm tomorrow (Saturday)and finish at Civic Square. Followed by family-friendly music and festivities. The event will take approximately 1.5 hours.
Christchurch – Meet at 12pm tomorrow (Saturday) at 9 Buckleys Road (carpark opposite Eastgate Shopping Centre), Linwood