Migrant’s picnic this weekend at Tamaki Makaurau

Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, February 1st, 2019 - 8 comments
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Love Aotearoa hate racism is holding a picnic on Saturday afternoon at Myers Park in Auckland City to celebrate our diversity.

Whatever you do don’t confuse the event with this event which is being put on by the particularly inappropriately named New Conservatives.  They want to denigrate what most of us want to celebrate.  Their event starts at 4 pm at Aotea Square.

 

8 comments on “Migrant’s picnic this weekend at Tamaki Makaurau”

  1. The new conservatives – the oxymoron that denigrates both individual words and ideals.

    Hope the migrant event goes really well.

  2. rata 2

    I am confused.
    Surely the picnic at Myers park should be called the immigrants picnic?
    Why is it being called the migrants picnic?
    Negative stereotype of immigration perhaps?
    Interesting that both events are being held on the same day.
    Be interesting to know who shows up at each event
    and what traction they each receive.
    I wonder if any polies will show up?

    • They’re both similar words, rata. However migrant is more specifically associated these days with a forced departure for economic or political reasons. Or, to use another term, refugees.

      Or to put it another way, all people who change countries are immigrants, (and emigrants?) but those who have no choice but to leave the country of their birth are usually referred to as migrants.

      In the case of the picnic, it’s clearly pitched at refugees, who are form a small part of the tens of thousands who immigrate to NZ each year. And it looks like a fun day, so well worth supporting.

      • Mirabile Dictu 2.1.1

        TRP

        Linking ‘migrant’ with “forced departure for economic or political reasons” only is not the best approach.

        Everyone who has come to NZ had a reason: Love, aimlessness, economic, political, social, health or whatever. Some were pushed out of their home or country, some were drawn here.

        I’m a migrant and I don’t fit your definition. In my work I come across many English and South Africans who call themselves “Ex-Pats”: they consider the word migrant demeaning: to them it denotes the non-white colour of the skin of a newly arrived person.

        Anyone who moves from one country to another is a migrant.

  3. we’ve been involved a lot recently with migrant workers struggles, so migrant is how people refer to themselves these days. All welcome to the picnic from whatever tribe you’re in.

    • OnceWasTim 3.1

      Indeed. So let’s hope Deborah Russell shows up maybe.
      Probably a little more PC and less awkward than if Iain or Chris made an appearance.
      I suspect there’s a process to be followed though in terms of who’ll eventually be seen

  4. Mark 4

    What a stupid fucking poster (that is Elliot Ikilei’s one).

    In the case of many many migrants, I reckon the answer would be yes (and even if not why the fuck should that matter anyway). I’m not a migrant – however some would assume I was one. An uncle on my mum’s side fought both Japanese and communists (he was Chinese nationalist official), and my uncle on my dad’s side was a grunt in the KMT army, dragooned at the age of 16 who again fought both Japanese and communists (although he became a communist sympathizer in later age).

    Particularly in the case of those who fought the Japanese (and the Germans) during WWII —-regardless of what army or country they served under, they also fought for New Zealand, and indeed the whole world to save it from fascism and the likes of these New Conservative tossers.

  5. One Two 5

    Still using the ‘H’ word…

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