Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, November 20th, 2015 - 10 comments
Saturday in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, August 4th, 2012 - 22 comments
For some reason the Nats are in a hurry to complete their privatisation programme within two years. Anyone in any doubt as to how the process of consultation with Maori will play out might be informed by some recent history.
Written By: - Date published: 4:07 pm, March 22nd, 2011 - 11 comments
Around 300 hikoi marchers arrived at Parliament this afternoon to protest against the Nat / Maori Party rebranded version of the foreshore and seabed bill. The numbers weren’t huge, but the hikoi brought a powerful symbolic message.
Written By: - Date published: 3:10 pm, November 16th, 2010 - 6 comments
National’s handling of the Auckland SuperCity process was profoundly undemocratic in a multitude of ways. Thank goodness, and the common sense of Aucklanders, that a “Labour Mayor from South Auckland” was elected to sort out at least some of the resulting mess. Len Brown has pledged to hold talks on dedicated Maori seats on the Council. It’s great to see that Brown is open to correcting National’s injustice on this matter.
Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, March 1st, 2010 - 5 comments
When it comes to listening to the public, National promise “jam tomorrow”. Wait for the select committee. Wait for the third reading. But the record shows that these are empty promises. The Human Rights Commission has criticised National over their latest mockery of a consultation process on Auckland…
Written By: - Date published: 4:30 pm, May 25th, 2009 - 28 comments
Thanks to a reader for sending in these photos from today’s hikoi: If anyone else has photos or youtube send them in and we’ll put them up.
Written By: - Date published: 3:05 pm, May 25th, 2009 - 1 comment
The Herald Online has some great video from today’s hikoi here and here, and some photos here. The videos really are worth a look. They manage to give a sense of the atmosphere on the ground while at the same time giving voice to the people taking part in the march. If anyone has any […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, May 24th, 2009 - 13 comments
Tumeke has put together this handy map of tomorrow’s hikoi with the meeting places across Auckland. You can view the full size version by clicking on the image below and there are more details at the hikoi organisers’ site here. Get on down if you can.
Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, May 20th, 2009 - 13 comments
IHI Aotearoa has put out the call for Aucklanders to join their hikoi against the Government’s undemocratic Super City proposal on Monday, May 25th: “We want the Crown to honour its exisiting agreements with Tangata Whenua. To create better and more diverse representation in local government. To protect mana whenua rights. To protect the land, […]