Hikoi travels to Waikato after great turn out in Auckland

HIKOI TRAVELS TO DAM ON WAIKATO RIVER AFTER SUCCESSFUL PROTEST UP QUEEN ST
Sunday, 29 April 2012: Following a public turnout of thousands who marched up Queen St in Auckland yesterday, the hikoi ‘Aotearoa is Not For Sale’ travels to protest in Hamilton. This morning at 10am people will gather outside the BP on Victoria Street, Hamilton for a march to protest the sale of our assets and resources. Both SOE sales and plans for massive sand mining on the West Coast will be highlighted.
Several large mining companies are looking to remove massive volumes of sand from 2,500 square kilometres of the west coast seabed, extending from Whanganui to the Kaipara Harbour.
Prospecting and exploration licenses extend from the low tide mark to the edge of the EEZ. Mining will likely occur in the inshore area.
One single permitted area off the Taranaki coast, would allow 30 million tons of sand to be extracted annually. This would mean 150 million tons of sand being disturbed each year in one small site for 35 years, with a right of renewal for the mining company.
After leaving Hamilton the hikoi will stop at Karapiro Dam on the Waikato River which was built in the 1940s. Karapiro Power Station is the last of the eight hydroelectric power stations on the Waikato River and currently owned by Mighty River Power, the first Government owned power company proposed for sale.
Every inch of rain that falls within the catchment of the mighty Waikato River, from the slopes of Ruapehu to the fertile Waikato plains, plays a part in powering our country’s homes, businesses and futures.
Eight hydroelectric dams owned by Mighty River Power are positioned along the 400km length of the Waikato River, and harness the power of water that falls from the sky for free, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.
Electricity is the oxygen of our economy. Morally and strategically power generation must remain in public hands and not the hands of a corporate few. Why would we sell such a strategic asset?
After staying at Apumoana Marae in Rotorua tonight, the hikoi will assemble at the lakefront in Rotorua at 8.30am (Tutanekai St) Monday to march to the National Party office at 9am.
At 1.15pm tomorrow the hikoi will join the people of Taupo for a march through the town, to the shores of Lake Taupo, the headwaters of the mighty Waikato River.
For more information and to arrange interviews please phone 022 140 1961 and talk to Dean.

Following a public turnout of thousands who marched up Queen St in Auckland yesterday, the hikoi ‘Aotearoa is Not For Sale’ travels to protest in Hamilton. This morning at 10am people will gather outside the BP on Victoria Street, Hamilton for a march to protest the sale of our assets and resources. Both SOE sales and plans for massive sand mining on the West Coast will be highlighted.

Paihia local Craig Salmon in Auckland protesting asset sales

Paihia local Craig Salmon in Auckland protesting asset sales

Several large mining companies are looking to remove massive volumes of sand from 2,500 square kilometres of the west coast seabed, extending from Whanganui to the Kaipara Harbour.

Prospecting and exploration licenses extend from the low tide mark to the edge of the EEZ. Mining will likely occur in the inshore area.

One single permitted area off the Taranaki coast, would allow 30 million tons of sand to be extracted annually. This would mean 150 million tons of sand being disturbed each year in one small site for 35 years, with a right of renewal for the mining company.

After leaving Hamilton the hikoi will stop at Karapiro Dam on the Waikato River which was built in the 1940s. Karapiro Power Station is the last of the eight hydroelectric power stations on the Waikato River and currently owned by Mighty River Power, the first Government owned power company proposed for sale.

Every inch of rain that falls within the catchment of the mighty Waikato River, from the slopes of Ruapehu to the fertile Waikato plains, plays a part in powering our country’s homes, businesses and futures.

Eight hydroelectric dams owned by Mighty River Power are positioned along the 400km length of the Waikato River, and harness the power of water that falls from the sky for free, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Electricity is the oxygen of our economy. Morally and strategically power generation must remain in public hands and not the hands of a corporate few. Why would we sell such a strategic asset?

Auckland hikoi 2012

Auckland hikoi 2012

After staying at Apumoana Marae in Rotorua tonight, the hikoi will assemble at the lakefront in Rotorua at 8.30am (Tutanekai St) Monday to march to the National Party office at 9am.

At 1.15pm tomorrow the hikoi will join the people of Taupo for a march through the town, to the shores of Lake Taupo, the headwaters of the mighty Waikato River.

For more information and to arrange interviews please phone 022 140 1961 and talk to Dean.



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