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4 May – Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi

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Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi - anti asset sales march - wellington - 4 May 2012

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The morning of 4 May, and people began to asemble outside Te Papa museum,  to complete the Hikoi to Parliament. On the agenda: opposing National’s planned (part-)privatisation of several state assets,

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Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi - anti asset sales march  - wellington - 4 May 2012

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Police, conferring amongst themselves, around the corner from the main assembly,

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Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi - anti asset sales march   - wellington - 4 May 2012

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For many, it was a family event,

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Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi - anti asset sales march  - wellington - 4 May 2012

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The protest signs were all mostly handmade, varied, and creative. Regardless of origin, their message was clear and simple,

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Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi - anti asset sales march  - wellington - 4 May 2012

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And the hikoi set of. These folks brought up the rear of the march,

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Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi - anti asset sales march   - wellington - 4 May 2012

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And cheered on by many supportive  well-wishers, who looked on from buildings and footpaths  along the route,

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Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi - anti asset sales march   - wellington - 4 May 2012

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And three of Peter Dunne’s constituents, in Ohariu – they were most unhappy at their MP supporting National’s asset sales programme,

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Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi - anti asset sales march   - wellington - 4 May 2012

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The media was correct to estimate the crowd at over 5,000. (This blogger estimates at least 6,000.) Parliament’s grounds were filled with people,

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Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi - anti asset sales march   - wellington - 4 May 2012

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This is the first ‘batch’ of pics to be posted.

Continued at:  4 May – Aotearoa is not for sale hikoi – Part Rua

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  1. Gail Lees
    5 May 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Awesome Aotearoa, I was there with you all in spirit, great stuff Frank, we must all speak loud and proud for OUR Aotearoa, Key can stop feathering his nest at the cost to the people, Key can stop his dirty tactics, creating pseudo statistics in an attempt to make himself look good for the next elections and sick of the broken promises. So sick of all this me, me, me stuff, it’s NOT all about you Key it’s about US, the people of Aotearoa, we are not stupid and we’ve had enough.

    Thank you again Frank, I can’t wait to see the other photos, as always your reports are extensive and frank, I frank you so much Frank (keep smiling and hope you’re feeling better 🙂

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