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Radio NZ: Focus on Politics for 7 February 2014

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– Focus on Politics –

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– Friday 7 February 2014  –

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– Chris Bramwell –

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A weekly analysis of significant political issues.

Friday after 6:30pm and Saturday at 5:10pm

Politicians converging on Waitangi Marae this year were given a relatively easy run, with a noisy but respectful protest, and a few fish dropped at the Prime Minister’s feet. History was made though – with women allowed to speak on the marae for the first time, 15 years after the former Labour Party leader Helen Clark was refused permission to speak.

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Radio NZ logo - Focus on Politics

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Click to listen: Focus on Politics for 7 February 2014 ( 17′ 36″ )

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Acknowledgement: Radio NZ

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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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