Press Release – Aotearoa Is Not For Sale
Aotearoa Is Not For Sale is reclaiming the street (Karangahape Road) for the people of New Zealand this Saturday. Starting from 2pm, the fun-filled street party protest will have musicians, DJs, information stalls, circus performers, a kids’ zone (with two tonnes of snow!) and speakers. Revolutionary fun for the whole whanau.
ANFS Auckland has held two significant marches and smaller actions against asset sales this year, but with summer on its way it is time for the community to demonstrate their opposition in a new way; by partying against privatization. The street party is an opportunity for people to come together in unity, both to celebrate what we still own as a country, and to challenge the plans of the National-led Government to sell us out to private investors, be they from New Zealand or overseas.
“Although the government has been forced to halt the sale of state assets until next year, we still have a long fight ahead of us if we want to scrap this hugely unpopular plan altogether” says ANFS Spokesperson Miriam Pierard. “John Key says that no one owns the water, so we say no one owns the streets! The people are taking back K’Road for the day, and everyone is invited.”
The Government is facing louder and more varied opposition to the sale of our assets, with the petition for the referendum gathering signatures by the day and the Maori Council taking the Government to court next month. Aotearoa Is Not For Sale is delighted to offer this street party as yet another way the people of New Zealand can tell the Government again, “Aotearoa is STILL not for sale!”
ANFS warmly invites everyone who is against the sale of our state assets to come to this peaceful and playful party on K Road, between the intersections of Pitt and Queen Streets. Bring your friends, family, picnic blankets and a positive attitude!
Our fantastic music line-up includes:
AK Samba, Kīnaki, Mice on Stilts, Penny Dreadfuls, New Natives! Also with DJs Tina Turntables, Jafa Mafia, Scalper live, Exile, Locksteady, Issa, Flex, Oogun, Azbo, Kwinton Vybz & Tommy Flowers and many more.
Press Release – Citizens Against Privatisation
Citizens against Privatisation
A Street Party Against Privatisation, organised by the Auckland Branch of Aotearoa is Not for Sale. Even though the government has put its plans to sell on “hold” we are continuing the PEACEFUL fight on the streets.
We will have bands, djs, street theatre, a kids zone with pirates, face painting, jugglers, bubbles, games. There will also be speakers, stalls, two tonnes of snow and all sorts happening! Come along, bring the family and get involved Bring a couch, a ball, a paddling pool, the dog and some fun vibes to dance against asset sales.
CONFIRMED ACTS: Mice on Stilts, Penny Dreadfuls, New Natives, DJs Tina Turntables, Tobi Jafa, Scalper live, Exile, Locksteady, Issa, Flex, Oogun, Azbo, Kwinton Vybz & Tommy Flowers!
And its all free!! See you on the street!!