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Battle Of Oamaru Confirmed, Declaration Of War

Battle Of Oamaru Confirmed
2pm Saturday 7 October Victory Park
(near Whitestone Historic Precinct)

Official Declaration of War
1pm TODAY on the steps of Parliament

Keith Locke, Nandor Tanczos and Rod Donald, the leaders of the Green Republicans, will receive a “Declaration of War” from Lieutenant Carl Layton and his Loyal supporters on the steps of parliament at 1pm today. The Declaration is attached.

The three Green MPs will respond by leading a band of 50 fellow republicans into non violent battle with Alf’s Imperial Army in Oamaru this Saturday at 2pm.

The event is all in a good cause. The MPs are lending their support to the Whitestone Civic Trust and the Victorian Town at Work initiative to help promote historic Oamaru as a living museum.

“Each town or region has its own unique tourist attractions,” said Green Party Co-Leader and Tourism spokesperson Rod Donald. “Oamaru is blessed with not only the Whitestone and Red Shed area but also two penguin colonies, an art gallery, a museum and a Sunday market, to name but a few local attractions. Come and join us for a fun filled weekend”.


Times of interest
11.45am Republicans and Monarchists march from the Oamaru railway station through the town centre (Thames Street) to the Whitestone Precinct (Harbour Street)
12 noon Her most royal majesty arrives and addresses the assembled
12.30pm Declaration of War and exchange of insults
1.55pm Republicans board the Vintage steam train which takes them to the battle site
2.00pm Battle commences
Afternoon/Evening Plenty of social activities follow.

Tours of the Whitestone Precinct and the Victoria Town at Work can be arranged on Saturday for interested media. Please contact Whitestone Civic Trust Manager Neil Plunket direct on 03 434 5385.

For Alf’s Imperial Army please contact Michael O’Brien 03 434 6210.

For the Republican Greens please contact Keith Locke 025 528 353, Rod Donald 025 507 183, Nandor Tanczos 025 246 5235.

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