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Ngawha Protest in Auckland Today

ACTION MONDAY 17TH MARCH: Auckland - Support the Ngawha Noho

Protest: 10am Monday 17th March

Where: 65 Sandringham Rd, Helen Clark's electoral office (meet first at the Mobil garage)

The noho (occupation) is in it's 100th day on Tuesday 18th.

Support this grassroots struggle!

BUILD COMMUNITIES NOT PRISONS!!!

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After decades of Government policy leading to closure of industries, rising unemployment, and the benefit cuts of the '90s leaving struggling communities with resulting rises in crime, the prison is the "bottom of the cliff" solution offered. On top of this, the site being used is sacred taonga, wahi tapu. Of the 6000 registered historic places in New Zealand only 63 are wahi tapu, less than 10% of the number for churches, chapels and graveyards. Ngawha is a unique geothermal area, with pools whose healing powers have been used for centuries. Already the geothermal plant (recently built) drains this precious and sacred resource, and the prison is being built at the access to one of the springs, not a mile from the public baths.

For more information please access, and print, the 2-sided leaflet by "Pakeha support Ngawha":

http://gpja.pl.net/sub/Education/Ngawha/NgawhaFlyer1.html

http://gpja.pl.net/sub/Education/Ngawha/NgawhaFlyer2.html

For more information re this action, or the Global Peace and Justice Auckland forum on Ngawha April 14th, please contact Karyn ph 093584105, or 025417209. Or Sarah Helm of Unite Union at sarhelm@yahoo.com

Kia ora,

Urgent! Action to support the noho at Ngawha.

Picket: Monday 17 March , 10 am. Meet outside the Mobil on Sandringham Rd, Kingsland.

The picket is to support the ongoing occupation at Ngawha. The occupiers are taking non-violent direct action to stop a prison being build on wahi-tapu, sacred, Nga Puhi land. The prison development is environmentally, spiritually, economically, and socially unsound! Help to stop the prison at Ngawha and come to the picket on Monday.


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