Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


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!



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":



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.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election