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

 

Seabed Protest: Tell The Truth - Reveal All!

Press Release
For Immediate Use

TELL THE TRUTH - REVEAL ALL!

A range of Wellington based groups dressed in snorkelling and surf gear braved the Wellington weather today to call on media to "tell the truth and reveal all sides of the foreshore and seabed debate".

"This is an opportunity for Pakeha to ensure that a confiscation does not occur in their time but they need to be informed on the issue. We call on Pakeha groups to support Maori, to support due process and to stop a modern day act of colonialism."

The groups came together on Lambton Quay at one of the entrances to Parliament where media representatives will be awaiting the government's announcement on the foreshore and seabed legislation.

A spokesperson for one of the groups said "We understand that the government has employed two public relations companies to spin their side of the story to the public, but we just want to encourage the media to give a fair hearing to all sides of the debate."

"The government is supposed to educate people about an issue not just con them. In this instance people are being scared by claims that Maori will deny access to the beaches but this issue is about justice."

"In solidarity with a convergence of iwi Maori to oppose the foreshore and seabed in Wellington - May 5th, we deem it necessary to highlight the need for accuracy in the media" the group said today.

For further information http://aotearoa.wellington.net.nz/he

IMAGES:

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’.

Robertson said he and the Cabinet viewed Orr in high regard. Terms will be agreed on his employment after the reserve bank act review. The future governor's pay would be greatly reduced - in the same scale as the most recent governor. More>>

 

'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Saying ‘Work For The Dole,’ Nicely

As New Zealand First learned the hard way from its two previous periods in government, small parties in MMP coalitions get blamed for the unpopular stuff done by their senior partner in power, but no one remembers the good stuff the junior player brought to the table... More>>

ALSO:

Seismic Blasting: Greenpeace Launches Legal Challenge Against Amazon Warrior

A legal challenge against the world’s largest seismic oil exploration ship was launched at a public rally on Parliament Lawn. More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: 80,000 People Eligible For Fees Free

The Government has today made good on its 100-day promise of delivering the first year of fees-free post school training and education and industry training from 1 January next year, says Education Minister Chris Hipkins. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages