Father’s Day weekend
5th September 2008.
Father’s Day weekend:
On parliament grounds, at approximately 1pm on Saturday the 6th of September, three party members of the Republican New Zealand Party will meet and give speeches. One of the members is a singer and songwriter and a performance of songs will be also be aired.
While not well known the party’s politics and policies are dedicated and linked to men’s rights and fatherhood issues. The gathering on Parliament Grounds by the political party is the precursor for a flag burning ceremony at Government House on Father’s Day. The flag to be burned is the Governor General’s flag.
Additionally on Father’s Day the street level protests of those fathers who gather under what is called “a father’s coalition” will recommence. On Sunday morning at approximately 9am three fathers, at minimum will gather in front of the National spokesperson for Justice, Simon Power’s house with a megaphone and with whistles. This protest will be the first of what will be dubbed, “the whistle blowing protests”.
Protest organiser Benjamin Easton says “it is time for corruption in New Zealand to be drawn to a close and the protest outside Simon Power’s house will mark the beginning of the public’s direct challenge on the bureaucratic neglect of the public and general interest”.