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Peoples Procession is coming to Hauraki-Waikato

Press Release

Friday 19 September 2008

The Peoples Procession is coming to Hauraki-Waikato

“The Maori Party is pleased to endorse the petition to remove GST from the price of food and to cheer RAM on tomorrow as they launch the People's Procession to take their message to Parliament” stated Angeline Greensill, the Maori Party candidate for Hauraki-Waikato.

“The petition to remove GST-off-food is a powerful indictment on our present Government in that thousands of people have to march to have their voices heard” said Mrs Greensill.

"The Maori Party has consistently advocated the need to drop GST off food in the context of strategies to address the social and income inequalities which are damaging our children" said Mrs Greensill.

"It was disappointing that when we raised the 'GST off' message earlier in the year, both National and Labour ruled it out with the excuse that it may be too ‘complex’ or ‘difficult to implement’”.

"So we were pleased to support the Residents Action Movement (RAM), who have the same policy desire as we do - in being committed to feeding families" said Mrs Greensill. "We encourage other groups to support the Peoples Procession”.

Mrs Greensill continued “Food riots are occurring throughout the world, so it is important that we remain committed to this peaceful, positive social action. The Maori Party has an active policy of Whanau Ora, which supports Healthy Families.”

“I would encourage social service groups, churches, marae, educational institutes and unions throughout Hauraki-Waikato to support the Peoples Procession and to add their weight behind this essential people’s movement”.

The Schedule for the People’s Procession is:


9am Sat 20 Sept @ Kaitaia Markets, The Warehouse carpark, Mathews Av.


2pm Sat 20 Sept near corner of Kerikeri Rd & Cobham Rd.


11am Sun 21 Sept near New World supermarket, Marion Pl , next to Hau Ora O Kaikohe offices.


12 noon Tues 23 Sept in Cameron St Mall, Whangarei city centre.


12 noon Wed 24 Sept outside Information Centre on Hurstmere Av, Takapuna shopping centre.


12 noon Thurs 25 Sept outside New Lynn library on Memorial Dve, behind Lynn Mall & off Great North Rd.


12 noon Fri 26 Sept in front of Aotea Square , Queen St , central city.


9.30am Sat 27 Sept inside the Mall, Mangere Town Centre, off BaderDve.


11.30am Sun 28 Sept at Garden Place , Victoria St.


3pm Sun 28 Sept at park alongside shopping centre.


12 noon Sun 28 Sept at Fraser Cove, next to The Warehouse.


12 noon Mon 29 Sept at City Focus, central city.


11am Tues 30 Sept under the canopy at the shopping hub.


12 noon Wed 1 Oct outside ANZ Bank, Main St .


12 noon Thurs 2 Oct outside Westfield Queensgate Mall, Bunny St entrance.


12 noon Thursday 2 Oct , corner of Cuba and Manners Malls.


12 noon Friday 3 Oct on the steps of Parliament.


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