Tamaki Housing Group float banned from Xmas parade
Tamaki Housing Group
9 November 2012
Tamaki Housing Group float banned from
Glen Innes Xmas parade.
The Tamaki Housing Group
has been told by Glen Innes Business Association
representative Gary Holmes that our float is not welcome in
the annual Xmas march through Glen Innes tomorrow.
had planned a colourful float which carried a Xmas message
of hope to families in GI that by working together we can
all defeat the government’s plans to destroy our
community” says spokesperson Yvonne Dainty.
be a grim Xmas for many families with the threat of eviction
hanging over their heads. We wanted to bring them some Xmas
hope and cheer.”
Mr Holmes has told us he won’t let
any protestors take part in the march because it’s a
cultural carnival. We explained we were a multicultural
group but he rejected us. He also said our application was
late but we sent an email two weeks ago and were told by
staff it would be fine for us to take part.
We are angry
he waited till the day before to tell us he didn’t want
“It’s a bad day for Glen Innes when businesses
dictate to the community what is acceptable.”
Business Association is doing this because their members
want more profits from the redevelopment. They are acting
against the community.
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