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"Hands On"

"Hands On" One or many of these hands will be famous. Now showing on the wall of the south wing of the New Plymouth Puke Ariki library complex, true meaning has been reveled by the artist Rusty Kane.

The unofficial and true meaning of the exhibit "Hands On" one or many of these hands will be famous.

The true and unofficial meaning is the five dispensers and towels represent the five authorities ( NPDC : TRC: TDHB: and the Labour and National Governments ) that have washed their hands of the Paritutu Dioxin issue over many years. All having a hand in the consents allowing the IWD plant at Paritutu to produce and discharge dangerous chemicals into the environment. Knowingly for seven years after the United States Of America had band IWD from producing the same chemicals in the USA because of the its effect on humans and its genetic effects to their families. " Hands On" is a reminder to all of us of authorities putting profit before health of their citizen's, who they are entrusted to protect.

The words: ( one or many of these hands will be famous ). State's that in time many of these authorities who had a hand in the cover-up of the Paritutu issue will indeed be famous for all the wrong reasons.

And lest we forget "Hands On" stands as a reminder and a symbol of the fight and struggle of acceptance's the Paritutu residents and their families have had over the years, with the authorities to be recognized as having been exposed to chemical exposure from the IWD chemical plant. Now the Dow Agrow Plant Paritutu.


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