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Six Arrested In Glen Innes - Project Delayed Six Months

Media release: Press Statement

Six Arrested In Glen Innes - Project Delayed Six Months

MANA Vice President John Minto

Thursday 16th August

Six protestors were arrested tonight as the Glen Innes community and supporters resisted another state house being moved out of the suburb.

“Selling the homes of the 99% to enrich the 1%” is how Mana Vice President John Minto describes government plan.

“State houses are being moved and the land sold to private developers for high-cost housing

“The government’s contempt for New Zealanders on low incomes is obvious.”

The protests have already delayed the project by six months as over half the affected families are staying put.

Tonight one protestor got into the house as it was beginning to move while another two climbed on the haulage truck. Others were arrested on the road as the truck inched its way along – taking 30 minutes to travel a few hundred metres.

Mana has called for a moratorium on the development so negotiations between the government and the community can take place outside the heat of protests on the street.

It’s time Phil Heatley acknowledged the promises made to the community and then broken by the crown.

In the meantime Mana is proud to stand with this community as it fights back against unfair and abusive government policies.

John Minto

Mana Movement


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