May 18, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Hikoi to join Ohariu residents in protest at Peter Dunnes Johnsonville office

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We’ve received word that Peoples Power Ohariu Representatives of the Aotearoa Is Not For Sale hikoi will meet Peoples Power Ohariu supporters at 8.00am on Thursday morning in a protest at Peter Dunnes Johnsonville office.

The protest will not be seeking a meeting with Peter Dunne who has flatly refused to answer questions from Peoples Power Ohariu or to personally receive the report of over 600 submissions collected by the Ohariu Citizens Select Committee, says Peoples Power Ohariu spokesperson John Maynard.

We are shocked and surprised at the arrogant tone in which Mr Dunne has chosen to express himself to residents in his own electorate.

The hikoi has been travelling through towns and cities on its way to Wellington and will be marching at midday Friday 4 May from Te Papa to Parliament.

Peter Dunne has declined to support the Sky City casino deal because he says he doesnt know enough about it. However he has said he doesnt want to waste time giving consideration to the provisions of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement which is expected to directly undermine the New Zealand Governments law-making sovereignty.

Neither will Peter Dunne reveal what he knew about the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement either during last years election campaign or at the time he signed his confidence and supply agreement with the Government.

Over 600 submissions opposed to the asset sales were received by the Ohariu Ciitizens Select Committee which will itself appear before the Finance and Expenditure Parliamentary Select Committee 12.50pm Wednesday 2 May. (Committee Room 3 Parliament Buildings)

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