Press Release 12/07
PRESS RELEASE 12/07
Press Release: Reminder – National Day of Action Against Asset Sales, Saturday July 14
Aotearoa NZ Is Not For Sale has organised a nationwide push to take to the streets and loudly assert that “Aotearoa is STILL not for sale”.
On Saturday July 14 the people of Aotearoa will unite in a coordinated protest across 10 major towns and cities against the recent legislation to sell our state owned assets under the mixed ownership model. In Auckland we will meet from 2pm at Britomart and march up Queen St, ending with a people’s hui, speakers and music.
“It is unfair to sell assets that currently belong to all New Zealanders to a small minority who can to afford to buy shares,” says Miriam Pierard, ANFS Spokesperson. “Only 10% of New Zealanders invest in the stock market, and the rest of us struggle to pay our power bills that will only rise as these SOEs are sold and shareholders will demand increased profit. The bill has passed in the House, yet the majority of New Zealanders oppose the Government’s plans. We will make it clear to potential buyers that if they purchase shares, they do so against the wishes of most of the population.”
We warmly invite all people across our nation to attend an event in their town or city. We urge you make a banner, paint a sign and use your voice in defiance of The National-led Government’s attacks on our birth rights, on our environment, on our workers and on our children’s futures.
We will not be divided like our assets. We will be united, we will not be silenced, we will resist this together.
For more information and a list of the nation-wide events please visit;
Palmerston North- https://www.facebook.com/events/212098175579407/
Wellington – http://www.facebook.com/events/264392386998875
FOR THE LATEST NATIONAL EVENT UPDATES, GO TO THE J14 Calendar Page. (http://aotearoaisnotforsale.com/calendar/).
Action endorsed by Helen Kelly for the Council of Trade Unions, Phil Twyford for the Labour Party, Russel Norman for the Green Party, Hone Harawira for the Mana Movement. Also endorsed by We Are the University (Auckland), Unite Union, the EPMU, the Public Service Association, the Service and Food Workers Union, the Maritime Union of New Zealand, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Equity, Citizens Against Privatisation, Public Services Association and Socialist Aotearoa.
For comment, please contact
Miriam Pierard ANFS Spokesperson (Auckland)