Updated here when information becomes available:
THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2018.
The NORTH ISLAND HIKOI was at FOXTON about 2pm yesterday walking South toward LEVIN and PARAPARAUMU.
Dan Lane and Emille’s daughter Te Ora are now with the Hikoi.
The SOUTH ISLAND HIKOI departs PICTON today.
Alan Gurden will be having a rest day with his family in Wellington.
Meet Alan again at the INTERISLAND FERRY TERMINAL at 10 am on Saturday for his final walk to Parliament.
“Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation” is a PEACEFUL PUBLIC PROTEST march from Bluff and Cape Rienga.
It FINISHES at PARLIAMENT, Wellington on SATURDAY 8 SEPT. (See simultaneous events around country below)
In WELLINGTON the SOUTH ISLAND HIKOI will start from the INTERISLANDER FERRY TERMINAL at 10am, walk silently along the footpath and meet the NORTH ISLAND HIKOI at the RAILWAY STATION. They will then walk to PARLIAMENT for the main Peaceful Public Protest 12.30pm – 3pm (with speakers). Afterwards people may gather on the Wellington WATERFRONT near TE PAPA Museum.
Some people may choose to stay in Wellington until Tuesday 11 September when MP’s will be present to hear the outcome of negotiations IF we do not get the answer we want from from Government on Saturday.
BRING YOUR WHANAU – it is the kids we are doing this for!
You could WEAR BLACK to show your grief for the victims of this poison.
You could bring A WHITE CROSS in memory of the wildlife, farm animals, pets and people killed or maimed by1080 poison.
You could wear a CHEMICAL HAZARD SUIT AND MASK to show the danger of this poison (good for anonymity too, if you are shy to protest).
You could bring PLACARDS and BANNERS. No swear words please –
Have respect for our children.
Some placards will be available for people who can’t bring one.
You could wear a NAME TAG. There will be people you will never get a chance to meet again.
You could bring laptops/tablets to show pictures of death caused by 1080 to unbelievers.
Please THINK AHEAD. WARM CLOTHES, RAINCOATS, UMBRELLAS, WATER , FOOD, PHONE, CAMERA.
We are expecting a big crowd.
SUPPORTING EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY:
SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2018 In alphabetical order.
AUCKLAND, (AOTEA SQUARE) 1pm- 3pm (Wear Black)
AUCKLAND (MANUREWA), Montford Park, Weymouth 2pm
BLENHEIM SEYMOUR SQUARE at 11.45 am.
CHRISTCHURCH (CNR COLUMBO AND MILTON STREETS) 12-3pm
Route provided at location. Silent Protest, hazard suits and anonymous masks provided if you do not have them).
CHRISTCHURCH, (EASTSIDE), 250 Pages Rd 10-11am.
CHRISTCHURCH (RANGIORA) 32 River Rd, 10-11am
CHRISTCHURCH (ROLLESTON) at Pest Control Research (PCR) 1080 poison factory 8 Centrum Lane 9am-11am then move to SH1 and to city for the main event. (bring your own disposable white chemical hazard suit and mask if you can, some provided)
EKETAHUNA, Meet at the Big Kiwi, 12.30pm
DUNEDIN, John Wickliffe House, 265 Princess St,1-3pm
FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER, outside DOC Office, 12pm
HAMILTON, Norris Ward Park 12pm
INVERCARGILL, Wachner Pl, 12pm
KATIKATI, Memorial Hall, 2pm
KAWAKAWA, War Memorial Park on HW entrance to Kawakawa. Family friendly peaceful bbq protest 12.30-3.30pm
KERI KERI, Domain 10am-2pm for chat, speakers, sharing ideas and march. Shared bbq lunch.
MOTUEKA, Starting from Memorial Park, Pah St along Main St to DOC office, High St, 2-3pm
MOSSBURN Outside the Stag, 11.00 am – 2.00 pm.
NEW PLYMOUTH, Taranaki District Council, 12-3pm
OPOTIKI, 10-11am Outside DOC office on Bridge St.
QUEENSTOWN, Memorial Gates,corner of Marine Parade and Church St, 12.30
ROTORUA, Lakefront, 12.30 – 3pm
STRATFORD, Memorial Hall carpark, 11am
TAIRUA, outside Community Hall, 10.30am-12pm
TAUMARUNUI, Hakiaha St by Police Station near Morero Marae, 10am
TAURANGA, Mount Maunganui, Mt Drury, 2pm
TAUPO, Lake 12.30
TIMARU, District Council Building, 2 King George Pl, 2pm
TOKOROA, outside info Centre on Main Rd, 12.30-3pm
TURANGI, Bridgelodge carpark by coffee cart to farewell convoy, 7.30am
WAIHI, ? ,2pm
WELLINGTON, 10 am from Interislander ferry terminal – walking the footpath silently to Parliament. Start time there at 12.30pm for guest speakers etc
WELLSFORD Community Centre 10am
WHAKATANE, Walking from info centre, along Strand to Council, Boon St etc back to Gap then driving to HUB Shopping Centre grassy area. 10.30am-12.30pm
WHANGANUI, River Markets, 11am
WHANGAREI, Mander Park, Western Hills Dr, 12-2pm
SUPPORTING EVENTS after 8 SEPTEMBER
HAMILTON SUNDAY 23 September 2018 1.30 pm.
Bikers against 1080 Protest Ride. Gate 1 Carpark at Hamilton Gardens.
Supported by the Bush Bashers
EVENTS ALREADY HELD: in alphabetical order.
CHRISTCHURCH SQUARE SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER. 2PM TILL 4PM
D-beAtmAstAblAstA’s #BAN1080 BUSK-A-THON!
This is a musical event to draw attention and inform the chch public of the detrimental affect 63years of govt, doc poisoning our wildfood and waterways with 1080 poisons and it’s torturous affect on our ecosystem that is being turned into a toxic wasteland for our future generations!
We must stop these Terrorists!!! Please come and be informed of the truth.! Raising funds for travel to Wellington Sept8 #Ban1080 Rahui Hikoi!Private · Hosted by Gary Gurden and Sharn Nu’u
MOTUEKA About 30 people marched up the main street from 12- 2pm.
NAPIER A protest was held outside the DoC office Friday 24 August.
NELSON CITY SATURDAY 25 AUGUST A SILENT PROTEST of 120 people dressed in White greeted the Hikoi on the CATHEDERAL STEPS.
Support meetings were held on Monday 6 August and Friday 17 August.
RICHMOND (Nelson) About 30 people marched from Three Brothers Corner to the Tasman District Council office on Friday 24 August.
PICTON The Hikoi greeted Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage at the ENDEAVOUR CENTRE on Thursday 30 August 2pm.
TE PUKE protest
ROTORUA SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 11am till 2 pm.
Starts at the Lake front, then march down Tutanekai St to the corner of Fenton/Amohau Sts, then back to the Lake Front.
WAITOMO, 31 August, Brown Town, Stop the Drop Fundraiser at Riverside Lodge.
WANGANUI hosted a well supported two day event held in on the 10 -11 th of August including a Peaceful Public Protest (PPP) at the Wanganui Poison Factory now called Orillion.
Orillion was until recently called Animal Control Products (ACP) a New Zealand State Owned Enterprise (SOE) and before that simply “The Wanganui Poison Factory” set up by the NZ Government in the 1950’s.
A Hikoi is a protest WALK, a long journey taking days, weeks or months.
This Hikoi started on 15 June so it is now in it’s 11th week.
North Island leader Emile Leaf started at Cape Reinga
South Island leader Alan Gurden started at Bluff.
This Hikoi is ORGANIC. IT WILL GROW naturally.
START TIME 9.30 – 10 am AM DAILY.
Average 30 kilometres per day, Daily distances decided by weather, camping spots, health & safety, etc
Join it wherever you can, for as long as you can.
Feel free to organise a satellite hikoi or support network in your area to support the main Hikoi.
Follow ” Hikoi of a Poisoned Nation” or “Kaitiaki of Aoteoroa” facebook pages and you will get an idea of when the walkers are close to you.
IT WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT EXACT TIMES AND PLACES.
Take photos and videos and SHARE them on Facebook pages, Facebook Community Groups and your local newspapers, TV stations, etc.
When you make posts on Facebook, Instagram etc be sure to hashtag#hikoiofapoisonednation #ban1080 #KaitiakiOfAoteoroa. (get someone to show you how) and SHARE SHARE SHARE with your friends.
If you want to DONATE online. BNZ acc.no 02-0844-0118658-000
Acc name A. Gurden & Mr E . Leaf There are always expenses.
Please text only to leaders Emille Leaf 021 0237 7287 or Alan Gurden 022 4971 825.
Please respect other road users.
This is a PEACEFUL PUBLIC PROTEST to STOP the use of DEADLY POISONS in New Zealand.