Support Hikoi Takutaimoana II

Published: Mon 4 Oct 2004 10:58 AM
Support Hikoi Takutaimoana II - the second foreshore and seabed hikoi
No confiscation! No privatisation!
He karanga tenei! Nau mai! Haere mai! Tautoko mai!
Assemble: 9am Mayoral Drive Auckland, Saturday 16th October. Hikoi commences 10am.
Route: Down Queen Street, Customs Street, Quay Street, Tamaki Drive (escort by waka taua), then up Kitemoana Street to Orakei Marae (Bastion Point) Parking at Bastion Point. Shuttle service for drivers back to Mayoral Drive.
Dress: Best for the Day. BYO: food, drink, caps, sunblock, umbrellas etc
Kaumatua: Te hunga e kaha ana ki te hikoi i te Tiriti o Kuini ... he pahi ano kei reira hei hari i a koutou ki a Takaparawha.
Buses will be available for Kaumatua from the bottom of Queen Street to Bastion Point.
* More information
More information - including the details of national, regional, local, waka taua, waka ama, and Pakeha support the hikoi contacts; publicity flyers and posters; media releases and media reports; and the schedule of Waka Wananga for the hikoi (starts 3 October) - is available on the Hikoi Takutaimoana II home page at
* Publicise the hikoi
The publicity flyer, and posters - including the poster for Tai Tokerau (hikoi starts 12 October), and specific posters for advertising in Auckland - are available online at for you to download, print, forward, copy, distribute ...
* Financial support
Koha can be posted to Nga Tai o te Reinga, 61b Iles Road, Lynmore, Rotorua (please make your cheque payable to Nga Tai o te Reinga); or direct deposited to the Te Ngae Branch, Kiwibank, account number 389002-0653401-00
* Pakeha / Tauiwi support
As with the first foreshore and seabed hikoi, it is crucial that Pakeha / Tauiwi support for the hikoi and the kaupapa is visible. Below are some ideas for how you can do that, if you have more please send them to and we will add them to the 'how you can support the hikoi' page at
There are two main sections below supporting the hikoi wherever you are and supporting the hikoi in Auckland.
* Supporting the hikoi wherever you are:
~ Make your own statement or media release
Organise any group or organisation you are part of - union, youth, church, university, peace, social justice, professional, community - to put out a statement or media release opposing the foreshore and seabed legislation, and supporting the hikoi. If you would like more information or other assistance to do that, please email us at or tel (04) 382 8129.
And remember to send a copy of any statement or media release to and we will add it to the media releases and reports page at
~ Make your views known in the mainstream media
The days prior to, during, and after the hikoi will be a particularly useful time to focus on getting your opposition to the foreshore and seabed legislation, and support for the hikoi, reflected in the mainstream media. Send Letters to the Editor of your local paper and the nationally distributed print media (contact details below), speak on talk-back radio, send out press releases ... whatever. If you can send a copy of anything you write, whether published or not, to we will add it to the media releases and reports page at
Contact details for 'Letters to the Editor' of nationally distributed print media are: Otago Daily Times, or fax (03) 474 7422; Christchurch Press, or fax (03) 364 8492; The Dominion Post, or fax (04) 474 0257; New Zealand Herald, online at or or fax (09) 373 6434; Sunday Star Times, or fax (09) 309 0258; and Listener, or fax (09) 360 3831.
~ Organise a solidarity action
If you are not able to take part in the hikoi, it would be great if you could organise a solidarity action, in keeping with the kaupapa, in your town or city on 16 October.
Ideas for solidarity actions include those challenging the government and mainstream media deceptions about the foreshore and seabed - see Tell The Truth - Reveal All! at for more information on a protest on this theme.
Another would be to highlight the absurdity of the government's 'open access for all' principle - if you live near the coast, you could organise an action outside your local private marina, port company ... anywhere 'open access' is blocked. Have props with you - fishing rods, surfboards, beach balls; dress in your beach or diving gear ... and banners saying why you are there. Support the kaupapa and make your point in a fun way!
And you don't need to wait until 16 October to organise an action, you could begin now and have one or more as a way of publicising Hikoi Takutaimoana II.
* Supporting the hikoi in Auckland:
~ Volunteers
Tamaki Treaty Workers will be collecting koha for the hikoi on the day, and looking after water stations along the hikoi route - if you can help with either of these, please contact Joan Macdonald, tel 09 360 8001, as soon as possible.
~ Boats, canoes, and kayaks
If you have some kind of seaworthy boat, and would like to be part of the fleet travelling in support of the waka taua and waka ama on the day, please contact Joan Macdonald, tel 09 360 8001, as soon as possible.
~ Join the hikoi
Everyone who is supportive of the kaupapa is welcome to join the hikoi.
Please bring your organisation or group banner with you, and other banners and placards which promote and support the kaupapa of the hikoi.
Some ideas for wording are: Pakeha say - No confiscation No privatisation, No raupatu No Confiscation, Honour the Treaty, No raupatu in our time, No Treaty breaches on the beaches, No human rights breaches on the beaches, No to the confiscation legislation, Negotiation not expropriation; Confiscation is SO nineteenth century; Foreshore legislation [or Bill] - unfair, unjust and unnecessary; Foreshore legislation = outright theft; ...
[You could use the word 'confiscation' instead of 'raupatu' if you prefer; and non-Maori, or Tauiwi, instead of (or together with) Pakeha - whatever wording you feel makes your message clear that principled opposition to the legislation is not only coming from Maori]

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