Water Rights Hui (forum): Update 13 September 2012
THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 PRESS RELEASE –
"AOTEAROA IS NOT FOR SALE" SUPPORTS NATIONAL HUI ON WATER RIGHTS
Aotearoa Is Not For Sale supports the national hui that will be held today at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia.
“Maori hold a unique role in protecting the assets and future of our whenua and all New Zealanders who live on it,” says ANFS Spokesperson Miriam Pierard. “We hope that the hui today sees a cooperation between iwi and other Maori groups to ensure that this role is maintained.”
“ANFS will continue to support Tangata Whenua in their struggle to have their rights and responsibilities as kaitiaki recognized and upheld. Respect for te Tiriti o Waitangi is a reminder of the need for the government to protect the rights of Maori and all other New Zealanders, who built these assets together, and who together assert that the government cannot sell them.”
Aotearoa Is Not For Sale stands for the retention of all SOEs by all New Zealanders:
No special deals. No special shares. No special payments. No asset sales means no asset sales at all, to anyone. We will not be divided like our assets. We will be united, we will not be silenced, we will resist this together.