Friday, 28 September 2012

Asset Sales Petition: Keep the Signatures Coming

Green Party News Letter:   28 Sept. 2012

Signatures target
Green Party signatures returned: 140,679
Coalition requirement: 380,000 to gain 308,000 valid signatures 
Coalition total: 260,000 estimated

Hey collectors, you're on fire. Don't stop now!

We've had massive hauls of signatures in the Keep Our Assets mailbox lately, and we're certainly doing well in the warmer weather. We may be on the home stretch but there's still a way to go and it's up to you now to approach friends and family, join an event team and deliver this petition home.
Depending on our coalition partners, we know we'll be accepting petition forms for at least another month. This referendum will be called for by the will and the passion of every-day, mum-and-dad Asset Keepers. You're doing us proud!

Story of the week    [I loved this so had to add it ]   : )

The Keep Our Assets petition is next to the coffee machine at the Culverden Tearooms in rural North Canterbury. Elspeth, a softly spoken woman told us about a man who came in to the shop wearing gumboots and looking pretty rough. He found the petition, picked it up and started yelling,
"Who's responsible for this!?"
Elspeth was quite nervous about the potential hostility brewing but she thought, 'I'm proud of what we are doing,' so came out and said "I am".
The man continued: "Yeah? Well who's put you up to it? Huh?" and she said, "Well, I've collected these sheets for the Green Party office," to which the man replied in a booming voice, "Bloody good job, too!" and he signed the petition while vocalising sentiments that probably don't need to be repeated.

Do you know of a hosted petition site in your neighbourhood? Now's a good time to check it, re-stock it and send in all the signatures it's collected, even if it's just a few!

Events: Help us collect signatures

Join an event and collect signatures in a group. We have tonnes of opportunities in the next fortnight.
You can also check out the Asset Keepers HQ for more events and sign up on the website to help.

For most of the events below we can provide clipboards, pens and other resources - just RSVP and come along.

29 September: Pakuranga Night Market
6:00pm - midnight, look for the stall inside the market
Contact: 021704589

29 September: Otara Market
8:00am onwards look for the stall inside the market
Contact: Sara Noble 021817363

30 September: Glenfield Night Market
6:00pm - midnight, look for the stall inside the market
Contact: 021704589

30 September: Browns Bay Market
8:00am - finish, look for the stall inside the market
Contact: Woody, 021 414988

29 September: Matakana Market
10:00am - midday, 30 Matakana Valley Road
Contact: 021704589

29 September: Whangaparoa Shopping centre
1:00pm - 2:00pm, meet outside the Warehouse at 1 Wade River Rd
Contact: 021704589

29 September: Onehunga Heritage Festival
11:00-2:00pm, Onehunga Mall
Contact: 021704589

6 October: Whangarei Car Park Blitz with MP David Clendon
10:00am - midday - meet on Port Road, outside the Warehouse car park
Contact: 021704589

14 October: Avondale Market
9:00am- close, look for the stall inside the market
No need to rsvp, just turn up and help the crew

For Waikato events contact Niki on or 021 254 8928
29 September: Ngaruawahia Market
9.00am-1.00pm, Every Saturday, Main Street, Ngaruawahia

29 September: Taupo Riverside Market
10.00am-1.00pm, Every Saturday, Riverside Park Reserve, Redoubt Street

30 September: Hamilton Farmers' Market
9am - 12pm, Every Sunday, River Road Car Park, 204 River Road, Hamilton

4 October: Te Awamutu Twilight Farmers' Market 
3:30-6:30pm, Every Thursday at Selwyn Park, Gorst Avenue, Te Awamutu

6 October: Morrinsville Country Market
10.00am-1.00pm, Outside the market, on the street corner, by Library, Canada Street North

14 October: Raglan Creative Market
10.00am-1.00pm, Outside the market, on the street corner, by Library, Canada Street North

North East
For North East events contact Claire on 03 343 1086 or
29 September: Tauranga Farmers' Market
8:00am - 12 noon, Tauranga Primary School 31 Fifth Avenue

29 September: Paeroa Farmers' Market
8:00am - 12 noon

4 October: Rotorua Night Market
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Central North Island
29 September: Taranaki vs Manawatu Rugby Collection
1.00pm-3.00pm, Rugby Park, Maratahu St, New Plymouth
Contact: Stuart Bramhall,

29 September: Napier CBD Collection
10.00am-12.00pm, Napier Soundshell
Contact: Roy Boonen,

29 September: River Traders Market Collection
9.00am-12.00pm, River Traders Market, Whanganui
Contact: Leigh Harrison,

29 September: North Island Leisure Marching Display Day with Denise Roche MP
8.30am-12.00pm, Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua
Contact: Malcolm Larking,

29 September: Riverbank Markets with Holly Walker MP
8.30am-12.00pm, Riverbank Markets, Lower Hutt
Contact: Malcolm Larking,

30 September: Harbourside Markets with Jan Logie MP
9.00am-12.00pm Beside Te Papa
Contact: Malcolm Larking,

Top of the South Island
29 September: Nelson Market
9.00am-1.00pm, Every Saturday, Montgomery Car Park, meet near No.1 Shoe Warehouse
Contact: Joanna (03) 548 1574 or

29-30 September: Home and Garden Show in Nelson
12:00-2:30pm, Trafalgar Centre, Paru Paru Rd
Contact: Joanna (03) 548 1574 or

3 October: Nelson Farmers Market
11:00 - 4:00pm, Every Wednesday Corner of Hardy and Morrison St
Contact: Joanna: (03) 548 1574 or

7 October: Marlborough Farmers Market
11:00-1:00pm, Every Sunday, Charles St. Carpark, Blenheim

29 September: Selwyn shoppers
9:45am on, meet Grace at the rear entrance bus stops to The Hub, Chalmers St, Hornby

29th September, Wigram shoppers
9:45am on, Meet Christine outside Global PC, Tower Junction. Coffee 12.30pm at Anna's Cafe.

29th September: Ilam shoppers
9:45am on, meet Bruce at main entrance of Bush Inn Centre, Waimari Road. Coffee together after.

30 September, Vegetarian Expo
10:00 - 4:00pm (come any time), Horticultural Center, Hagley Park

Deep South
5 October: Collecting with Mojo Mathers MP in Dunedin
2:00 - 4:00pm, Meet at Green Party Office
Contact: Niki Bould,

5 October: Collecting with Eugenie Sage MP in Gore
2:00 - 4:00pm, Meeting place tbc,
Contact: Niki Bould,

Every Saturday: Otago Farmers Market in Dunedin
8:00 - 12:00pm Dunedin Railway Station
Contact: Niki Bould,

Every Sunday: Oamaru Farmers Market
9:30 - 1:00pm Oamaru Victorian Precinct, Tyne Street
Contact: Niki Bould,

We're always on the look out for events that will attract at least 200 people. Let us know if there's something coming up that you want extra support for collecting.

Thanks for your support!
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