VIDEO: Aotearoa is not for Sale

The Aotearoa Is Not For Sale hikoi drew an estimated 3000 people as it passed through Auckland on April 29 on its two-week journey from Cape Reinga to Wellington.

Protesters are opposed to the planned sale of up to 49 per cent shares in the state owned energy companies: Mighty River, Genesis Power, Meridian Energy and Solid Energy.

A statement from organisers said today's hikoi would also highlight plans to mine sand on the West Coast.

"Several large mining companies are looking to remove massive volumes of sand from 2500 square kilometres of the west coast seabed, extending from Whanganui to the Kaipara Harbour," it said.

The hikoi will move to Rotorua tonight for a march to the National Party office tomorrow morning before heading to Taupo.



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