Author Archives: Kieran Martin

Wednesday, November 11

Today was intense with a lot of visitors and other action groups.Sue kicked off at 11, Francesca joined her soon after plus Caz and Violet were there too. Members of #FreeAssangeNZ were there for a couple of hours. They had … Continue reading

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Wednesday Nov 4 2020

It was an interesting morning. Had discussion with a whole lot of schoolkids from Pahiatua by Palmerston North, a beef and lamb farmer and other members of the public. Made another sign in situ. Mick, Yoyo and Violet came to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vigils: Francesca

This is the first day after the election to continue our climate change vigil on Parliament lawn.We decided to continue once a week on Wednesday to remind politicians and Jacinda in particular of her promise to declare a Climate Emergency … Continue reading

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Vigil day 34: Robin day 7

The beautiful pealing of cathedral bells is a pleasure I don’t experience on Waiheke, and has particular meaning for me: on Thursday and Friday before I started my hunger strike I stood out in the early morning commuter foot traffic, … Continue reading

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Vigil day 33: Robin day 6

Despite the chilly conditions we had a steady stream of people past, with many discussions.I was scanning the news as we have a late start weekends, and became rather incensed reading a couple of references to travel so wrote this: … Continue reading

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Vigil day 32: Robin 5

A quieter day thank goodness, opportunities to talk to people.The arrival of ‘Fridays4Future’ folk in the middle the day was a welcome injection of energy and with a smaller group more meaningful conversations with e.g. Sophie from Vic Uni’s ‘Roots … Continue reading

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Vigil day 31: Robin hunger strike day 4

David and Tim marked the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing by holding a vigil at 0815, the time the A bomb was dropped.Caz encircled the tree with white cloth and signs to mark the day; the possibility that Climate … Continue reading

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Vigil day 30, Robin hunger strike day 2

Day at King Dick’s statue – with various interactions ranging from supportive and joyful to very negative and insulting from 1080 protester. Rick showed up mid morning and stated his intention to hunger strike also! Wonderful to have his support … Continue reading

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