We don’t foresee any risks associated with Hikoi. We will have wardens to assist with people crossing the road when they leave the Marae. Once on the opposite side of road they will be instructed to keep to the footpath which is continuous all the way to Waikawa Bay. Hikoi will end at Waikawa Foreshore where those that wish to join the protest flotilla can board launches at the Waikawa jetty or launching ramp in case of runabouts.
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We have just arranged for the big Endeavour Express catamaran to call at Waikawa Bay wharf at 10am on Saturday 29th September to take people off the Hikoi out to the protest at Ruakaka. This vessel can carry at least 40 people and has all the life jackets aboard, so no need to bring them, although it wouldn’t hurt to bring small children’s life jackets if you have them. Should be back at Waikawa around 1.00pm.
NO CHARGE. Vessel has been chartered by Guardians.
Forecast is for sunny day, but pay to bring warm clothes.
Contact numbers: 573 6901 / 027 540 4407
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Next Saturday 29th September a protest against NZ King Salmons expansion plans will start with a Hikoi from Waikawa Marae car park at 9.00am. The Hikoi is to provide an opportunity for Marlborough people without boats to show their opposition, only a 30 min walk around to Waikawa Bay foreshore.We encourage people to make placards or banners .
If marchers would like to join protest flotilla contact Pete Beech 5736901 and we try and arrange it.
Protest craft of all shapes and sizes are invited to muster at Ruakaka Salmon Farm at 11.00 am , bring a placard along and deliver your message to King Salmon and the Government. No missiles are to be thrown and no one is to berth along side or board farm.
Flotilla will then steam across to Kaitapeha and Rua O Moko proposed farm sites before dispersing.