Taking It To The Streets

Te Wharepora Hou

Dr Leonie Pihama

It was the day of the Budget that the first ‘Blockade the Budget’ protest brought Auckland students back on to the streets for the first time in many years.  It was the first student protest that my 18 year old daughter joined her university peers to stand against the budget policies that cut student allowances to graduate students and increased student loan repayments. It was also the day of protests against the imprisonisation of Tame and Rangi.  She said to me that day “I thought that you weren’t here in Auckland so I had better go”.   It was one of those ‘proud’ parent days of which I can say I have had many.

My six children have all been involved in all protest that their parents have been involved in.  They have been a part of a generation that as children handed out pamphlets around Waitangi for…

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