Press Release: "End Waitangi Apartheid!"
- Press Release
MEDIA ADVISORY - Waitangi Action
Libertarianz: "End Waitangi Apartheid!"
Helen Clark may not be there and 'pakeha media' may be banned, but
Libertarianz activists say they will be there at the Waitangi Treaty grounds
tomorrow calling for "an end to Waitangi apartheid."
Tim Wikiriwhi, coordinator of Libertarianz' Waitangi activities, says that
Waitangi Day is far from being a day of celebration - "it has instead become
a national day of mourning and outrage. The Treaty, which once united all
New Zealanders with the promise of equality before the law, has become
instead a tool of apartheid - dividing New Zealander from New Zealander by
institutionalised bias. Where the Treaty promised colour-blind law
protective of liberty and property for all, a century-and-a-half later it
has instead become an out-of-control gravy train delivering state-sponsored
"That is what I and my fellow libertarians will be protesting at tomorrow's
'celebrations'," he says, "we seek to derail the Waitangi gravy train once
and for all. We libertarians condemn all racist laws, and we shall be the
only party at the Treaty grounds tomorrow confronting the racism the Treaty
He calls all New Zealanders to get behind them in their stand for equal
rights before the law. "Look out for the Libertarianz banner 'End Waitangi
Apartheid' and come stand with us for justice," he says.
LIBERTARIANZ SPOKESMAN TO DEREGULATE MAORI AFFAIRS
07-849 8323, or c/- 021-162 5025