SHAN Email – 21 May 2017

State Housing Action Network

Email: 21 May 2017

  1. URGENT – Support for Niki is critical tomorrow!

“Kia Ora Te whanau, this is so confirm that Niki’s court case is in the District Court at 2pm tomorrow – 22 May. We need people there to support her – every person counts. We also need people ready to defend Niki’s house at 14 Taniwha St for worse-case scenario – come prepared for direct action”

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  1. News from Christchurch

Updated poster for the Christchurch Rally and March – includes speakers – please circulate widely to family and friends in Christchurch.

We are currently fundraising $6,000 to pay for a wraparound on the local community newspaper – the Star – which will go into 92,000 homes in Christchurch.

Here is the appeal we sent out last week – I co-signed on behalf of SHAN. If anyone around the country can help it would be most welcome:

Housing Action Canterbury

14 May 2017

Kia ora koutou,

$10,000 Fighting Fund appeal to stop sale of state houses in Christchurch

Housing Action Canterbury is fighting government plans to sell 2,500 state houses in Christchurch this year.

We intend to make this act of social vandalism the biggest issue in Christchurch for the 2017 general election.

To do this we have launched a $10,000 fighting fund.

The fighting fund will be used to get information about the campaign into every home in Christchurch during early June advertising the rally and march we have planned for Saturday 17th June, 2pm from Riccarton’s Shands Crescent reserve.

Speakers confirmed for the rally and march include:

Naenae Higgs – state house tenant

Bishop Victoria Mathews – Anglican Church

Megan Woods – Labour MP

Eugenie Sage – Green MP

Paul Watson – First Union

Most of the fighting fund will be spent on a wraparound for the Christchurch Star newspaper in early June ($6000+ GST). This will promote the march on 17th June as well as get the message into 92,000 homes in Christchurch.

Housing Action Canterbury held a very successful public meeting in early March at the Transitional Cathedral where many prominent speakers spoke against this government policy.

Our job now is to mobilise the people of Christchurch to emphatically reject the policy and prevent the government walking away from state housing in our city.

Can you donate to help make this the number one election issue in Christchurch this year?

Donations can be made on line at:

Account Name: Housing Action Canterbury

Account Number: 38 9016 0715351 01

If you would like a receipt, please email us at housingactioncant when you make your deposit and we will get a receipt to you.

Na,

Marney Ainsworth

Housing Action Canterbury

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John Minto

State Housing Action Network

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  1. Keep us updated

If anything is going on in your area that we should include in this newsletter please let me know.

Na,

John Minto

21 York Street

Waltham

Christchurch 8023

03 5500132

0220850161

johnminto

Na,

John Minto

21 York Street

Waltham

Christchurch 8023

03 5500132

0220850161

johnminto

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