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Action Alert - Hikoi of Hope Week 3

Peace Movement Aotearoa

PO Box 9314, Wellington. Tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173,

Issued 17 September 1998

Hi To All Hikoi People

Just to let you all know that Caritas has just published a booklet called Employment and Justice. Employment and Justice is the third in the Social Justice Series issued by Caritas, and was published to coincide with Social Justice Week for the Catholic Church in NZ - 20th to 26th September (the previous two in the series looked at poverty, and housing/homelessness).

The booklet may complement the Hikoi backgrounder (flyer) on employment. I hope it will be a good resource for those participating in the Hikoi.

The booklet looks at a number of issues including Unemployment, Pay and Income, Conditions of Work, Employment-related and Economic policy. It is also attractively presented with a full colour cover and photos. The booklet encourages an exploration of issues effecting workers, both employed and unemployed, from an ethical and spiritual perspective, and to develop a response based on a sense of justice.

If you would like copies, they are available from Caritas for the special price of $3 per copy incl postage and packaging. Please let me know if you are interested.

Also, Caritas has produced a poster for Social Justice Week which reads 'Work is for People, and not People for Work' (John Paul II, LE 6). It is also very attractive (even though I say so myself!). We have copies available for people free of charge. Again, let me know if you would like some.

Kia ora,

Te Hikoi mo te Tumanako mo te Rawakore / the Hikoi of Hope continues ! Below are the routes which will be taken during the third week, but some reminders first.

  1. For those of you planning to travel to Wellington for the I October and the arrival of the hikoi at Parliament, Tranzrail are offering discounts on ferry and rail travel. To book, you must ring 0800 878 898, not your usual Tranzrail booking agent. There are special conditions applying to these bookings.
  2. Hikoi t-shirts (sizes S to XXXL are $17-95, larger sizes are available on special order at $25-00 each), bumper stickers ( $2-00, available in Maori or English) are available from the Anglican Resource Centre in Wellington - fax 04 499-1360; order forms are also available from the Hikoi web-site, see signature following ours at the end of this message for that url.
  3. There are five Hikoi of Hope Backgrounder sheets - on real jobs, housing, health, poverty and education. These sheets are an excellent summary of the situation in Aotearoa / NZ in each topic area, and explain clearly why the Hikoi of Hope is so necessary.
We have paper copies here at PMA, and are happy to send you a photocopy on receipt of your postal address, they are proving very popular !

ka kite ano,

For more complete details of each day's travel, have a look at the Hikoi web-site (see second signature at the end of this message) - you can also go onto the Hikoi email list from there, and receive reports of each day's travel as well as even more detail of each day's events.


Fri 18th Sept, Ashburton - Hornby; Sat 19th Sept, Hornby - Christchurch/Kaiapoi, Sun 20th Sept, Kaiapoi - Amberley; Mon 21st Sept, Amberley - Greta Valley; Tue 22nd Sept, Greta Valley - Hawkeswood; Wed 23rd Sept, Hawkeswood - Kaikoura; Thu 24th Sept, Kekerengu - Seddon/Ward.


Thu 17th Sept, Brightwater - Nelson.
*** this walk then goes to Blenheim and Picton.


Sat 19th Sept, New Plymouth - Eltham, Sun 20th Sept, Eltham - Hawera; Mon 21st Sept, Hawera - Patea; Tue 22nd Sept, Patea - Waverley, Wed 23rd Sept, Waverley - Wanganui; Thu 24th Sept, Wanganui; Friday 25th Sept, Wanganui - Bulls (Limit 100)
*** at Bulls this walk meets the main walk coming south.

TE ARAROA TO PALMERSTON NORTH Fri 18th Sept, Whiniraki to Napier - Clive; Sat 19th Sept, Clive to Hastings - Te Aute; Sun 20th Sept, Te Aute - Waipukurau; Mon 21st Sept, Waipukurau - Takapau; Tue 22nd Sept, Takapau - Norsewood; Wed 23rd Sept, Norsewood - Dannevirke; Thu 24th Sept, Dannevirke - Woodville; Fri 25th Sept, Ashurst - Palmerston North.
*** at Palmerston North this walk joins the main walk south.


Fri 18th Sept, Whakatane - Kawerau; Sat 19th Sept, Kawerau - Rotorua.
*** at Rotorua this walk meets the walk coming from Tauranga.


Fri 18th Sept, Hamilton (via Cambridge) - Karapiro (motor camp); Sat 19th Sept, Putaruru - Tokoroa; Sun 20th Sept, Tokoroa - Taupo; Mon 21st Sept, Taupo - meets BOP Hikoi; Tue 22nd Sept, Taupo - Turangi; Wed 23rd Sept, Turangi - Waiouru (Limit 100); Thu 24th Sept, BEING SCHEDULED.

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