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Fighting Fund appeal to stop sale of Christchurch state houses

Wednesday, May 17, 2017   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: funding, housing, Community Groups, event

Housing Action Canterbury is fighting Government plans to sell 2,500 state houses in Christchurch this year. They intend to make this act of social vandalism the biggest issue in Christchurch for the 2017 general election. To do this they 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 planned rally and march.

Date and Time: Saturday 17th June 2017, from 2pm.
Start Location: Shands Crescent Reserve (Riccarton Road).

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 plus GST). This will promote the June march 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. The 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?

Contact Housing Action Canterbury to find out how to make a donation (housingactioncant[at] or 021 284 7122).

Find out more about Housing Action Canterbury.

 Housing Action Canterbury.

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