Support the foreshore
and seabed hikoi
the second foreshore and seabed hikoi
May 2004: The list of people who have signed on to the Open Letter to MPs will continue to be updated as new sign ons come in. The other 'Support the foreshore and seabed hikoi' pages are now archived - scan down this page for links to the archives.
"The legislation is regrettably even worse than feared. It ignores all of the concerns which Maori have raised about the issue and involves not just a taking of the coastline from Maori but also a very real restriction on our tikanga and our rights under international law and the common law." (Ngahiwi Tomoana, Chairman, Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated)
On 3 May, a hikoi organised by Ngati Kahungunu and involving other Iwi and organisations will begin. The hikoi is one of a number of strategies to express the ongoing opposition to the government's plans for the foreshore and seabed.
The hikoi will travel in vehicle convoy through Ngati Kahungunu from Wairoa to Wellington; participants will march through each town and hold rallies en route. The hikoi will arrive in Wellington on 5 May, and remain overnight.
It is very important that the hikoi be supported by Pakeha / Tauiwi organisations and individuals. Opposition to the government’s foreshore and seabed proposals has been portrayed by politicians and the mainstream media as coming only from Maori. We know that this is not true - visible non-Maori support for the hikoi will demonstrate this.
This web page provides information on some of the ways you can support the hikoi. There are five sections:
Associated web pages are:
Update! The Far North hikoi departed Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga) on Thursday 22 April - to find out when this hikoi will be passing through your area, see the Hikoi Schedule section below.
We welcome any ideas you have on additional ways Pakeha / Tauiwi can support the hikoi, please send them to email or tel (04) 382 8129 so they can be shared with supporters around the country.