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Stand Up For Kids – 13 April NZ-wide Day of Action

Marches and rallies all over the country to fight the Global Education Reform Movement (GERM) and stand up for kids. 

These are the events listed so far.  (There will no doubt be more that have not made the list yet, so please let me know of any more I should add.)

Whangarei – 11am march from Library (Rust St) to Laurie Hill Park

Auckland – Gather in Queen Elizabeth Square (bottom of Queen St) from 11am, march up Queen St at 11.30am, arrive at Aotea Sqaure for rally approx 12.15pm

Hamilton – Meet 11am at Band Rotunda (Memorial Park cnr Bridge & Victoria Sts). March across Bridge St bridge, into Grey St, through shopping centre to Steel Park for BBQ and speakers.

Rotorua – Meet 10.30am Kuirau Park BBQ area, march to City Focus for speeches and back.

New Plymouth – 11 am March from cnr Gover St & Devon St East through to the Puke Ariki Landing for speeches and sausage sizzle.

Hawera – 11 am rally in town square

Palmerston North – Meet 11.30 am Square (quadrant opp. Plaza) – march around the Square and back to Plaza quadrant for speeches and sausage sizzle.

Whanganui – Assemble from 10.30 at Chronicle offices in Taupo Quay. March at 11am to Majestic Square for rally & sausage sizzle.

Napier/Hastings – 11am gather at Civic Square, marching to Sound Shell for rally with speakers

Wairoa – 8.30am marching from town library to town bridge.

Gisborne – 11am march from Lowe St through Main st – Gladstone Rd

Wellington – Meet 12pm at the Cenotaph to march up the path to Parliament grounds

Marlborough – Meet 11am, The Forum, Market Square, cnr High St & Market Rd, Blenheim

Kaikoura – Meet 11am, Dolphin Encounter, 96 Esplanade, Kaikoura

Motueka – Meet 10.30am, Motueka Museum, High St

Nelson – Meet 11am, church steps, Nelson Cathedral

Buller – Meet 10am, The Clock Tower, Westport

Golden Bay – Meet 10.30am, The Village Green, Takaka

Christchurch – Meet 11am, Gerry Brownlee’s ofice, Grahams Rd, Burnside

Mid Canterbury – Meet 11am, East St, Ashburton township

South Canterbury – Meet 11am, Caroline Bay, Timaru

Dunedin – Meet at Dental School (310 Great King St) 11am march to the Octagon
Invercargill – Meet Middle School Jed St, 11.15am march down Tay St, rally at Wachner Place 11.30am

Take time to attend.  Voices are needed.  

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