Protests over Auckland's Port

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share to Google Classroom

Around a thousand people have marched the streets in central Auckland in a protest against the Port of Auckland’s plans to extend Bledisloe Wharf. It was only late last week when the ports corporate body agreed with its council-owner to only go ahead with the one wharf extension.
The protest group chanted slogans which shamed the Auckland Mayor, such as ‘Len Brown, flush him down’ and ‘stop stealing our wharf’.The groups aim for the protest is to get any expansion work halted until a long-term future for the port is established. Some protestors were totally against the port all together, with several wanting to see the port removed or relocated from Auckland’s city centre to either Tauranga or Whangarei.
It has been said that some overseas companies have become so frustrated at the management and coronation at the Auckland port that they have relocated their supply chains to other ports.

One Response

  1. My dad was in that protest! I want it to not be done as it would wreck our lifestyle!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

There’s a new genius in town, and she’s only 2...
In a hair-raising tale from Uttar Pradesh, India, meet Smita...
In a bizarre incident in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia,...
The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are back, and this year...

World & National News

Protests have been carried out around New Zealand in response...
Gerry Brownlee has been elected as the Speaker of the...
Kia ora! Kia whakamōhio mātou i a koe ki tētahi...
New Transport Minister Simeon Brown has asked the New Zealand...