Mayor of Wellington Andy Foster launched a mayoral campaign based on a stake in the ground in Shelley Bay. He is now literally fictitious as occupying the bed at the development site.
Foster was photographed on Sunday helping to build a tent that started as a sentry in Sherry Bay, but is now becoming a profession.
This is in direct opposition to Foster’s own council, which voted in favor of the $ 500 million proposed development in Sherry Bay.
Miramar’s Facebook group has confirmed that it is a profession. “Mau Honua announced today that he is occupying Sherry Bay. Go and show them your support.
“Anyone who wants to camp with them is welcome. Alternatively, you can provide food, water and items to keep them warm or sit with them and spend time with them.”
Anaru Mepham of Mau Whenua, one of the groups opposed to development, saw himself last week as a sentry of protesters waiting to join him if a bulldozer came in.
Mau Honua posted a photo of helping the tent on Facebook on Foster’s Sunday, commenting: “When the mayor helped us set up a tent!
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“Settle down on a long-distance far now-Naumaiha Eremaiki Marukai, Sherry Bay. There is space for everyone.”
Earlier this month, the Wellington City Council voted nine to six votes to sell and lease the land of Shelly Bay, owned by developer Ian Cassels and his partner, to Shelly Bay Taikuru.
Kassel had previously purchased a much larger portion of the land on the Miramar Peninsula from Wellington Iwi Taranaki Fanui, but the validity of the sale was subject to a proceedings in the High Court filed by Mauwenua and was heard in March. I will.
But Congressional land transactions meant that Kassel could promise that development would begin “next week”-as he said later. thing This does not mean immediate physical work.
The council’s vote opposed Foster, who launched a mayoral campaign in Shelley Bay, a long-term opponent of development, and violently opposed the sale and lease of the council’s land. He was supported by filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson, who is also an opponent of the voice of development.
The day after the council vote, Mepham packed his van and headed for Sherry Bay. So he said he would wait until the March proceedings.
When the civil engineering equipment began to arrive, there were protesters waiting to join him. He said up to 300 people stopped by to support him in his first week.
“Undoubtedly, they all have seen something wrong,” he said.
Sydney Mepham, also from Mau Honua, confirmed in 2019 that he was ready to occupy Sherry Bay as needed.
Mayor Andi Foster literally sets up a tent when the occupation of Sherry Bay begins
SourceMayor Andi Foster literally sets up a tent when the occupation of Sherry Bay begins