Parihaka Day Blockades by Climate Justice Taranaki w/ Tuhi-Ao Bailey: November 13, 2023
Parihaka Day Blockades by Climate Justice Taranaki w/ Tuhi-Ao Bailey: November 13, 2023Parihaka Day Blockades by Climate Justice Taranaki w/ Tuhi-Ao Bailey: November 13, 2023
On the 5th of November in 1881, the settlement of Parihaka, where many Māori from the Taranaki region had found refuge as a result of the Land Wars, was invaded and several peaceful resistors were arrested without trial. Cultivations and livestock in the settlement were destroyed and much of the land seized. Today, Māori in Parihaka are still fighting for their rights. Climate Justice Tāranaki marked the anniversary of the event last week by implementing a peaceful blockade on The Whareroa Fonterra Dairy factory, the Kapuni Ballance fertiliser factory and the Todd Energy gas plant. Rosetta spoke to Tuhi-Ao Bailey, member of Climate Justice Tāranaki, about the relevance of climate activism today to Parihaka day. They also spoke about many pro-palestinian advocates and Te Pāti Māori’s leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer who have stated the relevance of Parihaka to the oppression of Palestinians in Gaza today.