For the last three years, I’ve attended the ANZAC Day dawn service at Auckland War Memorial Museum. Here are a few photos I took.
A reported 25,000 New Zealanders rallied together all over the country and marched against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on Saturday 15 August 2015. A 100,000 signature petition was also delivered to parliament.
What is the TPPA?
A secret trade deal between twelve countries where over 600 multi-national corporate lobbyists have been involved in helping to shape it yet our own opposition MPs haven’t.
It opens the door for:
- Foreign corporations to be able to sue future NZ governments
- Higher medicine costs
- Easier asset sales to non-residents
- Internet restrictions and harsher copyright enforcement
- Plus so much more.
Wikileaks on TPPA
Here is the big picture on what the TPPA and USA are trying to achieve.
The ANZAC Day dawn parade on 25 April 2015 served to commemorate the centenary of New Zealand’s involvement in first World War and the great sacrifices made.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Lest we forget.