Thousands of NZers to strike tomorrow

Tauranga climate strike in July. Photo: Daniel Hines/SunLive.

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders will stand united tomorrow, Friday September 27 for climate justice.

Students will be striking from school, parents will be joining their kids and university students rallying in the thousands.

Over 40 events have been organised nationwide by School Strike 4 Climate NZ in places such as Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin and Christchurch but also Karamea, Dunsandel and Great Barrier Island. All event details for tomorrow across Aotearoa can be found here.

Tomorrow, the youth organisers are calling on adults to join the thousands of students who will be school striking for the climate.

New Zealand businesses and unions have offered their support to the movement and so far, around 90 New Zealand businesses have pledged to down tools for the day and join the marches and rallies happening in all corners of Aotearoa. This list of companies can be found here.

"We know that everyone has a reason to care about climate justice so it’s incredibly powerful to see so many people connecting with their ‘why’, across different ages and backgrounds. There is strength in our diversity, there is power in our voices and we are committed to continuing this movement until our demands are met,” says Sophie Handford of School Strike 4 Climate NZ.

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@Mein Fuhrer

Posted on 01-10-2019 12:55 | By morepork

Congratulations! I found some of your claims to be controversial in the current climate (excuse the pun... :-)) so I checked out all the claims in your second sentence. You are correct on every one. The kids could well take your advice and do some less emotional research. Digging for facts is better exercise than jumping to conclusions. However, the indications are that some action for the long term is definitely needed.

I don't understand...

Posted on 26-09-2019 22:15 | By GreertonBoy

What exactly they are striking for and against whom? Are they striking against consumerism?Are they striking against pollution?If they are consumers themselves, then they are striking against themselves? Are they begging the govt to change things so they can’t buy anything made of plastic, or asking that petrol is no longer to be sold to avoid pollution? I think it would be a good idea for them to look at themselves and think what they’re contributing to the problems themselves, before trying to make others do whatever they think is the right thing? They need to be told the truth about what their lives will be like if they get what they are striking for. Someone’s leading them to all of this ’action’..but it will cost them themselves, in the end. I suggest they step back and look at the bigger picture before its too late

Rabable abroad.

Posted on 26-09-2019 17:22 | By Cynical Me

I always thought that to go on strike one needed to be gainfully employed. These people are taking the P++++ . They are rabble making a noise.

The sad thing...

Posted on 26-09-2019 12:50 | By morepork

...about this is that you can strike as much as you like, you can roar with a loud voice, you can even be right and fully justified in your concerns, but, UNLESS you can get policy change from the small percentage of vested interests that "rule the world", nothing is going to happen. Without buy in from the USA and China, expecting to properly address this issue is futile. The best you can hope for is that if "the rest of us" unite and show our concern, it MAY influence these countries... perhaps. Making "demands" is foolish; you don’t have the power to enforce anything. Find more practical ways to influence the influencers; noise and strikes alone won’t do it.

these kids need to listen

Posted on 26-09-2019 12:15 | By Mein Fuhrer

scientific facts, not emotion. The sea level is not going to rise by 2-3 feet over the next 10 years, the world is actually getting greener (thanks to CO2), deaths from natural disasters has been declining for decades, forest fires are declining globally, the great barrier reef is doing fine and global food production is at record levels. If the kids actually stayed at school and learnt some real facts about climate science instead of succumbing to the fear mongering spouted out by misinformed child activists like Greta Thunberg, they may feel a lot more positive about their futures. The teachers that repeat all this Climate emergency nonsense have a lot to answer to.