Marching for Waitakere

03:27, May 07 2009
COMMUNITY ACTION: Protesters Willie Tawhara, left, and Lance Samuels at Wednesday’s protest march in Henderson.

Hundreds of people marched through Henderson on Wednesday afternoon to protest against the government’s plans to scrap Waitakere city as part of its supercity proposal.

The event was organised by the Community Coalition for Auckland and started at the Corban Estate Arts Centre and ended outside the council chambers.

"This is the biggest challenge that Auckland has faced in its entire history," Tony Mayow says. "It’s inconceivable that 1.4 million people are not able to have a say in it."

Henderson man Willie Tawhara and Ranui resident Lance Samuels joined the march. Both men work for a company contracted to the council.

"I was born and bred out west and I’ve come here to voice my opinion," Mr Samuels says.

For information on the Community Coalition’s further plans phone 838-7904 or email


Western Leader