The Travelling Tuna Tapestry is going to the Beehive

Posted July 12th, 2013 in Tuna News by Pat

When:  Tuesday, March 19th, meet between 10:00 am – 12 noon
Where: Meet at Parliament, NOT at Te Papa as previously planned.

The magnificent longfin eel, found only in New Zealand and with a more serious conservation status than the little spotted kiwi is at risk of extinction and needs your help!

Over the past few years hundreds of New Zealanders have been involved in the creation of the magnificent Tuna Tapestry and the distribution and signing of a petition to impose a moratorium on the commercial fishing of the iconic species.

It all comes together next week, on Tuesday March 19th.  Join us as we march to Parliament and shepherd the tuna tapestry and the petition to parliament and make our voices heard!

We will meet at the end of the driveway that leads up to Parliament from Lambton Quay anytime between 10:00 AM – 12 noon.  At 12:30 we will carry the tapestry and the petition up the driveway, while local band Bella Cajon plays our opening music and the press arrives.

We will hold the tapestry up in front of Parliament from 1 – 1:30 PM.  During this time we will have speeches and pose for press photos.  At 1:45 PM, when we will march back down the drive to our closing music from Bella Cajon.

Come on down, use your lunch break, bring the family and help us save the longfin eel before it’s too late!

2 Responses so far.

  1. Peta Campbell says:

    Lakeview School is bringing to Parliament eight students and three adults who worked on Velvet the tapestry tuna in March 2011. Go tuna kuwharuwharu!

  2. Gill Stewart says:

    I’ll be there !!