Wednesday, 5 May 2004 - 11:00am |

Hikoi update in Wellington

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Police estimate 10,000 people are now part of the Hikoi march which is en route to Parliament.

Detective Inspector Rod Drew, acting Wellington District Police Commander and head of Operation Hikoi, says the Hikoi left Te Papa and 10.30. Thirty minutes later, the front of the march had reached Willis Street with the tail of the march still waiting to clear Te Papa.

Four hundred people arriving by trains at the Wellington Railway Station didn’t make the start of the march in time. They’re now waiting in Lambton Quay to meet the main group.

Police are pleased with the way the march is going. The only real problem is still congestion in the inner city.

Once the tail of the march has cleared Te Papa, police will be able to reopen Cable Street.


Contact: Kaye Calder tel 496 3464 or 0274 373 020 or Sarah Martin tel 496 3464 or 0274 748 005.