We agree with every word of your powerful denunciation of the defence forum in Palmerston North. Along with others from Whanganui, including Quakers and the Anglican Bishop of Wellington, Justin Duckworth, we took part in the protest march on Wednesday and were surprised at the huge police contingent, standing around inside the Central Energy Trust Arena fence looking bored.
It’s a shame Palmerston North, which calls itself Peace City, hosted this event. By doing so, it chose to facilitate the manufacture of weapons which is estimated to be worth $249 for every person worldwide per year. Nga mihi DAVID SCOULLAR AND JULIET KOJIS