On the completely inappropriate erection of an Erebus remembrance monolith at the Parnell Rose Gardens…
“An orchestrated litany of lies”
Lest we remember;
For decades Air New Zealand has resisted any rememberance of the ill fated Air New Zealand joy ride that took 257 lives.
Now they want to dump it on historic Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei land with no links to the disaster.
Dame Naida Glavish says the 95-square-metre “monstrosity” will strip away Māori history at an old pa she knows as Mataharehare.
In my opinion a more proper memorial to mark the terrible and needless loss of life from the Erebus disaster, needs to be outside the offices of Air New Zealand, or overlooking the airfield that these poor lost souls departed this world from, not as far away from the scene of the crime as possible.
Lest we forget:
Comrade Patrick John O’Dea is a fierce fighter for worker rights.