3 March Global Climate Strike

On 3 March in Wellington, we are holding a march fron Civic Square to Parliament

Please come to support our call for climate justice. This is an intergenerational event, so bring your friends and family! (As well as snacks, water, sun protection and protest placards.)

Meet at Civic Square at 2pm

From there we will march to Parliament with our protest signs and chanting, arriving at 3pm.

At Parliament there will be speeches and we will present our demands to invited Members of Parliament.

This event is a collaboration between Fridays for Future Te Upoko o Te Ika and School Strike For Climate Te Whanganui-a-tara.

We made an online pamphlet with all the details you need

The pamphlet has the schedule of events, karakia, chants and lyrics to The Climate Song which is the feature of the sing-a-long at Parliament.

You can view it from here.

Or you can scan the QR code when you get to Civic Sq. We’ll be wandering around with printed QR code posters for people to scan.

And for those without a smartphone, there is a small number of printed copies, also at Civic Square.

Help us promote this event

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There are also climate strikes elsewhere in New Zealand

This and other strike events are on the SS4C NZ Facebook page.

Visit the SS4C NZ Facebook page to find a climate strike near you.

Sing for the Climate (Do it now)

This is a great song (to the tune of Bella Ciao) to sing whenever we protest at Parliament –

We need to wake up

We need to wise up

We need to open our eyes

And do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now


We’re on a planet

That has a problem

We need to solve it, get involved

And do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now


Make it greener

Make it cleaner

Make it last, make it fast

And do it now now now

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now


No point in waiting

Or hesitating

We must get wise, take no more lies

We need to build a better future

And we need to start right now

New Fridays for Future group in Marlborough (updated 3/2/2023)

Fridays For Future Kids NZ is a new group starting in Renwick, Marlborough.

Their first protest is 10 February 2023:

  • Fridays 12 noon – 1pm
  • Outside Room 17, Renwick School, Renwick

To start with, only Renwick School pupils will be able to take part – as it is on school grounds.

But they are hoping to move the protest to the nearby community hall, so everyone who wants to protest for climate justice can join in.

Email FFF.Renwick@gmail.com to keep updated.

Updated schedule for Friday protests

At Parliament leading up to Earth Day 2023

We are continuing to alternate our Friday lunchtime protests between the Parliament Lawn and Midland Park (outside the Fonterra office), 12.30 till 1.30.

21 AprilMidland Park(due to bad weather, Earth Day action postponed)
28 AprilMidland Parkpost-Earth Day action
5 MayParliament lawnIf bad weather, Midland Park
12 MayMidland Park
19 MayParliament lawnIf bad weather, Midland Park
26 MayNationwide climate marchMeet at Civic Square 11am, march to Parliament, arriving around 12 noon for rally.

2023 – a new year of climate protesting

Outside Parliament on 20 Jan 2023

Happy New Year, and Happy Lunar New Year!

It’s still January and there are already two climate protest events to look forward to:

Valentines Day Protest

Tuesday 14 February is when Parliament resumes. We plan to break with our tradition to do a lunchtime protest on the Parliament Lawn on this day. (Tuesday for Future?) As it also happens to be Valentine’s Day, we’re thinking of incorporating this as a theme for our protest. (Valentine’s for Future?)

What are your ideas? Everyone is free to come and join us. Check back here for more details closer to the day.

3 March – Global Fridays for Future action

We are working with School Strike for Climate Ōtautahi ( Christchurch) and Fridays for Future Tamaki Makaurau to plan a (hopefully) nationwide climate protest for 3 March.

If it’s been a while since your last School Strike for Climate protest, t’s time to dust off your protesting boots and reconnect with your fellow climate activists!

Wherever you are in New Zealand, if you want to get involved, contact one of the main organising groups:

School Strike for Climate Ōtautahi ( Christchurch)FacebookInstagram
Fridays for Future Tamaki MakaurauFacebookInstagram

Or you can contact us (FFF Te Upoko O Te Ika) by email.

Our response to Grant Robertson’s response to Restore Passenger Rail

Action not vandalism

On 15 December, Restore Passenger Rail left their mark on Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson’s electorate office. (Also targeted were the electorate offices of Transport Minister Michael Wood, Energy Minister Megan Wood, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark, and National MP Michael Woodhouse.)

So what did the activists do? They sprayed water-soluble red paint on the windows, onto three figures wearing “DENIAL = DEATH” t-shirts.

Robertson said it was extremely disappointing his Wellington office was vandalised.

We have just responded to Grant Robertson’s claim that Restore Passenger Rail vandalised his office. Because actually, acts of vandalism require destruction of property (or permanent defacing). 

Given Grant Robertson’s refusal to meet with us, from Fridays For Future, earlier in the year at his electoral office, we wonder – is this what’s needed to get his attention focused onto acting on the climate crisis?

Protesting through the holiday season – update

As we always say, climate change doesn’t stop over Christmas and New Year – and neither will we!

With all Fridays at Parliament, if the weather is going to be terrible we’ll go to Midland Park instead – check here on the morning if not sure.

DateProtest location
23/12/2022 Midland Park
30/12/2022Now at Midland Park because of the rain
6/1/2023Parliament Lawn (despite rain!)
13/1/2023Midland Park
20/1/2023Parliament Lawn (Midland Park if bad weather)
27/1/2023Midland Park

What’s coming up in December

Remember to check the EcoKiwi Magazine Poneke to find out what’s going on climate-wise in Welly.

Here’s a snapshot for the first couple of weeks in December –


1 Thursday Gareth Hughes of the Economic Wellbeing Alliance:
Pathway to Survival webinar, 7pm

2 Friday Fridays For Future: Midland Park, 12.30-1.30pm

3 Saturday Open Day/ 2000 Bikes Celebration:
EkeRua ReBicycle, 46 Russell Tce, Newtown3-7pm

5 Monday

6 Tuesday Giving Tuesday: Action Station

All We Want is Affordable Passenger Rail: Restore Passenger Rail, Parliament grounds, 3:45-5pm

Wellington Cycling: Monthly meeting, Sustainability Trust, 6pm

7 Wednesday No New Mines! Parliament grounds, Forest & Bird, 12 noon

8 Thursday Nature Play Day, Karori Park, 3.30 – 6.30

Our Responsibilities at This Time: Restore Passenger Rail, 7-8:30pm

Jane Kelsey, Handcuffed by trade agreements?
Pathway to Survival webinar, 7pm

9 Friday Fridays For Future: Parliament grounds, 12.30-1.30pm

13 Tuesday Giving Tuesday: Action Station

15 Thursday NVDA training, Restore Passenger Rail; details TBC

16 Friday Fridays For Future: Midland Park, 12.30-1.30pm

Put a price on fertiliser emissions

Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is a key driver of intensive dairying, that pollutes the climate more than any other industry, kills rivers and contaminates our drinking water.

Two companies – Ballance and Ravensdown – are responsible for distributing 98% of the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in New Zealand.

So, sign the Greenpeace petition to price 100% of emissions from synthetic nitrogen fertiliser at the processor level.