3 March climate strike – thanking our supporters

Apart from our co-collaborators School Strike 4 Climate Whanganui-a-Tara , we want to thank the following organisations for their practical support. Without it, organising the march and rally would have much so much harder.

They provided high vis, marshals, road cones, PA gear, megaphones, meeting and storage spaces and more:

  • PSA
  • Peace Action Wellington
  • Twofiftyseven
  • WEGC
  • Pōneke Anti-Fascist Coalition

Also, the Police for keeping the marchers safe, and WCC for traffic management advice and support.

Last but not least, the individuals who volunteered with putting up posters, first aid, marshalling, and more!

3 March Climate Strike – in the media

Check out the strikes across NZ in the media!

I’m adding links to news item about the strike as I find them:

National candidate faces heckling, abuse at Parliament climate strike

School Strike 4 Climate live: Students across New Zealand march

Climate change: Young activists in Palmerston North want their voice heard

Auckland CBD traffic at standstill as School Strike 4 Climate changes course

Take five: What the climate strikers are demanding

Maybe e-bikes shouldn’t just be for the wealthy

School Strike 4 Climate: School students get ready to strike again over climate change

Climate strikes: Thousands march around New Zealand to demand action from government

School students set to protest for more action on climate change

School climate protesters march through Auckland

James Shaw says National hung candidate ‘out to dry’ at climate protest

Thousands join School Strike 4 Climate across NZ (lots of photos and a newsclip in this one)

Climate change protestors march in Napier demanding for the impact of global warming to be taken seriously

School Strike 4 Climate returns, some demands may already be in the works by Government

Senior Government minister Michael Wood hints at voting age referendum

School Strike 4 Climate live: Students across New Zealand march

Thousands of climate activists march nationwide, demand urgent action by NZ’s leaders

Classrooms to empty as Global Climate Strike gets underway across Aotearoa

Christchurch mayor tells school strikers his stance on climate changed after Cyclone Gabrielle

Good climate policy is good mental health policy too

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

You can help promote the event:

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

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.

On the Waterfront and The Front Lawn

Fridays for Future at the Great Big Waterfront Clean-up 28 Jan 2022

On Friday 28 January a break-away group from Fridays for Future signed up to the Great Big Waterfront Clean-up (organised by Museum of Wellington and Sustainable Coastlines).

Inorganic rubbish that is not disposed of properly (into a rubbish bag that is taken to the dump) often ends up in our seas, rivers, streams etc, and then either inside bird/fish stomachs or around their necks.

Armed with garden gloves, plus-size rubbish sacks and specially made “Fridays for Future” flaglets, we followed the instruction to go forth and pick up litter.

Earlier groups of rubbish retrievers had already gone ahead and filled their sacks with the big stuff. We got the low-lying junk clinging to bushes and hiding under piles of leaves – bits of polystyrene, cigarette butts galore, bottle caps, chocolate bar wrappers, clingfilm, unidentified bits of hard plastic, and a cute anxiety ring (that I will take home to clean and wear). All that squatting was quite the inner-thigh workout!

Early arrivals waiting for the rest of the group.

In the meantime, our presence on the Parliament Lawn continued as usual…

Holding the fort at the Parliament Lawn

I will leave you with a photo from the previous Friday, when an impressive family group visiting Wellington for the day joined us to show their support. It is always great to talk to – and pose with – anyone dropping by.

21 Jan 2022 – Joined by members of a Tongan family reunion