The police claim that sanitary conditions were deteriorating and then they damage and take away the $56,000 shower block that Colin funded himself. What does it take exactly for more kiwis who support us to be on the ground to say enough is enough? What does it take for the good police to resign in protest? Do we keep our incomes and comfortable lifestyles and lose freedoms, or do we give things up for a period and stand up to gain our freedoms back. The shower block was legally parked in a legal space. I’m not sure what more it takes exactly, does this not make everyone so sad? This is the world we live in now where police can do what they like with impunity! RIP shower block
It seems to me that kiwis are comfortably numb and won’t peacefully fight for their freedoms, masks on kids faces doesn’t do it, kiwis not being able to come home to their country of birth doesn’t do it, medical specialists getting laid off doesn’t do it, businesses hitting the wall doesn’t do it, a 30% increase in suicides from the St. John official report doesn’t do it. Police brutality on the Frontlines doesn’t do it, putting sprinklers on tents with children inside doesn’t do it….
STUFF PUTS THEIR SPIN ON THE SHOWER BLOCKS etc….
Wellington City Council has confirmed both toilets are flushing into the city’s wastewater sewer network through an illegal connection. Authorities previously warned of sewage being flushed into stormwater drains and contaminating Wellington harbour and last week told people to stay out of the harbour.
There was evidence of further plumbing action on Monday, with Eco Cottages NZ owner Colin Wightman providing one of his prefab shower units, on Stout St next to the law school. There have been some showers on site, but it is not known whether they supply hot water.
Wightman expressed a strong distaste for media and skepticism of Covid-19 when approached for comment. He has previously been involved in directing anti-vax messages to primary school children.
It looked like protesters were planning to connect the prefab shower block to water mains, but the protester overseeing the installation – who also set up the toilets – would not confirm whether that would happen on Monday. The prefab looks like it can heat water with LPG tanks and solar power.
Stuff putting their spin on the Toilets …
The Greater Wellington Regional Council has called for an explanation from police as to how protesters were able to build fully functioning toilets that are flushing sewage into the city’s wastewater network.
The two makeshift toilets are sitting in the middle of the intersection of Molesworth and Hill streets. Two others were under construction in front of the Court of Appeal yesterday.
Those constructing the toilets were using power tools and large sheets of plywood. A man helping with the construction declined to comment but said there were people of all trades at the occupation helping.
Wellington City Council confirmed the toilets were draining into the wastewater network, not into stormwater drains.
“This is clearly an illegal connection,” council spokesman Richard MacLean said.
Due to the volatile nature of the occupation the council was advised against sending staff to inspect the toilets by police, due to the risk to their health and safety, MacLean said.