Convoy NZ 2022 - Day 1 in Wellington

You guys on the other side of the world probably already know more about this than the kiwis who only watch MSM, but here's some footage from the ground.

On Sunday, 6th February, Waitangi Day here in NZ, one convoy left the top of the North Island, and another left the bottom of the South, and headed towards Parliament. By Monday night, large groups were gathered in Picton at the top of the South and Palmerston North, a couple of hours north of the capital.

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The first of the North Island convoy arrived in the capital late morning. A friend who was part of a group welcoming them with banners said that she waved for an hour and then they got word that the remaining convoy was still 20km long. Given that NZ is a small country, that's quite significant.

Some of the South Island convoy have got across the Cook Strait by ferry and arrived in Wellington Tuesday night, but many others have set up camp in Picton. That's home to @andysantics48 - maybe she can tell us more about what's happening there?

I went down to Parliament Tuesday afternoon with some freedom friends and took some photos. Here's a few of them.

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Love the (completely accidental) colour coordinated juxtaposition in this one.

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This next picture doesn't show how many people were really there. It was still fairly early on, while many were still on the road.

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There has been all sorts of action overnight and today, but that can wait till the next post.

But if you're hanging out for more, I came across this nice little vid of day 1 in Picton

https://www.facebook.com/jessicajonesnz/videos/701169267685636

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