$10,000 Fighting Fund

$10,000 Fighting Fund appeal to stop sale of state houses in Christchurch

Housing Action Canterbury is fighting government plans to sell 2,500 state houses in Christchurch this year.  

We intend to make this act of social vandalism the biggest issue in Christchurch for the 2017 general election.

To do this we have launched a $10,000 fighting fund.

The fighting fund will be used to get information about the campaign into every home in Christchurch during early June advertising the rally and march we have planned for Saturday 17th June, 2pm from Riccarton’s Shands Crescent reserve.

Speakers confirmed for the rally and march include:
Naenae Higgs – state house tenant
Bishop Victoria Mathews – Anglican Church
Megan Woods – Labour MP
Eugenie Sage – Green MP
Paul Watson – First Union

Most of the fighting fund will be spent on a wraparound for the Christchurch Star newspaper in early June ($6000+ GST). This will promote the march on 17th June as well as get the message into 92,000 homes in Christchurch.

Housing Action Canterbury held a very successful public meeting in early March at the Transitional Cathedral where many prominent speakers spoke against this government policy. 

Our job now is to mobilise the people of Christchurch to emphatically reject the policy and prevent the government walking away from state housing in our city.

Can you donate to help make this the number one election issue in Christchurch this year?

Donations can be made on line at:

Account Name: Housing Action Canterbury
Account Number:  38 9017 0034814 01

If you would like a receipt, please email us at housingactioncant@gmail.com when you make your deposit and we will get a receipt to you.


Marney Ainsworth
Housing Action Canterbury
021 284 7122

John Minto
State Housing Action Network
022 085 0161