Riccarton Roundabout Takeover!

Occupy Riccarton roundabout for an hour during peak traffic, to publicise Climate Voter!

Dress up in wetsuits with flippers and snorkels, or your best bikini / speedos if you're tough and can brave the cold! We'll hopefully have a bunch of kayaks for people to sit in, otherwise we'll improvise with home made box boats!

We're sending the message that sea levels are rising as a result of climate change, and we need to seek urgent action this election!

We'll have signs to wave at passing motorists, as well as a big Climate Voter banner.

Meet outside The Running Bull at 4.45 to get set up, and we'll stay put until 6pm, then grab a drink afterwards for anyone who's keen!

If you'd like to take part but don't want to dress up, we also need people to video and photograph the antics.

Lets make some waves in Riccarton!!

  • September 09, 2014 at 4:45pm – 5:45pm
  • Riccarton Roundabout, cnr Riccarton Road & Deans Avenue
    159 Deans Avenue Riccarton
    Christchurch 8011
    New Zealand
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  • 40 people are going
  • Kelli Campbell
Kit Nelson Phoebe Jansch Sam Hoeflich Alesha I. McCarthy Shannon Little-bit Rose Gilmore Benjamin Cannon Adam Lumsden Anton Harlow Bridget White Hannah Sansom James Neville Cecilie Wetter Bob Miller Catty Marnane Olivia Shanks Tak Peters Hayley Fisher David Reese Kean Kate Bills Tristan Girdwood Crystal Adams Patrick Rose Cameron Hill Andy White Jacqui McCracken Dan Lewis Michelle Lindsay Shannon Benterman Zoe Crook Nick Hanafin Lauren Blackwell Kelli Campbell Justine de Spa Rosie Muir Terra Dumont Siana Fitzjohn Daniel Webster Noelani Velasquez Andre Hopping Rosalee Jenkin

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  • Kit Nelson
    rsvped 2014-09-08 05:17:52 +1200
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-06 23:20:36 +1200
    Just a thought, could be good to all try to be there at 4:45, so we can go on there en mass, rather than slowly arriving. This might increase our chances of 'holding the island' me harties :)
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-06 16:41:32 +1200
    Hey all! Kelli is awesome and is gonna co-ordinate signs for the roundabout takeover - any ideas put them on this google doc by tomorrow morning :) We want the messaging to be clear and concise, and to strike a good balance between the seriousness of the issue of sea-level rise as a result of climate change, and the positive opportunities we have to do something about it! Must be non-partisan too. Also, it's suuper exciting to see how many people are keen to come along to this, and can supply kayaks etc. We really need to get an idea of how many definite kayaks/rafts etc we have and work out the transportation, so could everyone who's said they can bring something OR provide transport please fill out the table in the doc - David Reese Kean Bob Miller Terra Nick Rowan
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-06 08:48:36 +1200
    Has anyone told the media? This will be picture worthy and an opportunity to take the message further than Riccarton commuters...
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-05 10:12:52 +1200
    How are people getting stuff to the roundabout in terms of vehicle parking etc?
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-05 05:59:18 +1200
    Hi there. My Uncle and I are coming. We have a white water raft which seats about 7, complete with paddles etc which we can bring. I also have two white water kayaks I can bring as well.
  • Phoebe Jansch
    rsvped 2014-09-05 05:20:07 +1200
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-05 00:01:53 +1200
    John has kayaks he can bring! woohoo :)
  • Sam Hoeflich
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  • Bridget White
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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-02 14:47:45 +1200
    Hi all! Great to see we've got such a large number of people keen for this! There won't be HEAPS of room on the roundabout if we have some boats/kayaks as well... but we can take turns, and it would be great to also have people to hand out flyers to drivers in the queue - perhaps dressed in wetsuits and snorkels ;) Can people who have a kayak/raft/small dinghy that we could use please post below so we have an idea of how many we still need to source? I have found one so far. Also in the interests of keeping our messaging concise, Kelli and I will take care of the sign-making, but we'll make sure we have plenty available for people to wave! If anyone has some time over the weekend and would like to help make signs let us know! :D
  • Hannah Sansom
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