Story: Public protest

Signing a petition

Signing a petition

Peter de Waal signs a petition calling for the removal of GST (goods and services tax) on food products outside an Auckland supermarket in 2009. Signatures for petitions are collected in a variety of ways, including distribution through friends and community networks, street canvassers, and on the internet. This petition was unsuccessful, although the Labour Party included the exemption in the policies it took to the 2011 election.

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Ben Schrader, 'Public protest - Letter writing, petitions, meetings and rallies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 June 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jul 2015