Remove ALL colonial names on street signs in Hamilton that do NOT reflect integrity.

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Remove ALL colonial names on street signs in Hamilton that do NOT reflect integrity.

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DONE - Decolonizing Oppressive Names Everywhere Aotearoa/NZ started this petition to Hamilton City Council

All New Zealanders residing in Kirikiriroa/Hamilton City are affected by the problem of living on streets, named after individuals who have committed violent crimes of theft and murder!

Innocent women,children and elderly were killed senselessly and shamefully. Streets in profuse question include the following:

1) Bryce Street named after John Bryce from Scotland (1833 - 1913) who personally directed the invasion of Parihaka. Bryce introduced the Native Land Sales Bill and the Native Land Amendment Act, which secured unlawful individual land titles, without opportunity for Maori to oppose.

2) Cameron Street named after Duncan Cameron from Britain (1808 - 1888) who led a cowardly assault at Gate Pa and invaded the Waikato. Maori who did not escape the battles were trapped and killed for merely defending themselves.

3) Grey Street named after George Grey from Portugal (1812 - 1898) who invaded the Waikato by outnumbering troops. Grey managed the control and confiscation of Maori land totalling 33 million acres, of which 3 million were in the Waikato.

4) Von Tempsky Street names after Gustavus Von Tempsky from Russia (1828 - 1868) massacred Maori at Orakau Pa. He attacked Rangiaowhia Village killing innocent victims, young and old.

Hamilton City Council have the power to enable removal of these street names immediately - in the same way that Bridge Street became Anzac Parade overnight! Once signs are removed, appropriate process makes way for healing. Te Tiriti o Waitangi can be respecfully implemented as the street signs are replaced with names of those who hold honour and integrity to our history, present and future.

While increasing pride for those, particularly residing in Kirikiriroa/Hamilton, the action of removing ALL colonial names from its street signs, benefits ALL New Zealanders!

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