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National What's On - Peace Movement Aotearoa


********************** NATIONAL - WHAT’S ON **********************

*** NATIONAL ***

~ 19 & 20 MAY - ‘Becoming Organic by 2020’, national organics conference. Keynote speakers: Dr Ann Clark, Guelph University Ontario and Dr Morgan Williams, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, plus speakers from every sector of New Zealand organics. Organic Feast Friday 19 May, Organic Expo Friday 19 May & Saturday 20 May at the UNITEC Campus, Mt Albert, Auckland. Cost: $100 per day, $190 two days, $340 two or more booked together. There is a slight technical hitch with the registration form at the web-site If it's not working when you receive this message, email ,tel (09) 528 1013, fax (09) 528 1073, mobile 021 630 094. ~ 6 - 8 JULY - ‘Treaty Conference 2000 and beyond’, to be held in Tamaki Makaurau / Auckland, contact Betsan Martin or Ingrid Huygens The Enrolment form and Conference Programme will be available on the PMA website in the next few days, see Treaty Conference 2000 link from the front page at

***** LOCAL *****

*** AUCKLAND

~ WEDS, 17 May - launch of 'Thanks Not Spanks' by Mary Cornford, 7pm at One World Books, Karangahape Road. 'Thanks Not Spanks' is a new book about making child raising easier and parenting more rewarding, filled with easy to follow, practical suggestions. For more info contact Natasha Weightman, at The Peace Foundation, tel (09) 373 2379, fax (09) 379 2668,

*** WELLINGTON

~ WEDS, 10 May - Report back on ‘Just Peace ?’ conference, including Judge Fred McElrea and others who attended, 6pm to 8pm at the Mezzanine Floor room, Wellington central library, tea/coffee. Organised by the Wellington Restorative Justice group.

~ WED 10 May - ‘The Children Are Dying’, video on the effect of the sanctions against Iraq, 5pm at the Aro St Community Centre Hall, all welcome. Contact the Committee for the Establishment of Civilisation, tel (04) 385 6728,

~ WEDS, 10 May to SAT, 13 May - ‘Comrade Savage’ - a mesmerising theatrical epic about the Labour Party's first Prime Minister, Michael Joseph Savage - dissent, passion and betrayal in the Left during the first part of the twentieth century. Performed by an amazing ensemble + orchestra and directed by the author, Red Mole's Alan Brunton, at Studio 77, Department of Theatre and Film, Victoria University, Kelburn Parade, 7-30pm each night. Discounted tickets on 13 May for those booked into Making Waves Series no 1, see next listing. For bookings tel (04) 463 5359.

For those of you who have the misfortune to live in parts of the country where ‘Comrade Savage’ by Alan Brunton will not be performed in the next few weeks - the script of ‘Comrade Savage’, Red Mole's astonishing performance about the end of the socialist era in New Zealand, the country that invented the Welfare State, is now available. At $20 for full script + photos etc, an absolute bargain ! Get yours from Bumper Books, PO Box 7356, Wellington South.

~ SAT, 13 May & SUN, 14 May - Making Waves Series no 1 - ‘The Political Theatre Workshop - acts, acting, actions, activism’, featuring a wide range of fascinating women speakers, performers, and more. For more info contact Magdalena Aotearoa office (04) 385 0777 (leave message), or Sally Rodwell, (04) 383 6375.

~ FRI 19 & SAT 20 May - Wellington visit of Maria Louisa Fernandez (Cuban High Consul to Australia and New Zealand). FRIDAY - public meeting covering topics such as the sanctions, Cuba's leap into organics, and for those who are not totally sick of the subject she may talk a bit about Elian, 1pm in Meeting Room One, Victoria University Student Union Building, organised by STAUNCH (the Alliance campus and young people's wing). SATURDAY - Fernandez will be speaking at Fiesta de Cuba, starts 6-30pm at Crossways Community Centre, Elizabeth St, Mt Victoria. This function will be hosted by the NZ-Cuba Friendship Society and the Latin America Committee, features music from Duo Los Andes and a Cuban style dinner. $10 unwaged, $15 waged, $20 door sales. Contact Christine tel (04) 938-3723 or Jim tel (04) 384-8120.

~ MON, 29 May to FRI, 2 June - Women's Festival at Victoria University, including performances by women artists, poets, dramatists, political forums and comedians. The audience is open to men and women, but the festival aims to promote women's continuing activity in performance and therefore the performers are all women. For more info contact Dayna Berghan, Women's Rights Officer, Victoria University, tel (04) 473 8566 x 834,

~ THURS, 1 June - Wellington Peace Lunch Forum - an informal lunch time session to exchange peace news, bring your lunch, your leaflets, your news and views, tea and coffee provided, 1pm to 2pm on the first Thursday of each month at the PMA offices, Rooms 16 and 17, Trades Hall, 126 Vivian Street, Wellington. If you are not able to attend in person, or live outside Wellington, you can send leaflets, notices, whatever you want to share to the lunch forum via PMA, PO Box 9314, Wellington, tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173,

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