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Peace Movement - National - What’s On

31 October 2001


Please note: vigils, rallies and meetings for peace relating to the response to the attacks in the US are generally not included in these listings, as they are being circulated in more regularly updated messages. Updated details of response vigils, rallies and meetings for peace are listed at

*** NATIONAL ***

~ 31 October - the GE Free Hikoi which left Northland on 1 October will be arriving at parliament at 1pm on Wednesday, 31 October. See Wellington and Hutt Valley listings for more details.

~ 31 October - closing date for the Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in New Zealand in 2001. If you haven't already put yours in, do it today! If you have a paper copy of the nomination form, fax it to (03) 366 3988; if you have an email version send it to or you can access the on line nomination form and criteria for nomination at The winner(s) will be announced, in Auckland, in early 2002.

~ 3 November - Campaign Against Landmines AGM, to be held in Wellington from 10am, please contact David Swartz (04) 475 7622 or John Head (04) 905 5524 for venue details.

~ 5 November - Parihaka day, 120th anniversary of the armed invasion of Parihaka, Taranaki.

~ 10 November - Questioning the theology of violence: God is our refuge and strength? An all day seminar as part of the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship (NZ) national conference (9 to 11 Nov). Discussion with speakers including Professor Bill Hodge, University of Auckland Law School on A Crime or an Act of War?; Dr Chris Marshall, Lecturer at the Bible College of New Zealand on the Biblical tradition of human rights; Dr Nicola Hoggard-Creegan, Lecturer in Theology at the Bible College of New Zealand on Theological Reflections on Violence; Father Terry Dibble, parish priest and Lecturer at the Catholic Institute of Theology on Peace in a Contextual Theology. Endorsed by the Social Justice Sector Council of the Auckland Diocese as part of its observance of the Decade to Overcome Violence, from 9am to 5pm at the Anglican Retreat House, 1043 Beach Road, Long Bay, North Shore. $25 including lunch, please book with Chris Barfoot, tel (09) 575-6142, fax 575-4836, by Saturday 3rd November and pay on the day.

***** LOCAL *****


~ THURS 1 November - GE Free NZ: where to, now? with Greens MP Ian Ewen Street and other speakers, hear about the governments' decision on GE, and what we can do from here on, 6-30pm at the Ellen Melville Hall, Fryberg Place (off High Street), city.

~ WEDS, 7 November - 'Tino rangatiratanga claims and government responses: can a politics of fundamental constitutional rights be avoided?' Prof. Andrew Sharp (Dept of Political Studies, University of Auckland) speaks, 12-30pm to 2pm, Staff Lounge, Study Centre, Albany Campus, Auckland. Part of the Massey University Centre for Justice and Peace Development public lecture series "Conflicts in Aotearoa and the South Pacific: resolution upon whose terms?" For more info contact Dr Warwick Tie, tel (09) 443 9799 x 9052,

~ THURS 8 November - 'The WTO and Worker's Resistance' public forum, speakers include Jane Kelsey, ARENA, 'The WTO's New Round of Negotiations'; Radha D'Souza, APWSL, 'Globalisation, Labour Competition and War'; Robert Reid, Unite, and Maxine Gay, Clothing, Laundry and Allied Workers Union, 'Trade Unions and the Anti-Globalisation Movement'. From 7pm, at the Auckland Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn; a public education and discussion evening organised by ARENA and Asia Pacific Workers Solidarity Links (APWSL). For more info contact Luke Coxon, tel (025) 248-7005,

~ SAT, 10 November - 'Focus on Peace - an international offering' concert, 8pm at St. Lukes Church, 130, Remuera Rd., Remuera. Proceeds to Oxfam and Peace Foundation. Organised by Gloria Jenkins, for further information tel (09) 377 3351

~ MON, 12 November - 'Focus on Peace - an international offering' concert, with Jubilate singers, Poet Rosemary Menzies and many others, 8pm at Hopetoun Alpha, Beresford St. Entry by donation. Proceeds to Oxfam and Peace Foundation. Organised by Gloria Jenkins, for further information call (09) 377 3351.

~ THURS, 15 November - The Peace Foundation's 18th Media Peace Awards - celebrating some of the best, constructive journalism of the past year and including the '3rd Like Minds' Awards, with guest speaker Gwynne Dyer. Gwynne is a Canadian journalist syndicated in over 150 newspapers around the world including a dozen in Aotearoa. 7-30pm at the Maidment Theatre, tickets $15/ $25 waged available from the Maidment Theatre (09) 308 2383. Further information from the Peace Foundation (09) 373 2379.

~ MON, 19 November - screening of 'Long Night's Journey Into Day' - South Africa's Search for Truth and Reconciliation, Greater Auckland Greens Fundraiser, 8 pm, Lido Cinema, Epsom. Tickets $15 available from Green Office tel (09) 336 1455.

~ THURS, 22 November - 'Warspeak and the Media - managing illusion', a one-day public forum on the role of the media in the representation of the 'war on terrorism', speakers include John Campbell (TVNZ), Cameron Bennett (TVNZ), Finlay McDonald (Editor, The Listener), Malcom Evans (NZ Herald cartoonist), and Joe Glen (TVNZ, Te Karere), and more ... 10am to 3pm in the Study Centre Staff Lounge, Massey University, Albany. Enrolments $25/$15 waged, does not include refreshment which will be available separately at the venue. Registration is necessary and can be secured by contacting Dr Warwick Tie, tel (09) 443 9799 x 9052,

~ February 2002 - Tamaki 2002, a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Aotearoa Traditional Maori Performing Arts Festival - information about the venue, and application forms for those interested in having a stall are now available on-line at


* Beneficiary advocate training, starts 13 November at the Wellington People's Centre - if you are interested in volunteer work as a beneficiary advocate, please contact Tina tel (04) 385 8596.

~ WEDS, 31 October - join the GE Free Hikoi on its last leg to parliament, picking up people from the following points and times on its way through the city: 11am - Basin Reserve to Courtenay Place; 12 noon - Courtenay Place; 1 pm - rally in Parliament Grounds.

~ WEDS, 31 October - join the Trade Liberalisation Network launch picket! The pro-corporate Trade Liberalisation Network is being launched in Wellington at 6pm at the Wellington Club, 88 The Terrace, the picket starts at 5-30pm. This launch on Halloween Day is symbolic on two counts - Halloween and the Trade Liberalisation Network are both pro-US institutions; and they are both scary!

~ FRI 2 November - Landmine cocktail party, fundraising event for CALM and UNICEF, from 5-30pm at the Beehive Foyer, hosted by Graham Kelly, MP for Mana and Chair of the NZ Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Select Committee. If you wish to attend you must let David Swartz know tel (04) 475 7622 because of parliamentary security.

~ SAT and SUN, 3 and 4 November - Convergence! a weekend of workshops and discussion. Programme for Saturday: 10am - welcome, opening comments, introductions; 11am Workshops I - Introduction to Free Trade, Anti Capitalist Theory; 1pm - lunch; 2pm Workshops II - Free Trade in Services (GATS), Decolonisation, Options for Activism; 3-45 pm Workshops III - Bastion Point, GE and Free Trade, Bypass / Direct Action; 5pm - close. Programme for Sunday: 10-30am Workshops IV - Street Theatre, Indymedia, Unions, Youth and Globalisation, Militarisation and Globalisation; 12 noon - lunch; 1pm Workshops V - Banner Painting (starts at 12 noon), Street Theatre (cont.), Understanding Afghanistan, Participatory Democracy; 2-30 pm Final Plenary - Report back from workshops, keynote speaker Jane Kelsey; 4pm - close. Come to Convergence! at Zeal (Victoria Street, opp the police station). Admission koha / food for shared lunch. For more info contact Wellington Coalition Against WTO & WAR, c/o PO Box 50216, Porirua, tel (04) 237 5062.

~ SAT, 3 November - Whangara-mai-Tawhiti kapa haka roopu fundraiser extravaganza! 7-00pm till late - 8-00pm kai, 9-00pm performance - BYO, karaoke, performance by Whangara-Mai-Tawhiti kapa haka roopu, $15, Upper Hutt Civic Centre (Fergusson Dr), Upper Hutt. For more info, and to get your ticket, contact Jojo tel (04) 802 3470 (wk)

~ SAT, 3 November - 'Behind the News' the fortnightly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of 'Dig'.

~ MON, 5 November - Friends of Tibet (Wellington) AGM - report of this year's activity, followed by election of Committee Members; and to highlight His Holiness the Dalai Lama's visit to New Zealand in May 2002, there will be a large-screen video presentation of His Holiness' 1996 visit, light refreshments, 7-30pm at meeting room #1, Wellington City Council Building, Wakefield Street. For more info contact FoT (Wellington), c/o PO Box 52076 Titahi Bay, tel (04) 239 9971, fax (04) 239 9976

~ WEDS, 7 November - What's happening to the DPB? a symposium hosted by the Wellington People's Centre, morning session with speakers including Sue Bradford (community activist), Anne Else (author of False Economy, and Hidden Hunger), Laila Harre (Minster of Women's Affairs) and Prue Hyman (Women's Studies lecturer at Victoria, author of 'Women & Economics: a New Zealand feminist perspective'); afternoon - closed planning and discussion session. From 10am to 3-30pm, at St John's in the City, cnr Willis and Dixon Sts, koha at the door would be appreciated to help cover our costs. Please RSVP by 1 November to Lisa Matthews,Wellington People's Centre, tel (04) 385 8596,

~ THURS, 8 November - 'Effective responses to crime: what's being done?' lunchtime forum discussion with Warren Young, Deputy Secretary of Criminal Justice, 12-10pm at St Andrews on the Terrace. Sponsored by the Wellington Restorative Justice Services Trust, koha welcome, for more info contact Ann tel (04) 479 5419.

~ FRI 9 November - Global Day of Action against the WTO - a day of fun, action and alternatives! 12noon - CTU rally in Midland Park; 12-30pm - demonstration against militarism, meet at Midland Park at 12-30pm, then march to the Ministry of Defence (Stout St) to protest against NZ involvement in Afghanistan; 1-30pm - demonstration against globalisation outside Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade; 3pm - GE Free demonstration in Cuba Mall; 4pm - Reclaim the Streets, anti-bypass actions in Upper Cuba Street. For more info contact Wellington Coalition Against WTO & WAR, c/o PO Box 50216, Porirua, tel (04) 237 5062.

~ SAT, 17 November - Treaty worker's resource sharing morning, to share ideas, plans, resources and muffins, from 9am to 1pm, at Crossways, cnr Brougham and Elisabeth Streets, for more info contact Anne tel (04) 472 6425, Sylvia (04) 934 0078, or Catriona (04) 386 4408.

~ SAT, 17 November - 'Behind the News' the fortnightly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of 'Dig'.

~ Every Wednesday - planning meeting for this year's Reclaim the Night march and the 16 days of action against violence against women, weekly on Wednesdays at 5pm, Wellington Independent Rape Crisis, 56 Victoria Street (opp public library), for more info contact Amy, tel (04) 473-5358

~ Every Wednesday - Wellington anti-WTO meeting, weekly on Wednesdays at 6pm, at the People's Resource Centre on Lukes Lane, off Manners Street.

~ Every Sunday, 'Peace Report' on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 11-45am, brought to you by the Peace Council, funded by PADET. If you or your group wish to make a free programme to be broadcast in this slot, please contact Des Brough tel/fax (04) 388 3173.


*~SAT, 10 November - Top of the South regional peace groups meeting, 10am for shared cuppa, 10-30am for meeting, shared lunch, at the Riverside Community, Upper Moutere.


~ FRI 2 November - 'Globalisation on the Counter-Attack: WTO; The Fight Against Terrorism; The Advance of Globalisation', public meeting with Jane Kelsey speaking, 7-30pm, Knox Hall, cnr Bealey Ave and Victoria St. Organised by ARENA and GATT Watchdog, for more info, contact tel (03) 366 2803

~ FRI 9 November - Global Day of Action against the WTO - join the rally/march/tour, entitled: 'Say NO to the WTO: march against corporate globalisation' - 12 noon - rally at City Mall (cnr Cashel and High Sts); tour of capitalist greed - 12-35pm we will be at the Nike Shop, in City Mall (between Colombo St and Oxford Terrace), 1pm at Telecom (Hereford Street end of the Telecom Arcade), 1-20pm at Starbucks (old Post Office building, Cathedral Square); 1-40pm back at our starting point, where the focus will be on Westpac Trust (head office, corner of Cashel and High Sts) - banners, leaflets, placards, music, speakers, food, coffee, something for everyone! For more info tel (03) 365 4068.


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