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PMA National - What’s On

NOTE: ‘Paying the Price: killing the children of Iraq’, the John Pilger (with Denis Halliday) documentary on the effects of the sanctions on Iraq will be shown on Saturn BBC World and TV1 at the following times. SUN, 8 Oct - 3-10am on TV1 and Saturn BBC World; SUN, 8 Oct - 10-10am on Saturn BBC World; SUN, 8 Oct - 10-10pm on Saturn BBC World; MON, 9 Oct - 6-10am on TV1 and Saturn BBC World (this is a twenty minute direct feed from the BBC, and as it is a fifty minute documentary, some bits will be missing).

Wellington people - can see ‘Paying the Price’ on a big screen video showing on 6 November (see Wellington listings).

*** NATIONAL ***

~ Ongoing, everywhere ! - GE public meetings. 1) For details of meetings at different venues around the country organised by the Interchurch Commission on Genetic Engineering, check out 2) For details of the GM Royal Commission meetings, these provide the only opportunity for general public to address the Commission in person, check out their website at ~ ongoing to January 2001 - The Parihaka Exhibition, Wellington City Gallery - the collaborative project initiated by the City Gallery, Wellington, and the people of Parihaka Pä, Taranaki. Essential viewing for every peace person. There is a programme of free public events associated with the exhibition, you can get a copy from PMA (post or fax) or the City Gallery, PO Box 2199, Wellington,

~ 8 - 11 October - CELEBRATE ! 25 years of Te Röpü Whakamana o Te Tiriti O Waitangi, the Waitangi Tribunal, see Wellington listings for details.

~ 14 to 25 October - John Ondawame, International representative of the OPM - Free West Papua Movement, national speaking tour. For nearly 40 years West Papuan people have campaigned for their freedom - hear about their struggle from a veteran leader. SAT, 14 Oct - guest speaker at the Alliance conference (WELLINGTON); MON, 16 Oct - on National Radio with Kim Hill at 10-45am; TUES, 17 Oct - at 5-30 pm, Open Learning Centre/Te Whare Akonga, Level 2, MLC Building, 181-185 The Square, PALMERSTON NORTH, bring food to share, contact tel Gaye 021 440 621; WEDS, 18 Oct - 7pm, St Andrews on the Terrace public meeting, WELLINGTON, contact Mark Derby, 04-939-1215 or mobile 025-279-0491; THURS, 19 Oct - at 8pm, public meeting Trade Union Centre (1st Floor) 199 Armagh St, CHRISTCHURCH, contact Joe Davies, Corso tel 03-366-2803; 21-22 Oct - in DUNEDIN contact Suzanne Menzies Culling tel 03-487-7088, Corso day 03-477-3395; TUES 24 Oct - 9-30 am, meeting with NGOs in Law School, Auckland; 1 pm, University Campus meeting, in Room GO 6, 11 Symonds St, Philosophy Department, Auckland, 7-30pm, public meeting Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland; WEDS, 25 Oct - public meeting at 7pm, Pat Irving Lounge, St Johns Church 149 Kamo Rd, Kensington, Whangarei, contact Tim Howard tel 09-434-6633.

~ 16- 21 October, Sexual Harassment Prevention Week - the Human Rights Commission aims to raise public awareness about what sexual harassment is and what can be done about it; a National Sexual Harassment Prevention Network of NZQA-qualified trainers has been set up to provide two hour workshops to workplaces, businesses, church and community groups, school committees and other interested organisations. For more information on training in the Wellington area, tel (04) 934 5559, For national contacts, tel 0800 SHP NET or 0800 747 638; for information on sexual harassment, call the Human Rights Commission Infoline on 0800 4 YOUR RIGHTS or 0800 496 877. ~ TUES, 17 October - ‘Saying NO to militarism and war’ the international day of the 'Saying NO to Violence' Week (YWCA Week Without Violence), 15 to 22 October, co-ordinated by PMA and WILPF. Get involved in saying NO to militarism and war - for more info check out

~ 17 to 19 October - ‘Poverty, Prosperity, Progress’,Biennial Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network (DEVNET) Conference at Victoria University, Wellington. You can register at for more info

~ TUES, 31 October - closing date for nominations to The Roger Award For the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa / NZ in 2000, the criteria for judging is: the transnational that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following fields - unemployment, monopoly, profiteering, abuse of workers / conditions, political interference, environmental damage, cultural imperialism, impact on tangata whenua, running an ideological crusade, impact on women, health and safety of workers and the public. For more info, contact The Roger Award, Box 1905, Christchurch, fax (03) 366 3988, or go to This year’s Roger Award is organised by CAFCA and GATT Watchdog, and will be presented in Wellington in February 2001.

~ 23 and 24 November - ‘Turning the Tide - a new approach to conflict resolution’, speakers include John Pilger, Judena Goldring, Professor Brice Dickson, Cameron Bennett, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait and Maire Leadbeater, ‘Turning the Tide’ aims to develop new, practical approaches to resolving conflict. A collaboration between the British Council and Auckland University of Technology (AUT). For more information, tel (09) 307 9788, or

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*** AUCKLAND

~ THURS to SUN, 5 to 8 October - National Council of Women Annual Conference at King’s College, Otahuhu includes ...

~ SAT, 7 October - ‘Women Achieving Economic Independence’, a seminar for NCW delegates and the public, with keynote speaker Suzanne Snively, Partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers; plus workshops on Financial planning, Sexual harassment in the workplace, Financial reality in relationship breakdown, The Employment Relations Act, Combining work & family, Gender pay gap, Domestic violence & employment, What price a knowledge economy; 8-45am to 1pm at King’s College, Otahuhu, to register send $25 to NCWNZ Seminar, PO Box 9644, Auckland, cheque should be made payable to NCW.

~ TUES, 10 October - ‘Break It Down Road Show’ to celebrate the contribution people with mental illness make in our communities, concert with special guests: Jordan Luck of the dance exponents; Mike Chunn and Citizen Band, Ma Velle, Arana Pearson, Bunny Walters, Luke Hurley, 8 pm at the Auckland Town Hall. Tickets from Ticketek (09) 307-5000, $15 waged, $7 unwaged. This is part of the project to counter stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and is sponsored by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

~ THURS, 12 October - ‘Patu!’, inside look at the opposition to the Springbok tour, video screening, 6pm at ALR5, School of Architecture, Symonds St. Organised by Staunch Alliance (the Alliance group on campus), for more info tel (09) 623-2676,

~ WEDS, 18 October - National Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy Workshops on Industry & Commerce; Community & Household. More info from

~ THURS, 19th October - Wag the Dog, examination of media manipulation in modern US presidential style politics, video screening, 6pm at ALR5, School of Architecture, Symonds St. Organised by Staunch Alliance (the Alliance group on campus), for more info tel (09) 623-2676,

~ FRI, 27 October - Beijing +5 Women 2000, Auckland debriefing for NGOs, 11am at Parnell Room, Parnell Community Centre, Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Road.

*** PORIRUA

~ WEDS, 11 October - Open regional forum on relationships between the voluntary and community sector and government, 12-30pm to 5pm, at Salvation Army centre, cnr Warspite and Fantame Streets, Cannons Creek, Porirua. Please bring lunch to share; hosted by Porirua Council of Social Services. For more info contact Jenny Lester, tel (04) 237 2112, or

*** LOWER HUTT

~ SAT, 7 October - An Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi: a workshop to explore the background to the signing, what was promised and what has happened since ... 9-30am to 1-30pm at the Lower Hutt Women's Centre, 186 Knights Rd, Lower Hutt. Bring lunch to share and a gold coin. To enrol tel Anne (04) 472 6425 .

*** WELLINGTON

~ SUN, 8 to WEDS, 11 October - Celebrating 25 years of Te Röpü Whakamana o Te Tiriti O Waitangi, the Waitangi Tribunal, SUN 8 Oct - 11am, on TV1, Marae programme interview Judge Williams and Keita Walker; MON 9 Oct - 9-30am, Open Day at TPK; 12-30pm, keynote speaker Justice Durie, 1-00pm, launch of the Waitangi Tribunal website ; TUES, 10 Oct - 9am - open days continues, 12-30pm - keynote speaker, Margaret Wilson, WEDS, 11 Oct - 9am to 4pm, open days continues, 12-30pm, keynote speaker Chief Judge, Joe Williams. All open days are at TPK, corner Stout Street and Lambton Quay; for more info, tel Waitangi Tribunal switchboard (04) 914 3000.

~ TUES, 17 October - speakers from the Downtown Community Ministry on their recently released reports showing that thousands of households are missing out on their special benefits, 9-30am to 11am, in the meeting room, 7th floor, 75 Ghuznee street.

~ THURS, 19 October - ‘Tibet’s Stolen Child’ showing of the video about the Panchen Lama as part of the Friends of Tibet (Wellington) AGM, 7pm at Meeting Room 1, Wellington City Council Building, Wakefield St, for more info contact Rick Sahar,

~ SAT, 28 October - ‘Behind the News’ the monthly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of ‘Dig’

~ THURS, 2 November - 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.

~ 6 November - ‘Paying the Price: killing the children of Iraq’, the John Pilger (with Denis Halliday) documentary on the effects of the sanctions on Iraq will be shown on the big screen video at 5-30pm in the Izard Weston Theatre (LT4), first floor, Law School (old parliament buildings), Lambton Quay. Organised by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Iraq Sanctions Medical Alert Group.

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