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PMA: What's On Soon

What's On Soon

13 October 2000

******************* WHAT'S ON SOON *******************

*** 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,

~ 15 to 22 October - Saying NO to Violence Week: YWCA Week Without Violence, including:

* SUNDAY, 15 October - Day of Remembrance, a chance to remember all those lost to or affected by violence. Join the YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand in Civic Square WELLINGTON, from 11-30am to 12-30pm; music from Emma Paki and guest speakers including Steve Maharey, Minister of Social Services, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, CE of the National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges, Roger McClay, Commissioner for Children and Mary O’Regan, YWCA National President. There will be a special tree of remembrance placed in Civic Square. People will be encouraged to write messages to loved ones or expressions of grief or hope for the future and tie them to the branches of the tree. This tree will then be placed in the Wellington City Council building for the remainder of the campaign week.

* MONDAY, 16 October - Safe Workplaces Day - Seminars run by Relationship Services on how to keep workplace relationships free from violence and abuse in AUCKLAND, WELLINGTON and CHRISTCHURCH Also, Family Service Centre Safe Workplaces training in MOTUEKA.

* TUESDAY, 17 October - 17 October - ‘Saying NO to militarism and war’ the international day of the Week, co-ordinated by PMA and WILPF. Get involved in saying NO to militarism and war, at Also, from 12 noon to 2pm, Aotea Square, AUCKLAND, along with the women celebrating the final day of the World March of Women, women around the world uniting to demand freedom from violence and poverty, with Darien Fenton, Michelle A’Court, Donna Hoha and Henrietta Ford.

* WEDNESDAY, 18 October - Say no to violence in the home and family.

* THURSDAY, 19 October - Breaking the silence about sexual violence. In WHANGEREI ‘Reclaiming the Night’, YWCA Young Women's Collective and Rape Crisis will be leading a walk from the YWCA down to the Town Basin. Meet at 7-30pm, leave at 8-00pm.

* FRIDAY, 20 October - Safe Schools: an end to bullying. WHANGAREI Police have schools involved with designing ‘NO Violence’ pictures which will go on display at the YWCA and other organisations.

* SATURDAY, 21 October - Fair Play in sport and recreation. Olympics safe sports in MOTUEKA Neighbourhood Centre. * SUNDAY, 22 October - Facing Violence Amongst Men.

~ 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. ***** LOCAL *****


~ SUN, 15 October - Celebration of the anniversary of the dedication of te whare Torere in 1936 by the users of the marae in response to the Howick päkehä community who have fought to have the marae removed; to have the sign at the entrance removed and that the Howick Community Board will control the gardens which include the marae, from 9am at the Owairoa Marae, Uxbridge Road, Howick.

~ TUES, 17 October - 17 October - ‘Saying NO to militarism and war’ the international day of the Week, WILPF Tamaki Makaura, from 12 noon to 2pm, Aotea Square, along with the women celebrating the final day of the World March of Women, women around the world uniting to demand freedom from violence and poverty, with Darien Fenton, Michelle A’Court, Donna Hoha and Henrietta Ford.

~ 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,


~ ongoing until TUES, 24 October - Photo exhibition of Palestinian refugees from 1948 to now, including the most recent uprising and killings of innocent children on the West Bank and Gaza strip, at the Wellington Public Library.

~ 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.

~ WEDS, 18 October - Celebrating a quarter of a century of teaching Women's Studies at Victoria University - the Victorious Women's Collective will be handing out slices of celebratory cake, pink frosted delights which will be accompanied with pink serviettes with messages explaining why you are being handed a free piece of cake and a prospectus of women's studies courses. If the weather is fine the cake handing out ceremony will take place outside the Women's Studies (20 Kelburn Parade), if not then look out for cake in the Quad. And as it is also 10 years of teaching Queer studies at Victoria University look out for the UniQ item. There will also be a Thursdays in Black stall.

~ THURS, 19 October - Wellington Palestine Group meeting, discussion of current crisis and video, 6pm, at the Senior Citizen meeting Room, Mezzanine Floor, wellington Public Library. Contact tel (04) 389 3440.

~ 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,


If you would like your events or meetings advertised, just send them to and write ‘for what’s on’ in the subject heading.

Peace Movement Aotearoa the national networking peace group PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa / New Zealand. tel +64 4 382 8129, fax 382 8173, website < http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/> Internet Peace Gateway

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