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National - What’s On

12 February 2001

*** NATIONAL ***

~ up to 20 February - part of the Parihaka exhibition is now on display at Arohanui Ki Te Tangata, the wharenui at Waiwhetü marae, Riverside Drive, Lower Hutt - open to the public every day from 10am to 5pm.

~ 12 to 17 February - visit of two French naval ships to Wellington to remind us all of the French military occupation of Kanaky and Tahiti Polynesia - see local listings, Wellington 13 Feb, for protest details.

~ 13 February - Celebrating VSA in Action, since 1962 VSA volunteers have collectively spent more that 4,000 years working in countries in the Pacific, Asia and Africa, join VSA in celebrating this, and 2001 UN International Year of the Volunteer, from 5-30pm to 7-30pm, at the Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington. You must RSVP by Weds 7 Feb if you wish to attend, to

~ 16 to 19 February - Summer School for Activism for Social Change - come and participate in a variety of skill and issue-based workshops. Explore your creative side using art, drama and music; investigate different ways of effecting political and social change locally, nationally and internationally, at the Kotare Education Centre, Wellsford, for more info / to register, contact Kotare Trust, Ground Floor, 26 Anzac Ave, Auckland, tel (09) 379 8345,

***** LOCAL *****


~ THURS, 22 Feb - "Who Pays for "Free Trade"? Timaru in the Global Free Market Economy", with Dr Jane Kelsey, author of The NZ Experiment and Professor of Law, University of Auckland. 7-30pm, Trade Union Centre, 56 Banks Street, Timaru. Organised by Arena (Action, Research & Education Network of Aotearoa), GATT Watchdog and Service and Food Workers Union (Southern). For more info tel (03) 688 6946 or (03) 3812951, or


~ WEDS, 21 February - "After Seattle: What Now? Aotearoa New Zealand and the Global Free Market Economy”, with Dr Jane Kelsey, author of The NZ Experiment and Professor of Law, University of Auckland. 7-30pm, Knox Hall (Cnr Victoria St and Bealey Ave). Organised by Arena and GATT Watchdog. For more info, tel (03) 381 2951 or 366 2803, or


~ FRI, 23 February - “Who Pays for 'Free Trade'? Nelson in the Global Free Market Economy", with Dr Jane Kelsey, author of The NZ Experiment and Professor of Law, University of Auckland, Maxine Gay, former President, Trade Union Federation, recently returned from anti-World Economic Forum activities in Davos, Switzerland, and a report from the Nelson Waterside Workers Union on the struggle against local job loss and casualisation. 7-30pm, St Johns Methodist Church Hall, Hardy Street. Organised by Arena and NAG. For more info, contact tel (03) 3812951 or


~ 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.

~ February - no Wellington Peace Lunch Forum, they will begin again on the first Thursday of each month from 1 March.

~ TUES, 13 February - French warships not welcome ! protest at the Civic Reception to welcome the two French warships to Wellington, meet 12 noon in Civic Square (look for the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific banner).

~ WEDS, 14 February - the first Wellington Human Rights Speakers Forum for 2001 focusses on Disability Strategy, speakers Robin Hunt and Wendi Wicks, from 12-30pm to 2pm at Mercy Centre, Hill St.

~ WEDS, 14 February - ‘Genetically modified food and international foreign food aid assistance: appropriate responses from the aid & development sector’ Ms Anuradha Mittal, Co-Director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy Institute (US) will be discussing issues of emergency food aid, GM, development assistance, agriculture and globalisation; 4 -5 pm, Wednesday, CID Meeting Room, 5th floor, PSA House, 11 Aurora Tce. For more information, contact Gitanjali Bedi, or Tamsin Vuetilovoni, Please RSVP to Gitanjali.

~ SAT, 17 February - ‘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’.

~ MON, 19 February - video showing ‘Shattered Dreams’, a short documentary about the 1951 waterfront lockout, on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of New Zealand's longest and most bitter industrial dispute, followed by a discussion on the '51 lockout and the present day Carter Holt Harvey dispute. 7-00pm, Peace and Environment Centre, 2nd floor, Trades Hall, 126 Vivian St. Organised by the Libertarian Communists, for more info contact tel (04) 385 6728, or


~ TUES, 13 February - Paid Parental Leave Meeting, 7-30pm, Service and Food Workers Union, 39 George St. Kingsland.

~ WEDS, 14 February - Anglican Pacifist Fellowship meeting, 7-45pm, for venue contact Hugh Tollemache tel (09) 818 6959.

~ MON, 19 February - Human Rights Network meeting, 5-30pm, Race Relations Office, Norwich House, 177 Queen St.

~ TUES, 20 February - CEDAW meeting, 6pm, Service and Food Workers Union, 39 George St.

~ THURS, 22 February - meeting to formally establish Action for Children in Aotearoa, 6pm to 8pm at Youth Law Tino Rangatiratanga Taitamariki,125 Albert St, for more info contact Alison Blaiklock, tel (09) 828 2209.

~ FRI, 23 February - 'Big brother is bugging you', public meeting to oppose Swain Bill with Keith Locke, Green MP; Tim McBride, Chair of the Auckland Council for Civil Liberties; we also hope to have a speaker from the internet industry. Learn more about the Bill and the British (R.I.P.) and American (Carnivore) systems on which this proposal is based. Discuss what we can do to prevent such a system in New Zealand. 7.30pm, at the Methodist Central Mission Hall, 370 Queen Street, Auckland (opp. Town Hall). For more information contact Graeme Easte, tel/fax (09) 376-5901 or

~ MON, 5 March - Tamaki Treaty Workers meeting, 7-30pm, Pt Chevalier Community House, Huia St. Contact Maxine Revell


~ WEDS, 14 February - an evening with Jane Kelsey, Author, Critic of the Global Free-Market Economy, Professor of Law, Auckland University. What ARE the alternatives to the market model NZ has taken on? What can decolonisation mean for Mäori, Päkehä, or NZ Society? 7-30pm at St Andrew's Church Hall, Hunt Street, Whangarei. A Koha / donation towards expenses would be appreciated. Part of ARENA's 'Nothing is Inevitable' Tour; with NURM - Northland Urban Rural Mission, for more info tel Tim at 09 437 6474, or ARENA tel (03) 381 2951, or


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Peace Movement Aotearoa the national networking peace group PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa / New Zealand. tel +64 4 382 8129, fax 382 8173, website Internet Peace Gateway

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