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Peace Movement Aotearoa - What's On

12 April 2001


*** NATIONAL ***

~ 12 to 24 April - ‘Getting It Right Together’ community report back forums to be held around the country. NZ Council of Social Services, NZ Council of Christian Social Services and the NZ Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations are arranging a series of forums in conjunction with the Chairperson of the Government Community and Voluntary Sector Working Party and ANGOA's Community Sector Roundtable. The reports of the Working Party and of the Joint Umbrella Group's Social Services Relationship Project will be available for discussion of the outcomes and recommendations. Meetings schedule and contact details:
12 April - PORIRUA 9am to 12 noon, Whitireia Community Polytech, Rooms D4 and D5, contact Raewyn Te Tau, tel 025 247 3576, ;
17 April - PALMERSTON NORTH 2pm to 5 pm, Methodist Church, Broadway; contact Ian Ritchie, tel (06) 354 3804, ;
18 April - CHRISTCHURCH 9-30am to 12-30pm, Campbell Centre, 44 Bealey Avenue, contact Sharon Torstenson, tel (03) 366 2050 or Catherine 03 366 5472, ;
19 April - DUNEDIN 1-30 to 4-30 pm, Community House, 283 Moray Place, contact Pam Warren, tel (03) 477 4181, ;
23 April - TAUPO 1pm to 4 pm, Taupo Events Centre Conference Room, contact Sue Christensen, tel (07) 377 3603;
24 April - WEST AUCKLAND 1pm - 4pm, Kelston Community Centre, cnr Awaroa and Gt North Roads, Kelston, Waitakere City, contact Wadcoss office, tel (09) 838 7903,

~ SUN, 15 April and MON, 16 April - Radio New Zealand Insight programme on the recent UN Asia-Pacific Regional Disarmament Conference held in Wellington; interviews with World Court Judge Weeramantry, Canadian Senator Douglas Roche, Rebecca Johnson of the UK based Acronym Institute, Losena Salabula from the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (Secretariat of the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific movement), UN Under Secretary General and Head of the UN's Disarmament Section Jayantha Dhanapala, US Ambassador Norman Wolf and Alyn Ware. It will be aired on 15 April at 8am (and replayed on 16 April after the 8pm news).

***** LOCAL *****


~ SAT, 21 April - shared lunch and video about Bougainville, part of the WILPF Tamaki Makaurau Branch AGM, 11am at 21 Horton Ave, Avondale. For more info contact Rae Martell, tel (09) 828 6165.

~ SUN, 22 April - ‘1981 The Tour - 20 Years On’, public meeting to discuss this year’s 20th anniversary of the protests organised across New Zealand against the Springbok Tour; and to make some decisions on activities to recall and celebrate the heroic deeds of 1981 while at the same time stimulate a critical look at our own country 20 years on. 3pm to 5pm at the Franciscan Friary, 50 Hillsborough Road. Contact John Minto tel (09) 846 3173 or Dick Cuthbert (09) 376 5942.

~ MON, 23 April - Vernon Jantzi (Director, Conflict Transformation Program, Professor of Sociology at Eastern Mennonite University) speaks at the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship Meeting, 7pm at 4 Roland Hill, Glen Eden. For more info contact Hugh Tollemache, tel (09) 818 6959.

~ MON, 23 April - Ranggoaini Jahja, a visiting activist from Indonesia speaks. Ranggoaini is a young woman leader from PRD (Peoples Democratic Party) whose background includes working with Nike workers and evaluating programmes for street children, 7-30 pm at the Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn. Organised by the Indonesia Human Rights Committee.

~ WEDS, 25 April - Anzac Day meeting with speakers Rev Jean Brookes and Hon Matt Robson Minister of Disarmament, 9am at the Methodist Central Mission, Queen Street. For more info contact Peace Foundation, tel (09) 373 2379.

~ WEDS, 25 April - Anzac Day ‘Peace in the Park’, includes Tamaki Treaty Workers information stall, 1pm to 5pm at Craigavon Park, Blockhouse Bay. Contact Cathie Peters (09) 820 4497.

~ FRI, 27 April - Zonta International District 16 invite the women of Auckland to join with them to honour the Hon Dame Silvia Cartwright and to celebrate her installation as Governor General, Dame Silvia will speak at a luncheon, from 12 noon at Ellerslie Racecourse Convention Centre, $30. Contact Jo Pinker, PO Box 51-360, Pakuranga or tel (09) 535 4030.

~ FRI, 27 April - End the War Against Iraq - join the National Days of Outrage! Rally and protest from 5 pm to 8pm outside the US Consulate, 23 Custom Street East, Citibank Centre. For more info contact Joyce Browne, tel (09) 335 1455, fax 377 6413.


~ WEDS, 18 April - ‘Tougher sentences! Prison - who should go? For how long? why?’ Celia Lashlie, former Superintendent of Christchuch Women’s prison, speaks, 6pm to 8pm, at the Mezzanine Floor Meeting Room, Wellington Central Library.

~ WEDS, 25 April - ‘Himalaya’ - screening of Eric Valli’s film to celebrate the Panchen Lama's 12th birthday. Friends of Tibet Wellington are holding a special fund raising evening to aid Tibetan political prisoners and refugees; ‘Himalaya’ is an astonishingly beautiful film set in the remote Nepalese mountain province of Dolpo. Described as a "hymn to the survival of an ancient culture and a classic tale of rivalry", the film's actors are local chiefs, lamas and villagers, screening starts at 8-30 pm, Penthouse Cinema, Brooklyn, $15/$10 for film and birthday cake, the Penthouse Cinema is fully licensed. Ticket inquiries please phone 025 237 8009 or 021 918 6449. If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation, please send your cheque made out to ‘Friends of Tibet’, c/- The Treasurer, 72 Majoribanks Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington.

~ 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.


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


Peace Movement Aotearoa
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PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa / New Zealand.
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