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National - What’s On

26 April 2001

************************* NATIONAL - WHAT’S ON *************************


~ SAT, 28 April - International Workers Memorial Day, see local listings, Christchurch, for details.

~ TUES, 1 May - May Day and MayDay ! see local listings, Wellington, for details.

*** NATIONAL ***

~ MON, 30 April - the first anniversary of the shooting of Steven Wallace, killed by a police officer in Waitara.

***** LOCAL *****


~ 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 5pm 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, 2 May - ‘Ladakh, in Harmony with the Spirit’, a 95 minute documentary showing what Tibet could be like if the Chinese were not in occupation; a fundraising showing for the Greens, 7pm at Rialto Cinema Newmarket, $11, for tickets tel Helen (09) 520 0179.

~ MON, 7 May - Tamaki Treaty Workers meeting, 7-30pm at Pt Chevalier Community House, Huia St. Contact Joan tel (09) 360 8001.


~ THURS, 26 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, 5pm to 7pm, at NZCTU Level 7, West Block Education House, 178 Willis St. For more info contact John Maynard tel (04) 973 6373.

~ SUN, 29 April - commemoration of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Port Nicholson. Wellington Tenths Trust and Network Waitangi Wellington have prepared an information kit on this historic event; as the date falls on a Sunday this year, the kit will be dedicated at a service at 10am, in Trinity Church, Newtown (beside the Newtown Union Health Service) and a display of the kit will be at the Newtown Library during the following week. The contents include the story of the signing - the chiefs who signed, where, why and the significance of that for today; stories of descendants both Mäori and Päkehä; a copy of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including the 'Port Nicholson' page; heritage tour information and a self-drive trip around Whanganui-a-tara harbour; and where groups can go for other resources. If you would like more information, or a copy of the kit, please contact the Network tel (04) 472 6425. Funding from the Wellington City Council Community Grants scheme has made this project possible.

~ TUES, 1 May - May Day in Wellington, something for everyone! * social breakfast, 7 am, at the Nikau Café, Civic Square (Wellington NZCTU Local Affiliates Council); * the Carnival Against Capitalism: Mayday 2001 Global Day of Action begins at 12 noon at the Freedom Shop, 272 Cuba St, or at the second meeting point at 1pm, The Quad, Victoria University - the Carnival Against Capitalism is an afternoon of mobile protest, music, carnival & a celebration of resistance (Wellington MayDay 2001); * the May Day Magnificence Rally, with speakers, live music and more, 12-30pm in Cuba Mall (Wellington NZCTU Local Affiliates Council); * Food not Bombs! 1-30pm, Manners Mall (Wellington Food not Bombs); * Stop the Hong Kong 'Free' Trade Agreement! meet 4pm at Midland Park, Lambton Quay, or 4-45pm outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 40 The Terrace (Aotearoa Educators).

~ FRI, 4 May to SUN, 6 May - Alternatives to Violence basic training workshop, if you are interested in learning about the AVP programme, please contact AVP Wellington, Myra tel (04) 384 8896 or Ralph (04) 383 6986.

~ SAT, 5 May - A celebration of the life and work of Elsie Locke. There will be a gathering to celebrate the life and work of Elsie - writer, historian, champion of peace, the environment, and women's rights. Speakers include Keith Locke, Maureen Birchfield, Brian and Anita Easton, and Alistair Campbell; there will be an opportunity for those present who knew Elsie to also share their memories of her; and light refreshments. On Saturday 5 May, from 2pm to 4-30pm, in the Mezzanine Floor meeting room, Wellington Central Library, Victoria Street. Organised by Wellington friends of Elsie, for more information about the gathering contact Jacquie Matthews tel (04) 472 3165.

~ SUN, 6 May - 'Direct democracy and the participatory budget system', a discussion about the experience of these in Porto Alegre (Brazil) and possibilities for Aotearoa, 2pm at the Latino Bar, cnr Vivian and Tory Streets. For more information contact Jim Delahunty, tel (04) 938 6943.

~ MON, 7 May - 'Militarism: the antithesis of sustainability', speaker Edwina Hughes (PMA), part of the WEA/WCC lunchtime forum 'sustainability' series, 12-10pm to 1pm, 2nd floor, Betty Campbell Centre, Harbour City Tower (entrance on Panama Street), admission by koha.

~ SAT, 12 May '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'.

~ WEDS, 23 May - Peace Lunch Forum turns into Peace Evening Forum! Meeting to discuss follow on work from the UN Asia-Pacific Regional Disarmament Conference, and to plan the programme for meetings for the rest of the year. From 5-30pm to 7pm, PMA offices, Trades Hall, 126 Vivian 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.

* Free training for Wellington women during May and August 2001 - training for women, topics include: communication skills; the Treaty of Waitangi; homophobia; working in collectives; rape, women and the legal system; rape and sexual abuse and more. Wellington Independent Rape Crisis will be running two training sessions this year; they are free, comprehensive and heaps of fun. Guaranteed to be challenging, each session is for five evenings and two weekends. The first training session begins on 12 and 13 May, and the second on 11 and 12 August. For more info or to book in, contact WIRC tel (04) 473-5358 or


~ WEDS, 2 May - ‘Race for Tibet’, Nathan Fa’avae, one of NZ’s top endurance athletes, will show a video and talk about his experiences racing in Tibet last year, 7-30pm at Fairfield House, $5 entry. Organised by Friends of Tibet (Nelson).


~ SAT, 28 April - ‘Fight for the living: honour the dead’, International Workers Memorial Day celebration. Starts at 11-30 am at the Workers Memorial Stone (in the reserve behind Science Alive, old Christchurch Railway Station) with Jim Consedine, Ruth Dyson MP, Diane O’Keefe from Finsec and Wayne Butson - General Secretary RMTU; 1200 noon, one minute silence to remember all workers killed on all jobs, then release of black balloons representing those workers, a representative from Faithful and Burt families will lay a wreath and a memorial tree will be planted. 12-30pm, refreshments at the Grosvenor Lounge Bar. Organised by RMTU and Finsec.


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 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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