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Peace Movement - What’s On

7 August 2001

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National - What’s On

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*** NATIONAL ***

~ 6 and 9 August - Hiroshima Day and Nagasaki Day events - see local listings under Napier and Wellington (10 August).

~ 10 August - is the closing date for entries for the 2001 ‘Like Minds’ Media Awards and the Media Peace Awards, if you wish to send in a nomination you better do it now! This year’s categories are: print, radio, television/film, Internet (website), and public relations - to find out how to submit your entry to the ‘Like Minds’ Media Awards 2001, contact ‘Like Minds’ Project, likeminds@huia.co.nz or check out http://www.likeminds.govt.nz; to find out how to submit your entry to the Media Peace Awards, contact the Peace Foundation, tel (09) 373 2379, fax (09) 379 2668, peace@fps.pl.net or http://www.peace.net.nz

- ongoing until 11 August - national speaking tour by Manohari Doss, Director of the Women’s Development Resource Centre, Madurai, India; guest of Christian World Service. Still to come: NELSON, Wednesday, 8 August, contact Ren Kempthorne tel (03) 546 7447; CHRISTCHURCH, Saturday 11 August, contact Mary Cavanagh or Jill Hawkey, tel (03) 366 9274.

~ 23 to 27 August - national speaking tour by Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, successor to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and outspoken critic of what he calls ‘economic apartheid’ - debt repayment to institutions like the World Bank - speaks about the tragedy of debt repayment on the African continent, and the fact that South Africa continues to pay the debts incurred by the apartheid regime. WELLINGTON, Thursday 23 August, 7-30pm at the Wesley Centre, Taranaki Street, contact Peter tel (04) 496 1742; AUCKLAND, Sunday 26 August, 5-00pm at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, St Stephens Ave, Parnell (Drinks and Nibbles at 5-00pm, talk starts at 6-00pm), $5 entry, contact Jean tel (09) 630 0455; CHRISTCHURCH, Monday 27 August, 6-00pm at the Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, contact Leigh tel (03) 339 6341. Organised by the Jubilee 2000 Coalition.

~ 24 to 26 August - ‘Making Waves: Community and the Environment’, ECO Annual Conference 2001 in Wanganui - the conference will examine how the community can and is engaging with and about the environment through direct conservation efforts on land and on the coast; partnerships for conservation and the environment; the RMA, and the local body elections. For further information, contact Ross Gardiner, Conference Organiser, tel (04) 385 7545, eco@reddfish.co.nz

~ 27 August - Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp: 20th anniversary - celebration and ‘Women say NO to Star Wars’ protests in Aotearoa (and elsewhere!), 5-30pm at the US consulate in Auckland, the US embassy in Wellington and the US airforce base at Harewood in Christchurch, for background info check out http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/gnham20.htm

~ 4 to 6 October - ‘Walking the talk’ Treaty Conference 2001, coming together to strategise and plan social change action, a conference with a difference with pre-conference discussions! For more info check out http://www.manukau.ac.nz/treaty2001 Treaty Conference 2001 will be hosted by Auckland WEA and Te Tari Matauranga Mäori, Manukau Institute of Technology, at the Manukau Institute of Technology, Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland. Register soon as venue capacity restrictions means there are limited places available.

~ 16 to 29 October - ‘Big brother is listening - The Inside Story: How The US, UK, Canada, Australia And NZ Spy On The World’, national speaking tour by Mike Frost (former Canadian spy). For more information about his visit to your area, please contact the following: * Christchurch - 16 October, contact Murray Horton, tel/fax (03) 366 3988, cafca@chch.planet.org.nz; * Blenheim - 17 October, contact Evin Wood, tel/fax (03) 5782259, ewood@mlb.planet.gen.nz; * Nelson - 18 October, contact Will Foote, tel (03) 5474779; * Golden Bay - 19 October, contact Helen Kingston, tel (03) 525 9576 helenk@voyager.co.nz; * Wellington - 23 October, contact Mark Roach, tel/fax (04) 934 5612; 025 998 952 roach-culy@xtra.co.nz; * Palmerston North - 24 October, contact Dion Martin, tel (06) 356 9658w, fax (06) 359 1333w; * Hamilton - 25 October, contact Jim Holdom, tel (07) 855 5699; fax (07) 855 5902 jholdom@ihug.co.nz; * Whangarei - 26 October, contact Don Ross, tel (09) 438 2388 struggle@igrin.co.nz; * Auckland - 29 October, contact Gerry Hill, tel (09) 376 5989; fax (09) 376 5527 great.ponsonby@xtra.co.nz It is an expensive business, bringing a speaker from eastern Canada, and touring him through NZ for a fortnight. Donations are welcome. Make cheques to: ABC, Box 2258, Christchurch. Earmark them for the Mike Frost Tour.

***** LOCAL *****

*** AUCKLAND

~ WED 8 August - Gala performance of Taki Rua Productions ‘Woman far Walking’ by Witi Ihimaera, fundraiser for Women's Refuge, 8pm at the Herald Theatre, $50 a ticket, book at Ticketek tel (09) 307 5000.

~ THURS, 9 August - Don’t pay your next water bill! Rally against user pays for water, 12-30pm in Catherine Place, Henderson Square, Great North Road, Henderson. For more info contact Citizens Against privatisation, tel (09) 836 6389.

~ until SAT, August 25 - there is sophisticated audio-visual display marking the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Waterfront Lockout and supporting strikes, open Mondays to Fridays 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays 11am to 4pm, at the School of Creative & Performing Arts (at the former TVNZ studios, 74 Shortland St), free entry.

*** NAPIER

~ until SUN, 12 August - display commemorating Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days, in the Napier Public Library, organised by Hawkes Bay Peace Group.

*** WELLINGTON

~ WEDS, 8 August - 'Where does International Social Policy sit with International Free Trade?' with speaker Mr Steve Marshall, Director Business Services, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, from 5-30pm to 6-30pm, at Lecture Theatre 4 (1st floor), VUW Law Faculty, Old Government Buildings. For more info contact Anke Atkins, Secretary Wellington Branch NZIIA, tel (04) 972 1962 or anke.atkins@paradise.net.nz

~ WEDS, 8 August - access to justice meeting, with Matt Robson Minister of Courts and Corrections, and Nandor Tanczos, Green Justice spokesperson. The meeting is for all people especially for those who want to have their say about the proposed rise in court fees and other issues around access to justice for people on low incomes, from 6pm to 8pm, at the People's Centre, 2 Lukes Lane, off Courtney Place.

~ FRI, 10 August - Lantern Floating Ceremony, with guest speaker Marian Hobbs and music by Japanese Women's Choir, followed by lantern floating in the Civic Square pool between library and City Art Gallery. Join us in floating peace lanterns to remember those who died in the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima (6 August) and Nagasaki (9 August) and in hope for a nuclear free world. Begins at 6-30pm in the Mezzanine Floor Meeting Room, Wellington Central Public Library, Victoria Street. Lanterns will be available, or bring your own; organised by WILPF (Wellington Branch), for more info tel (04) 562 7172.

~ FRI, 10 to SUN 12 August - Alternatives to Violence Project basic training workshop, for those who have not experienced AVP training before. For more info contact Myra (04) 384 8896 or Ralph (04) 383 6986.

~ SAT, 11 August - 'Behind the News' the fortnightly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of 'Dig'.

~ MON, 13 August - GE Free NZ public meeting, at 7pm, in Thistle Hall (cnr Arthur and Upper Cuba Streets).

~ WEDS, 15 August - Ngai Tauira presents the following seminars, (part of Politics Week at Victoria University): session 1: 12noon to 2pm - Mäori Politics, with key speaker Moana Jackson; session 2: 2pm to 4pm - 1981 Springbok Tour Protests, with key speakers Alick Shaw and Trevor Richards (2pm to 3pm), and key speaker Haami Piripi (3pm to 4pm); session 3: 4pm to 6pm Screening of the movie ‘Patu’ directed by Mereata Mita which covers the 1981 Springbok Tour Protests. All sessions including the movie screening will be held at Te Herenga Waka Marae, Victoria University, 48 Kelburn Parade. Everyone is welcome to attend, these sessions are open to all staff, students and the public.

~ THURS, 16 August - Te Rito Case Note Evening, theme: ‘Women’s Issues’ , the Human Rights Commission invites you to an evening of networking and information exchange with those working in the area of human rights and employment law, and sexual harassment prevention. From 5pm (start) at the Human Rights Commission, 8th Floor, Vogel Building, 8 Aitken Street, Thorndon. Please RSVP by 5pm Tuesday 14th August 2001 to Narlene Ioane, tel (04) 473 9981 or Narlenei@hrc.co.nz

~ SAT, 18 August - Celebrate volunteers in Wellington! help plant a garden, at 10am, cnr Dixon and Victoria Streets - look for the balloons. Bring your own spade, refreshments will be served. RSVP to Volunteer Wellington, tel (04) 499 4570.

~ SAT, 25 August - 'Behind the News' the fortnightly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of 'Dig'.

~ 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.

*** TOP OF THE SOUTH

~ SAT, 11 August - Top of the South regional peace groups meeting, 10am for a cuppa, 10-30am for the meeting, at the Riverside Community, Upper Moutere Valley.

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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.

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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, pma@xtra.co.nz
website http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/
Internet Peace Gateway http://www.peace.org.nz

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