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New Activist Centre Opens in Christchurch

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For immediate use

September 26, 2001

New Activist Centre Opens in Christchurch

An open day has been organised from 2 to 4 pm on Friday September 28 to mark the official opening of InterActive, Christchurch’s new activist centre located on the fourth floor at 222 High Street (above Jean Jones on the corner of High Street and Cashel Mall).

InterActive has been set up to promote and encourage social justice and environmental activism and provide a space for activists to meet, organise and share resources.

The centre will also act as a local Independent Media Centre, or IMC, forming part of the international Indymedia network that rose to prominence during the Battle of Seattle in 1999.

InterActive is the brainchild of several Christchurch activist groups, most of whom have also set up offices at the centre. Groups involved in the project include the Anarchist Round Table (ART), the Aoraki Young Greens, and the Christchurch Animal Rights Group.

Normal opening hours are from 11 am to 3 pm weekdays and from 12 noon to 2 pm on Saturdays.

For more details, ring 025-201-4280.


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