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Peace vigils, rallies and meetings…


Updated 16 October 2001

* WHANGAREI

~ TUES, 16 October - Coalition for Peace Whangarei meeting, 5pm at the Trade Union Centre, 7 First Avenue, all welcome. The Coalition will meet every Tuesday, same time same place, until further notice.

~ WEDS, 17 October - ‘What’s behind America’s drive for war?’, 7pm, at the One Double Five Community House, 155 Kamo Road. Organised by Socialist Workers Organisation, for more info contact Vaughan tel (09) 433 8897, vaughan@ihug.co.nz

* AUCKLAND

~ TUES, 16 October - meeting to discuss and work against the US-led military action, 7pm at the Shakti Asian Women's Centre, 138 Church St Onehunga, in the conference room. All women welcome, the Women’s Centre is women-only space. For more info tel (09) 636 8512.

~ TUES, 16 October - 'prayer - power - peace', service of prayer, Bible readings, songs, with speaker Revd Barry Tetley 'A Christian Approach to Peace', modelled on Barry's personal experiences of the non-violent revolution in the Philippines, 1986', 7-30pm at Glendowie Presbyterian Church, 197 Riddell Road. Combined Churches of St Heliers, Glendowie and Glen Innes: pray for world peace. Participating Churches: St Philip’s Anglican, St Thomas’ Anglican, St Mary’s Methodist-Anglican, St Ignatius Catholic, Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic, St Pius Catholic, St Heliers Presbyterian, Glendowie Presbyterian.

~ WEDS, 17 October - 'Promoting peace in the community', group discussion, from 10am at the Shakti Asian Women's Centre, 138 Church St, Onehunga. All women welcome, the Women’s Centre is women-only space. For more info tel (09) 636 8512.

~ WEDS, 17 October - ‘The Persistent Reality of Colonisation: Ongoing Conflict or Time For A Real Change?’ Moana Jackson (Maori Law Commission), from 12-30pm to 2pm, Staff Lounge, Study Centre, Albany Campus, Auckland. The second in the Massey University Centre for Justice and Peace Development public lecture series, for more info contact Dr Warwick Tie, tel (09) 443 9799 x9052, W.J.Tie@massey.ac.nz

~ THURS, 18 October - Why the war is wrong, peace and justice public meeting - two hour meeting chaired by Maire Leadbeater, Auckland city councillor and human rights activist: first hour - panel with representatives from the Green Party, Alliance (president Matt McCarten), Quaker Peace Worker Mary Woodward, union movement (Karen Skinner), Muslim community (Gul Zaman), Women's Centre and anti-war movement; then 30 minutes floor discussion on this topic; second hour - organising and networking against the war - a chance for everyone to participate in building a broad anti-war movement; from 7-30pm at the Methodist Central Mission (opposite Town Hall, Queen St). For more info contact Maire Leadbeater maire@clear.net.nz or Grant Morgan gcm@actrix.gen.nz

~ SAT, 20 October, Manukau - South Auckland rally for peace, to stop NZ involvement in the war; and to say no to racist attacks! Gather at 1pm, Hayman Park, Ronwood Dr, Manukau (behind Manukau Shopping Centre). All welcome. Organised by Women Against Rape. Speakers and volunteers are welcome, tel Sarah on (09) 276 1991.

~ FRI, 26 October - 'Share a Prayer' evening, from 6pm to 7-30pm, at the Shakti Asian Women's Centre, 138 Church St, Onehunga. All women welcome, the Women’s Centre is women-only space. If you plan to attend please ring (09) 636 8512.

* HAMILTON

~ FRI, 19 October - 'War is not the answer', come with a candle to a quiet peace vigil, from 7-30pm to 8-30pm, Turtle Lake at Hamilton Gardens.

* WELLINGTON

~ WEDS, 17 October - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Wellington People's Centre in conjunction with local foodbanks gathering at parliament to remind the government that basic benefit levels are too low; on the same day as the Save Our Squadrons march; Food not Bombs will be there; bread and cheese will be handed out from foodbanks to people on parliament lawns - everyone is invited, 12-30pm at parliament.

~ THURS, 18 October - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph. The vigils will be held every Thursday at the same time and place until the bombing stops. Planning meeting after the vigil. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ MON, 22 October - Labour Day - entertainment with Brass Razoo Solidarity Band, an Irish band, singers and speakers, organised by local unions and workers. Sign the 'Justice, not revenge' banner and the petition, information table; from 10-30am to 12-30pm, Porirua Shopping Centre. For more info contact John, tel (04) 973 6373, links@actrix.co.nz

~ THURS, 25 October - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph. The vigils will be held every Thursday at the same time and place until the bombing stops. Planning meeting after the vigil. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SAT, 27 October - Rally for peace, 12 noon onwards, at the stage in Cuba Mall - music, speakers, information tables, petition and poets; sign the 'Justice, not revenge' banner; Food not Bombs and more! Part of the International Day of Action against War and Racism. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

* NELSON

~ ongoing - the Nelson Peace Group has decided that rather than keep a vigil they are going to be wearing arm bands with an appropriate message or badge until the war ends. They will carry spares to give to people who wish to do the same.

* CHRISTCHURCH

~ FRI, 19 October - No more War March and Rally, 6pm, meet at the Bridge of Remembrance, to the Square. All welcome; bring your family and friends, drums, lunch and have a good time with some lovely people. Every Friday, same time same place until further notice. Next planning meeting will follow rally at 7-30pm, at Interactive. For more info contact Peace Action Network peaceactionaotearoa@yahoo.co.nz

* DUNEDIN

~ SUN, 21 October - Picnic for peace! 2pm to 4pm, in front of the band rotunda, near the duck pond in the Dunedin Botanical Gardens; family friendly, bring food and conversation/information to share. Every Sunday until further notice, organised by Peace Movement Dunedin.

If you would like your vigil, rally or meeting for peace listed on this page, please send details of your event (including contact details for at least one of the people organising it) to pma@xtra.co.nz

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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