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Peace Vigils, Rallies And Meetings

Updated 25 October 2001

* WHANGAREI:

~ TUES, 30 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.

~ FRI, 2 November - peace vigil, 5pm at Cenotaph, Rose Street. Organised by the Coalition for Peace Whangarei.

* AUCKLAND

~ THURS, 25 October - Jim Anderton speaks on his pro-war position to Alliance Party members who oppose it, 7-30pm, Trades Hall, Great North Rd, Newton.

~ 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.

~ FRI, 26 October - rally at 6pm, QEII Square, organised by the Anti-War Coalition, http://www.geocities.com/aklantiwar/

~ SUN, 28 October - rally/convergence starts at 12 midday, QEII Square, rally will converge on Albert park at about 1pm, with speakers, info tables, music and other entertainment. Part of the International Day of Action to Stop War and End Racism, organised by the Anti-War Coalition, http://www.geocities.com/aklantiwar/

~ TUES, 30 October - Women for Peace group, every Tuesday at 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.

~ SUN, 4 November - public meeting, 2pm onwards, venue to be confirmed, organised by the Anti-War Coalition. Tel (09) 267-7737 for message with venue details, or check out http://www.geocities.com/aklantiwar/

~ SAT, 10 November - Questioning the theology of violence: God is our refuge and strength? An all day seminar as part of the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship (NZ) national conference (9 to 11 Nov). Discussion with speakers including Professor Bill Hodge, University of Auckland Law School on A Crime or an Act of War?; Dr Chris Marshall, Lecturer at the Bible College of New Zealand on the Biblical tradition of human rights; Dr Nicola Hoggard-Creegan, Lecturer in Theology at the Bible College of New Zealand on Theological Reflections on Violence; Father Terry Dibble, parish priest and Lecturer at the Catholic Institute of Theology on Peace in a Contextual Theology. Endorsed by the Social Justice Sector Council of the Auckland Diocese as part of its observance of the Decade to Overcome Violence, from 9am to 5pm at the Anglican Retreat House, 1043 Beach Road, Long Bay, North Shore. $25 including lunch, please book with Chris Barfoot, tel (09) 575-6142, fax 575-4836, by Saturday 3rd November and pay on the day.

* WELLINGTON

~ 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, information tables, petition and poets; sign the 'Justice, not revenge' banner; Food not Bombs and more! Speakers from union, student, church, development and peace groups, and Jeanette Fitzsimons (Green MP); part of the International Day of Action to Stop War and End Racism. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 1 November - 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

* NELSON

~ FRI, 26 October - a silent candle vigil supporting the UN Commissioner for Human Rights and other humanitarian aid organisations such as Oxfam, in calling for a halt in the bombings, 5-30pm at the Church steps, please bring candles and holders; every Friday until the bombings cease, a new letter to Helen Clark will be sent each week and will be available for signing on the Friday. For further information, please contact Anne, Light for the World, (03) 539 0527 anne.f@clear.net.nz

~ ongoing - the Nelson Peace Group 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, 26 October - No more War March and Rally, 6pm, meet at the Bridge of Remembrance, to the Square, 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

~ SAT, 27 October - March against the war - 1pm gather at the Otago Museum Reserve, at 2pm rally in the Octagon with music, poetry and speakers from a range of different groups.

~ SUN, 28 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 advertised, please send details of your event (including contact details for at least one of the people organising it) to pma@xtra.co.nz For articles and statements about the war against the people of Afghanistan, check out http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/usatresp.htm For on-line listings of peace vigils, rallies and meetings in Aotearoa, check out http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/vigils.htm

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