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Even more peace rallies, vigils and meetings

Updated 8 November 2001 - with new listings for Auckland.

* WHANGAREI:

~ TUES, 13 November - 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.

* AUCKLAND

~ 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). For more info or to book, contact Chris Barfoot, tel (09) 575-6142, fax 575-4836, barfoots@xtra.co.nz by Saturday 3rd November.

~ SAT, 10 November - Combined anti-WTO and anti-War Rally and March, focussing on the themes of war, GE, and trade in services, and the links between the WTO and these issues, with invited speakers from various groups on these themes. Assemble at 12 midday at Queen Elizabeth 2nd Square, (bottom of Queen St, CBD), organised by the Anti-WTO Action Group (AWAG) together with the Anti-War Coalition participating as an affinity group, for more info contact Brian, tel (09) 373-7599 x5745 vandam@math.auckland.ac.nz

~ SAT, 10 November - combined anti-WTO and anti-War Video Screening and street party! with public big wall video screening, dance music, and acoustic music bands, from 8pm in Freyburg Square (midway down High Street, CBD), organised by the Anti-WTO Action Group (AWAG) together with the Anti-War Coalition participating as an affinity group, for more info contact Brian, tel (09) 373-7599 x5745 vandam@math.auckland.ac.nz

~ SUN, Nov 11 - next Anti War Coalition meeting, 2pm to 5pm, at the Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, in the blue room (at the opposite end of the building to the red room).

~ TUES, 13 November - 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.

~ THURS, 15 November - 'Peaceful Living' peace from war, new weekly meetings which are open to all and will offer support, stress reduction, alternatives to violence, emotional management and greater self esteem. To be held every Thursday from 7pm to 9pm at the Ranui Community Centre, 474 Swanson Road, Ranui. The meetings are not affiliated to any church and all are welcome, no charge for attending the meetings, but donations are appreciated. For more info contact Tim Tipene, warrior.kids@xtra.co.nz

~ SUN, 25 November - International Day of Solidarity with Palestine and the Palestinian People symposium, with a wide range of speakers, screening of video documentaries, the day's event will conclude with a performance of Dabkah (traditional Palestinian dance). A Palestinian meal will be served at approximately 8-15pm when the Muslim participants are joined with to end the day-long fast (Ramadhan). From 1pm to 9pm, at the University Marae, Wynard Street, The University of Auckland. Free entry but koha would be gratefully accepted to assist with costs. This event is jointly hosted by Palestine Human Rights Campaign, and Students for Justice in Palestine (Auckland University). For more info contact Zaeem zeebee001@hotmail.com

~ SUN, 9 December - World peace festival, a day of Peace, Freedom, Tolerance, Love and Contribution to humanity, with a parade of children from local primary schools singing peace songs, a uniting of religious leaders from different beliefs and faiths, the Chilli Club World Peace Fire Breathers, and guest speakers, from 11am to 4pm in Jellicoe Park, Onehunga. Organised by Sisi Motu and friends, for more info contact tel (09) 625 7322, mobile 029-ChilliClub.

* ROTORUA

~ FRI, 9 November - public meeting to Stop the war! with speakers Annette Sykes and Keith Locke, and discussion; powhiri at 11am, meeting at 12 noon, in lecture theatre A, admin building, Waiariki Polytech. For more info contact Julie julz.radford@xtra.co.nz

* WELLINGTON and HUTT Valley

~ FRI, 9 November - demonstration against militarism with speakers, street theatre and Brass Razoo! meet at Midland Park at 12-30pm, then march to the Ministry of Defence (Stout St) to protest against NZ involvement in Afghanistan, part of the Wellington events for the Global Day of Action against the WTO - a day of fun, action and alternatives. For more info contact Wellington Coalition Against WTO & WAR, c/o P.O. Box 50216, Porirua, tel (04) 237 5062.

~ TUES, 13 November - 'Are weapons the answer?' Rod Alley speaks at the Waiwhetu/Lower Hutt peace group meeting, 8pm at the Waiwhetu Uniting Church Hall, 6 Trafalgar St, Lower Hutt. For more info contact Arthur Quinn, tel (04) 567 0533.

~ THURS, 15 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

~ THURS, 15 November - CTU Forum to discuss the war and Afghanistan, at 5-30pm, 3rd floor, Education House, 178 Willis St. All union members welcome. For more info contact Pat Bolster, tel (04) 478 4830 x2, pbolster@anet.co.nz

~ FRI, 23 November - Women reclaim the night march - with firedancing, music, stiltwalking, street theatre, kapahaka and heaps of amazing energy and visibility. The march will weave in opportunities for women to speak out on the issues of violence, domination and exploitation wherever and however it is found, meet 8pm at Chaffers Park; followed by an evening of performance at the Bluenote from 9-30pm, with The Carnies, The Sound Lady (Auckland), Emma Walter (Pukekohe), Mama Bullet, Bellydancing, The Shirleys and more ... women and children only. Then 16 Days of Action against Violence - bringing men and women together in condemnation of violence in our communities, see 10 Dec listing. For more info contact Amy tel (04) 473 5358 or 021 313 603.

~ MON, 10 December - the 16 Days of Action against Violence culminates in the community festival against violence, bringing men and women together in condemnation of violence in our communities and will feature local musicians, marquees, food, dancing and more ... from 8pm-1am in Upper Cuba Street. For more info contact Amy on (04) 473 5358 or 021 313 603.


* PALMERSTON NORTH

~ THURS, 15 November - Vigil for Peace, to show support for an end to the war in Afghanistan. This will be a peaceful event, designed to give our community the opportunity to join with others, in expressing our support for a non-violent, lawful solution to the present crisis, meet at 7pm at Te Marae O Hine in the Square, bring a candle. For more info please contact K.L.wild@massey.ac.nz or D.P.O'Neill@massey.ac.nz or aus@massey.ac.nz

* NELSON

~ FRI, 9 November - 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. For further information, please contact Anne, Light for the World, (03) 539 0527 anne.f@clear.net.nz

~ FRI, 16 November - 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. For further information, please contact Anne, Light for the World, (03) 539 0527 anne.f@clear.net.nz

~ SAT, 17 November - 'Create Peace' Unite the Feminine, rally for peace with speakers and music; theme: create peace, live peace, teach peace, meet at 12 noon, outside NCC Building, then walk to 1903 Square. Organised by: Light for the World, Tel (03) 539 0527 anne.f@clear.net.nz Endorsed by: Nelson Peace Group, Living Without Violence, Age Concern Nelson, The Womens House, Nelson College for Girls, Trade Aid Nelson, Nelson Womens Support, Nelson's Health & Lifestyle Festival of Opportunities.

~ 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

~ THURS, 8 November - auction to raise funds for schools in East Timor with all sorts of interesting items, live music, Side Show Alley; from 7pm at the Media Club, 191 Armagh St. Organised by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Otautahi branch), for more info contact (03) 384 2322.

~ FRI, 9 November - 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

~ SAT, 10 November - silent half hour meditation/prayer vigil from 12-30pm to 1pm, outside the front of the Cathedral. Organised by a non-sectarian meditation group in Christchurch, who would like people of all denominations to join with them in this simple action. For more info contact Julie Downard tel (03) 328 8052 iriyapatha@yahoo.com

~ FRI, 16 November - 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

~ SUN, 11 November - 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.

~ SUN, 18 November - 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.

Peace Movement Aotearoa
the national networking peace organisation
PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Tel +64 4 382 8129 Fax +64 4 382 8173
pma@xtra.co.nz http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/
Internet Peace Gateway - http://www.peace.org.nz


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