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National - What’s On

8 November 2001

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NATIONAL - WHAT’S ON

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Please note: vigils, rallies and meetings for peace relating to the response to the attacks in the US are generally not included in these listings, as they are being circulated in more regularly updated messages. Updated details of response vigils, rallies and meetings for peace are listed at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/vigils.htm

*** NATIONAL ***

~ 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, barfoots@xtra.co.nz by Saturday 3rd November and pay on the day.

~ 25 and 25 November - Tühoe exhibition opens! Tühoe extravaganza at Te Papa (see Wellington listing for details).

***** LOCAL *****

*** AUCKLAND

~ SAT, 10 November - 'Focus on Peace - an international offering' concert, 8pm at St. Lukes Church, 130, Remuera Rd., Remuera. Proceeds to Oxfam and Peace Foundation. Organised by Gloria Jenkins, for further information tel (09) 377 3351

~ MON, 12 November - 'Focus on Peace - an international offering' concert, with Jubilate singers, Poet Rosemary Menzies and many others, 8pm at Hopetoun Alpha, Beresford St. Entry by donation. Proceeds to Oxfam and Peace Foundation. Organised by Gloria Jenkins, for further information call (09) 377 3351.

~ THURS, 15 November - The Peace Foundation's 18th Media Peace Awards - celebrating some of the best, constructive journalism of the past year and including the '3rd Like Minds' Awards, with guest speaker Gwynne Dyer. Gwynne is a Canadian journalist syndicated in over 150 newspapers around the world including a dozen in Aotearoa. 7-30pm at the Maidment Theatre, tickets $15/ $25 waged available from the Maidment Theatre (09) 308 2383. Further information from the Peace Foundation (09) 373 2379.

~ FRI, 16 November - 'The Frontline - the search for truth in time of war' John Pilger's 1983 documentary on the role of the media in reporting on wars from the Boer War to the Falklands, screening on Triangle TV at 7-30pm. A video tape of the programme will be available for loan from the Peace Foundation from 26 November onwards, tel (09) 373 2379.

~ MON, 19 November - screening of 'Long Night's Journey Into Day' - South Africa's Search for Truth and Reconciliation, Greater Auckland Greens Fundraiser, 8 pm, Lido Cinema, Epsom. Tickets $15 available from Green Office tel (09) 336 1455.

~ THURS, 22 November - 'Warspeak and the Media - managing illusion', a one-day public forum on the role of the media in the representation of the 'war on terrorism', speakers include John Campbell (TVNZ), Cameron Bennett (TVNZ), Finlay McDonald (Editor, The Listener), Malcom Evans (NZ Herald cartoonist), and Joe Glen (TVNZ, Te Karere), and more ... 10am to 3pm in the Study Centre Staff Lounge, Massey University, Albany. Enrolments $25/$15 waged, does not include refreshment which will be available separately at the venue. Registration is necessary and can be secured by contacting Dr Warwick Tie, tel (09) 443 9799 x 9052, W.J.Tie@massey.ac.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

~ MON, 10 December - ‘Bringing it home’ - how race and gender analysis allows us to more fully understand current debates in NZ for Maori, Pacific nations peoples, refugees, migrants and many others. A public forum to mark UN International Human Rights Day with speakers Gregory Fortuin, Race Relations Conciliator; Sylvia Bell, Senior Legal Advisor, RRO; Joy Liddicoat, Human Rights lawyer, Wellington; Karen Way, Network Waitangi; chaired by Ros Noonan, Chief Human Rights Commissioner - report back and discussion on the UN World Conference on Racism, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (Durban, August 2001), from 7-30pm at St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. For more info contact Wong Liu Shueng tel (09) 306 6713 wongls@racerelations.org.nz

~ February 2002 - Tamaki 2002, a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Aotearoa Traditional Maori Performing Arts Festival - information about the venue, and application forms for those interested in having a stall are now available on-line at http://www.tamaki.org.nz/

*** 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

* Beneficiary advocate training, starts 13 November at the Wellington People’s Centre - if you are interested in volunteer work as a beneficiary advocate, please contact Tina tel (04) 385 8596.

~ FRI 9 November - Global Day of Action against the WTO - a day of fun, action and alternatives! 12noon - CTU rally in Midland Park; 12-30pm - demonstration against militarism, meet at Midland Park at 12-30pm, then march with Brass Razoo to the Ministry of Defence (Stout St) to protest against NZ involvement in Afghanistan; 1-30pm - demonstration against globalisation outside Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade; 3pm - GE Free demonstration in Cuba Mall; 4pm - Reclaim the Streets, anti-bypass actions in Upper Cuba Street. For more info contact Wellington Coalition Against WTO & WAR, c/o PO Box 50216, Porirua, tel (04) 237 5062.

~ TUES, 13 November - 'Growing Community' - public meeting of the new Wellington group involved in community gardens, all welcome, come and find out what community gardens are all about, how you can help and get involved, 6-30pm, Green Rooms (above Calzone on the corner of Courtenay Place and Cambridge Terrace). For further information contact Andrew on (04) 381 3037 or Emily on (04) 934 9798.

~ 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 - 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

~ SAT, 17 November - Treaty worker’s resource sharing morning, to share ideas, plans, resources and muffins, from 9am to 1pm, at Crossways, cnr Brougham and Elisabeth Streets, for more info contact Anne tel (04) 472 6425, Sylvia (04) 934 0078, or Catriona (04) 386 4408.

~ SAT, 17 November - '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'.

~ 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.

~ SAT, 24 and SUN 25, November - Tühoe exhibition opens! Tühoe extravaganza on Saturday - 11am-11.35am: Te Kapahaka ö Ruatähuna - Bay of Plenty Finalists for 2002 Mäori Performing Arts Festival; 11.40am-12.30pm: Hirini Melbourne - a multimedia presentation featuring old photographs of Tühoe elders, dance, and taonga puoro; 12.40pm-1.15pm: Tuahine - showcasing songs from their soon-to-be- released album 'Mä Te Reo'; 1.25pm-2pm: Tribal Fibres Fashion Show - showcasing their line of original fashion and design; 2pm-2.30pm: Whirimako Black - winner of the Mana Reo section of this year's NZ Music Tui Awards; 2.30pm-3pm: Ngä Tamariki ö Te Kura ö Kökako - delighting and entertaining all ages; 3pm-3.30pm: Ngä Tamariki ö Te Kohu aka The Misties - entrants in this year's Kapahaka Super 12 Competition. On Sunday: 11am-11.30am: Uri Kohu - presenting works by talented Kawerau songwriter Hohepa Tamehana; 11.40am-12.10pm: Poia Rewi and Te Hono - finalist in Te Whainga songwriting contest; 12.20pm-12.50pm: CPTT - up-and-coming youth group from Taihape; 1pm-1.30pm: Te Whanau Ngäti Kotahitanga - children from Newtown School entertain with aerobics and dance; 1.30pm-1.50pm: Ngatapa Black - performing her own original material; 1.40am-2.10pm: Poia Rewi and Te Hono - finalist in Te Whainga songwriting contest; 2pm-2.30pm: Kaia aka Conrad Noema - sure to please with sweet vocals; 2.30pm-3pm: Tü Te Maungaroa - a finalist in this year's Mäori Performing Arts Festival. All at Te Marae, Level 4, Te Papa - all events are free entry.

~ MON, 26 to FRI, 30 November - Bridge to Baghdad Exhibition, top Wellington artists will give part of the proceeds from sales of their works to the Quakers' Medical Supplies for Iraqi Hospitals appeal. Matt Robson will open the exhibition at 6-30 pm on 26 November, opening and exhibition at the Wellington Convention Centre (Michael Fowler Centre).

~ SAT, 1 December - '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, 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.

~ Every Wednesday - planning meeting for this year’s Reclaim the Night march and the 16 days of action against violence against women, weekly on Wednesdays at 5pm, Wellington Independent Rape Crisis, 56 Victoria Street (opp public library), for more info contact Amy, tel (04) 473-5358 wirc@xtra.co.nz

~ Every Wednesday - Wellington anti-WTO meeting, weekly on Wednesdays at 6pm, at the People's Resource Centre on Lukes Lane, off Manners Street.

~ 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.

*** MARLBOROUGH

*~SAT, 10 November - Top of the South regional peace groups meeting, 10am for shared cuppa, 10-30am for meeting, shared lunch, at the Riverside Community, Upper Moutere.

*** CHRISTCHURCH

~ FRI 9 November - Global Day of Action against the WTO - join the rally/march/tour, entitled: 'Say NO to the WTO: march against corporate globalisation' - 12 noon - rally at City Mall (cnr Cashel and High Sts); tour of capitalist greed - 12-35pm we will be at the Nike Shop, in City Mall (between Colombo St and Oxford Terrace), 1pm at Telecom (Hereford Street end of the Telecom Arcade), 1-20pm at Starbucks (old Post Office building, Cathedral Square); 1-40pm back at our starting point, where the focus will be on Westpac Trust (head office, corner of Cashel and High Sts) - banners, leaflets, placards, music, speakers, food, coffee, something for everyone! For more info tel (03) 365 4068.

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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 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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