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Peace Vigils, Rallies And Meetings

Updated 13 November 2001

* WHANGAREI

~ TUES, 20 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

~ 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, 18 November - Silent Peace Vigil from 9-15am to 9-45am, outside the Quaker Meeting House, 113 Mt Eden Rd. These silent vigils will be held at the same time and place while the war continues. All welcome. For more info contact gaelhowell@xtra.co.nz

~ TUES, 20 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.

~ 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.

* 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

* WELLINGTON and HUTT Valley

~ 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. 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

~ THURS, 15 November - DICKNZ Awards 2001, presentation ceremony with awards for companies who profit from death and destruction, and for warmongering politicians; followed by a candle lit vigil in memory of those killed and maimed by the efforts of weapons manufacturers; from 7-30pm to 9pm, Thursday 15 November, Duxton Hotel (opposite Michael Fowler centre carpark). Bring candles, banners or placards on the themes of ‘Support welfare not warfare’ and ‘Defence industries - profiting from death and destruction’, evening dress is preferred but not compulsory! Organised by people from the Wellington peace/anti-war response network, for more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 22 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

~ 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.

* NELSON

~ 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

~ 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, 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

~ SAT, 17 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

* 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.

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

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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