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National: what's on listings

14 March 2002

National: what's on listings

* Also funding available and funding needed notices, see after events listings *

*** NATIONAL ***

~ ‘Women with Student Loan Debt’ national survey by the Aotearoa Tertiary Students Association - if you have student loan debt, have now finished studying and can help with this survey by filling in a questionnaire (should take around 20 minutes to do), please contact ATSA, tel (04) 939 1417, info@atsa.org.nz and ask for a copy of the questionnaire; or there is a PDF format copy available online at http://www.geocities.com.marysrow The deadline for returning the questionnaires is the end of March.

~ 'A way forward: strengthening the sector' regional meeting, one-day meetings which are an opportunity for members of groups in the community / voluntary sector to develop and discuss practical actions to strengthen the sector, and to identify what the Government can do to support them. For details of the meeting in your region, contact Claire-Louise McCurdy (ANGOA) claire-louise@paradise.net.nz or tel (04)973 6939. Details for Palmerston North are included in local listings.

~ ongoing to 17 October - Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Exhibition - a collection of photographs and artefacts that depict the consequences of the bombings from 1945 through to the international peace initiatives of today; the exhibition aims to promote the total abolition of nuclear weapons through increased knowledge and understanding. * Christchurch, from 16 March to 21 April, Canterbury Museum, Transport Gallery Annex, 9am-5pm daily; * Wellington, from 1 May to 12 May, Michael Fowler Centre, Fletcher Challenge Foyer, 9am-5pm daily; * Auckland, 24 September to 17 October, Aotea Centre, BNZ Foyer, 9am-5pm daily.

***** LOCAL *****


~ FRI, 15 March - protest rally to express solidarity with the Wellington Palestine Group which is protesting outside Israeli Embassy in Wellington at the same time (see Wellington listings), end occupation of Palestine! Open Jerusalem! from 10-30am, Auckland Town Hall, beneath clock tower. Organised by the Palestine Human Rights Campaign, contacts Zaeem Baksh tel (09) 378 9384, or David Wakim tel (09) 630 0388 or 520 0201.

~ SAT 16 March - Wake up Auckland! march to oppose privatising community assets, selling pensioner housing, ignoring public transport, and privatising water; assemble 11am in QEII Square -rain, hail or shine - followed by a short rally with speakers and songs at Myers Park. For more info check out http://www.wakeupauckland.org.nz or tel Marney (09) 376 6213.

~ SAT 16 March - Green Party office warming and fundraising party, following their recent move to new premises, come along and relax after the Wake up Auckland! march, 7pm, Green Party office, 308 Great North Road, near Bond Street, $10 cover charge, for more info tel (09) 376 4143.

~ MON, 25 March - public lecture on pay equity by Hilary Lipps, 5-30pm at the St Columba Centre, Vermont Street, Ponsonby. Organised by the National Council of Women.

~ MON, 8 April - meeting to discuss the formation of a Network for Global Peace and Justice, the purpose of a network would be to help strengthen the efforts of the many groups already working on a whole variety of issues and to perhaps give a collective voice to concerns they hold in common; 7-30pm in the Supper Room, Trades Hall, 157 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. For more info contact Terry Dibble cttdfarr@ihug.co.nz tel (09) 376 7881 or Maire Leadbeater maire@clear.net.nz tel (09) 815 9000


~ THURS, 11 April - 'A way forward: strengthening the sector' the Southern Central North Island regional meeting, this one-day meeting is an opportunity for members of groups in the community / voluntary sector to develop and discuss practical actions to strengthen the sector, and to identify what the Government can do to support them; 9am to 5pm, Methodist Church, Broadway Ave. For more info, and to advise that you will be attending, contact Ian Ritchie ian.ritchie@inspire.net.nz or tel (06) 328 9618.


~ THURS 14 March - 'Woman Far Walking', Taki Rua Productions presents the 2002 Tour of Witi Ihimaera's play, the story of 162 year old Tiri Mahana who was born on the day the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, and her life encompasses the period that Maori and Pakeha have lived together in New Zealand - "captivating, profound, controversial, tragic, heroic and deeply moving". Directed by Nancy Brunning with Kahu Hotere and Riria Hotere; 7pm at the National Library Auditorium, Molesworth Street, entry by koha.

~ FRI, 15 March - picket in front of the Israeli Embassy (111 The Terrace) to protest against the cruel occupation and the slaughter of the Palestinian people, 10-30am to 1pm. Organised by the Wellington Palestine Group; there is a simultaneous protest in Auckland (see Auckland listings for details).

~ FRI, 15 March - update on current situation in Afghanistan - Pauline Horrill, who has just returned to NZ having been working with Medecins sans Frontieres in Afghanistan will speak about her experiences of Afghanistan, the work of MsF and what is happening there now, 12 noon to 1pm, in the 5th floor meeting room on the 5th floor of PSA House. Tea and coffee provided, you are welcome to bring your lunch. If you are planning on going, please contact Michael, Council for International Development (as the meeting room is very small, and the venue may have to be changed) cid@clear.net.nz or tel (04) 472 6375.

~ FRI, 15 March - Anti-bypass Action (ABA) fundraising dinner - with music, videos and lots of good conversation, 7pm at Thistle Hall (corner of Arthur and Cuba Street), meals are from $5.

~ SAT, 16 March - Peace Action Wellington information stall at the Lesbian and Gay Fair, 9-30am to 3pm, Newtown School, cnr Riddiford and Mein Streets. For more info contact PAW peacewellington@hotmail.com or tel (04) 382 8129.

~ MON, 18 March - ‘Terrorism and bombing’, Tony Ellis, Chair NZ Council for Civil Liberties, speaks at the WEA/WCC Monday lunchtime forum, 12-10pm to 1pm, second floor, the Betty Campbell Centre, Harbour City Tower (old DIC Building), Panama Street entrance), admission by koha. For more info contact WEA tel (04) 380 9363.

~ TUES, 19 March - The Office of the Commissioner for Children - representatives from the office will provide an update on what the office is doing, resources available etc, 12-30pm to 2pm, Meeting Room level 7, 75 Ghuznee Street (next to Glover Park), all welcome, organised by WELCOSS, for more info contact tel (04) 385 3518.

~ SAT, 23 March - Race Unity Parade! to celebrate Race Unity Week - begins at 10-30am in Justice Park (near the parliament end of Lambton Quay, the small park which backs onto the Courts), then will proceed along Lambton Quay, into Willis St and then to Civic Square. The parade will be welcomed onto Civic Square, and then several speakers, including Gregory Fortuin (the Race Relations Commissioner) will be accompanied by a variety of musical performances. Everyone is welcome, please come along to show your solidarity with those communities who are struggling with racism and racial discrimination, and support for the message of harmony amongst diversity; bring your own banner on the theme of celebrating our diversity. The parade is an event to mark 21 March, International Day for the Elimination of Racism and Racial Discrimination; organised by the Human Rights Commission, incorporating Race Relations, in partnership with the Wellington City Council Community Services.

~ SAT 23 March - ‘Reclaim the Lane’ street festival - open day for the Wellington People’s Centre, with bands, stalls, exhibitions, dancers, theatre, and the chance to find out about the People’s Centre’s services. from 10am to 6pm, Lukes Lane (off Taranaki St), for more info contact wpcfestival2002@yahoo.com.nz or tel Sonya (04) 385 8596.

~ SAT, 23 March - '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, 25 March - ‘War and Peace: Tolstoy’s book’, Natasha Templeton, writer and specialist in Russian literature, speaks at the WEA/WCC Monday lunchtime forum, 12-10pm to 1pm, second floor, the Betty Campbell Centre, Harbour City Tower (old DIC Building), Panama Street entrance), admission by koha. All welcome, for more info contact WEA tel (04) 380 9363.

~ SAT, 6 April - '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'.

~ every Wednesday - Peace Action Wellington information stall, from 12 noon to 2pm, in Cuba Mall near Farmers. For more info contact PAW peacewellington@hotmail.com or tel (04) 382 8129.

~ every Thursday- 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 PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ every Sunday - Te Aro Heritage guided walks, courtesy of Campaign for a Better City, will be taking place each Sunday starting on 10 March and continuing for the foreseeable future. Meet at 11am or 1pm at the junction of Cuba Street and Tonks Avenue, opposite Arthur Street. Entry by koha. Contact Karen MacIntyre (04) 973 5355 for more information or to volunteer your time.

~ 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.


~ FRI, 15 March - Peace Action Network (Pannz) meeting, 6pm, at Interactive, 222 High St (take the lift to the fourth floor).


~ Funding from UNIFEM's Trust Fund in support of actions to eliminate violence against women - project proposals are now invited, they can be submitted by any organisation or jointly by two or more organisations that possess legal status and fall under any of the following categories: NGO, central or local governmental agencies, local associations, unions, educational institutions or community-based groups; the deadline for applications is 31 March 2002. Further details are available on-line at http://www.unifem.undp.org/trustfund/TFapplic.html or for the Pacific region, from UNIFEM Pacific, c/-UNDP unifem@is.com.fj or fax 00 679 301 654.


~ Philippines Solidarity Network of Aotearoa are currently looking for assistance with the costs associated with bringing Emilia Dapulang here for a national speaking tour in September. Emilia is the vice president of the KMU (Kilusang Mayo Uno, or May First Movement), the best known Filipino trade union confederation. She will be speaking on the topic 'Globalisation, Women Workers And The Struggle For Justice'. She will spend two weeks here starting in Christchurch and finishing in Auckland; we aim to get her to Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Whangarei and some smaller centres as well. The timing is deliberately chosen to focus attention on the adverse impacts of globalisation, just before the election. If you can assist, please send cheque (payable to PSNA), with a note saying that it is for the Dapulang tour. If you would like more info, or can help with transport, accommodation, or organising the meeting in your area, please contact Murray Horton, Secretary, PSNA - Philippines Solidarity Network of Aotearoa, Box 2450, Christchurch or cafca@chch.planet.org.nz


If you would like your event for peace or social justice included in these listings, please send the details (including contact details for at least one of the people organising it) to pma@xtra.co.nz Please put ‘for what’s on’ in the subject heading of your message.


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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