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National - what’s on where listings

18 April 2002

National - what’s on where listings

*** NATIONAL ***

~ 20 April - International Day of Action to Stop War and End Racism - events in Aotearoa/NZ - see Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington and Nelson local listings.

~ 21 April - ‘See no evil’ - an extract from Jo Luping’s documentary about a year in her sister Di Luping’s life. Di, a New Zealander, works for LAW (the Palestinian NGO founded in 1990 by a group of Palestinian lawyers to promote human rights and further the principles of the rule of law, and to defend Palestinian rights in accordance with international human rights law and United Nations declarations). This extract follows Di to the UN Conference on Racism and Xenophobia (Durban, South Africa, 2002), features the Landless Peoples’ March, and will be screened on Asia Down Under, 8-30am, on TV1.

~ ongoing to 22 April - 'New century, old battles: an activist response to globalisation, war and the election', national speaking tour by Murray Horton, organiser for the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA). Murray will be speaking about: corporate globalisation, transnational corporations and the international institutions which drive it, the greatest threat to peace and democracy; war, the inevitable outcome of the whole process; the election - where are our politicians taking New Zealand? and what we can do about these issues.

For details of time and venue, please contact the following: * Thursday 18th - Gisborne, contact Catherine Delahunty tel 025 588 266 or gjackman@clear.net.nz * Friday 19th - Palmerston North, contact Dion Martin tel (06) 356 9658(w) or fax (06) 359 1333 * Monday 22nd ­ Wellington, contact Desigin Thulkanam tel (04) 473 8566(w) or Desigin.Thulkanam@vuw.ac.nz or Robert Whittaker robert.whittaker@vuw.ac.nz

~ Sunday, 28 April - Events for International Workers' Memorial Day - every year on April 28 workers around the world remember the thousands of workers who die, are injured, or become ill because of their work, this year is the 7th International Workers' Memorial Day. * Auckland - 11am, assemble at Corban Park, Henderson Valley Road, Waitakere City, Mayor Bob Harvey will inaugurate a Workers' Memorial Garden. In 1995 Michael Aherne died as the result of an accident while working in Corban Park. Contact Fritz Drissner Fritz.Drissner@epmunion.org.nz or tel (09) 303 9020; * Hamilton - gather at the Victoria Street site, where a workers' memorial plaque was laid and tree planted three years ago, time to be advised. Contact Clint Baddeley clint.baddeley@epmunion.org.nz, tel (07) 838 1980; * Palmerston North - 1pm, gather at the old cemetery in Napier Rd, at the tomb of Mr Kelly, left of the main gate. Mr Kelly was killed in a workplace accident over 100 years ago. Hear his story and share entertainment and speakers including the Brazen Hussies, Steve Maharey and Kevin Campbell; then refreshments at the Willow. Contact John Sheenan john.shennan@psa.org.nz or tel (025) 418 172; * Christchurch - 11-30am, commemoration service and tree planting at Science Alive Park (behind Hoyts 8 Movie complex), Lianne Dalziel and Ruth Dyson will attend. Contact Lynley Mulruine rmtul@xtra.co.nz or tel (03) 328 8198; * Dunedin - Dunedin City Council has given permission for a workers' memorial to be erected on council land. The site, at the northern end of Market Reserve, opposite Crown Flour Mill, will be dedicated to all those workers who have died carrying out their work. For info about planned events, contact Cynthia McInnes tel (03) 477 1833 or nzei.otago@clear.net.nz ** For a copy of 'Remember the Dead: Fight for the Living', the International Workers' Memorial Day factsheet, ask your local contact, or Lyndy McIntyre, CTU, Lyndym@nzctu.org.nz or tel (04) 802 3817.

~ ongoing to 30 April - '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) 385 0166. Details for New Plymouth and Palmerston North are included in local listings.

~ ongoing to 17 October - Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Exhibition - a collection of photographs and artifacts 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 *****

*** WHANGAREI

~ SAT, 20 April - Whangarei Coalition for Peace demonstration with a range of activities for citizens to show their lack of support for the NZ Government's cosying up to the USA in their War. The specific focus for the Mall activities is the Palestinian conflict and the link to the proposed USA strike on Iraq; from 11am to 1pm in Cameron Street Mall, all supporters welcome to help with activities! Part of the International Day of Action to Stop War and End Racism.

*** AUCKLAND

~ SAT, 20 April - International Day of Action to Stop Racism and End War Rally - on this day people in the US will converge on Washington DC to oppose the war in the Middle East and to demand that US foreign policy is based on social and economic justice, not military and corporate oppression, an end to racial profiling and secret imprisonment of immigrants; 12 noon at the US Consulate, Custom Street East, in solidarity with the International Day of Action. Organised by WILPF (Tamaki Makaurau) and Women4Peace, for more info contact tel Joan (09) 360 8001, or Phil or Jan tel (09) 376 3882.

~ SAT, 20 April - social meeting with Ali Kazak, a prominent defender of Palestinian national and human rights for the last 32 years, being put on by the Alliance at 7-30pm at Nga Whare Waatea Marae, 32 Calthorpe Close, Mangere. For more info contact Mike Treen 021 254 7440 or Alex Muir (09) 376 3780.

~ MON, 22 April - Ali Kazak, a prominent defender of Palestinian national and human rights for the last 32 years, speaks about the current brutal Israeli invasion and occupation of the West Bank, 7-30pm in the Auditorium of Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. For more info contact Mike Treen 021 254 7440 or Alex Muir (09) 376 3780.

~ TUES, 30 April - public meeting with Erwanto, the International Representative of the Aceh People's Democratic Front, a unique opportunity to hear directly from an Acehnese activist about the human rights abuses and killings in a war being fought outside the headlines; 7-30pm, Ellen Melville Hall (opposite Metropolis Hotel). Organised by the Indonesia Human Rights Committee, for more info contact Maire tel (09) 815 9000, maire@clear.net.nz

~ WEDS, 1 May - the annual May Day march for workers rights and international solidarity - this year in Auckland we are marching to oppose the privatising plans of Mayor John Banks and his Council; to defend workers' rights: scrap all anti-strike laws; to oppose New Zealand's involvement in US-led wars of aggression; and in solidarity with the Palestinian people; gather at 5-30pm at Downtown QEII Square, march up Queen Street, then rally at Aotea Square; 7pm - social at Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road Grey Lynn. For more info contact Daphna Whitmore, May Day Committee, tel 025 2629927 or 276 1190.

~ SAT, 4 May through to 21 July - ''Reporting the world: John Pilger's Great Eyewitness Photographers' explores the close association of John Pilger, the award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, with some of the world's great eyewitness photographers, 10am to 5pm daily at the Auckland War Memorial Museum, admission $10/$7-50. For more info contact Karyn Clare tel (09) 306 7084 kclare@akmuseum.org.nz

~ THURS, 9 May - Fatima Mahud, representative of the National Union of Saharawi Women, speaks about the situation of the Saharawi people - two-thirds of Western Sahara is still occupied by Morocco and the majority of the population were driven off their land and live in refugee camps in Algeria, near the border, or in the liberated zone in the eastern part of the country, 7-30pm at the St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. For more info contact Love Chile tel (09) 815 4321 x 8929, Felicity (09) 579 5707, or Joan (09) 360 8001.

~ SAT, 11 May - 'Emails from East Timor', the Auckland premiere of the documentary by Peter Marra (who will introduce his work); written and directed by Dave Owens who went to East Timor to serve as a volunteer aid worker. His observations and interviews with East Timorese make compelling and challenging viewing. From 4pm, at Ferndale House 830 New North Rd, Mt Albert. Join us to celebrate East Timor's independence - short speeches and refreshments to follow the documentary. Organised by the Indonesia Human Rights Committee, for more info contact Maire tel (09) 815 9000, maire@clear.net.nz

*** HAMILTON

~ THURS, 18 April - Fernando Duque, of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples, speaks, topics include: the continued U.S. blockade and Cuba's efforts to overcome it; the imprisonment of POWs from Afghanistan at the U.S. base in Guantanamo, Cuba, which the U.S. illegally occupies; the case of the five Cuban patriots held on spying charges in U.S. prisons; 'education for all' and other cultural advances being made in Cuba today; and the efforts to forestall destruction and to clean up after hurricane Michelle, venue and time to be confirmed, contact Helen (07) 825 7470 helenr@clear.net.nz

*** PALMERSTON NORTH

~ SAT, 4 May - MayDay Concert 2002, 7-30pm at the Regent Theatre. Contact Dion Martin tel (06) 356 9658.

*** WELLINGTON and HUTT VALLEY

~ THURS, 18 April - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ FRI, 19 April - screening of 'The New Rulers of the World', John Pilger's documentary on the impact of globalisation, 7pm at the Green party rooms, 1st floor, cnr Cambridge Tce and Courtenay Place; an opportunity to share thoughts and concerns with others. Koha for light food and wine, contributions (a plate?) welcome. For more info contact Paul Bruce, tel (04) 972 8699 (h), 470 0794 (w), paul.bruce@paradise.net.nz

~ SAT, 20 April - Rally for Peace in the Middle East - the 'war on terrorism' is fuelling the bloodshed and violence in the Middle East with appalling brutality in Palestine and Israel, the US government planning a new war on the people of Iraq - already dying in their thousands every month from punitive economic sanctions and ongoing bombing by US and British warplanes, while civilian deaths and injuries continue in Afghanistan ... with speakers from Wellington Palestine Group, Iraq Sanctions Medical Alert Group, Peace Movement Aotearoa, International Physicians For the Prevention of Nuclear War, the Alliance Party and Greens; music and open mike. Join us on the International Day of Action to Stop War and End Racism * if fine - 12 noon at the stage in Cuba Mall; * wet weather venue - 12 noon in the Mezzanine floor meeting room, Wellington Central Library (there will be a message on the PMA answerphone 04 382 8129 confirming which venue if the weather is doubtful). Organised by Peace Action Wellington, for more info tel (04) 382 8129 or peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ SAT, 20 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'.

~ SUN, 21 April - Tibetan Film Festival screening of 'Himalaya', 4pm at the Paramount Theatre, Courtenay Place; a portion of each ticket sale will go to Friends of Tibet (Wellington) to help fund HH Dalai Lama's Wellington visit.

~ MON, 22 April to SUN, 12 May - events around the anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Wellington (29 April 1840) * from 22 April until 6 May - a display of the resources produced by Wellington Tenths Trust and Network Waitangi Wellington for the anniversary (see details below) at the Wellington City Central library and the four main suburban libraries; * SAT, 27 April, visit historic sites using Te Ara o Nga Tupuna - the WCC Heritage trail brochure, from 9-30am to 12-30pm, organised by Wahine Tau Iwi; * SUN, 12 May - 'The culture of hospitality - being made welcome', ExAlt Service - come, learn and reflect on the significance of the signing of Te Tiriti here in Port Nicholson in 1840 and for today, 5pm at Crossways, Mt Victoria. * The resource kit includes: the story of the signing - the chiefs that signed, where, why and the significance of that for today; a copy of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including the "Port Nicholson" page; a heritage tour information and a self-drive trip around Whanganui-a- Tara harbour; discovering your land story - a questionnaire; sources for more information. If you would like more information about any of the above events, or a copy of the kit, please contact Anne (Network Waitangi Wellington) tel (04) 384 9121. Funding from WCC Community Grants made this project possible.

~ TUES, 23 April - Ali Kazak, a prominent defender of Palestinian national and human rights for the last 32 years, speaks about the current brutal Israeli invasion and occupation of the West Bank, 7-30pm at St John's Church Hall, corner Willis and Dixon Streets. For more info contact Anna Sutherland tel 0508 ALLIANCE or 021 323 467.

~ WEDS, 24 April - ‘Lest we forget peace’ concert, with Emma Paki, Daphne Owers, Hinemoana Baker, Tyree Robertson, Funky Kingston, Carol Henry + band, and more! from 8-30pm at the Bluenote, cnr Vivian and Cuba Streets, $5 door charge.

~ THURS, 25 April - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SUN, 28 April - Tibetan Film Festival - NZ premiere screening of 'Ladakh: In Harmony with the Spirit' , 4pm at the Paramount Theatre, Courtenay Place; a portion of each ticket sale will go to Friends of Tibet (Wellington) to help fund HH Dalai Lama's Wellington visit.

~ from WEDS, 1 May to WEDS, 12 June - Te Reo Mäori classes for beginners, from 5-30pm to 8-30pm on Wednesday nights, 1st Floor, Jacobsen Building, 191 Thorndon Quay, free. For more information call Evie, Literacy Aotearoa Wellington, on tel (04) 472 3787 or call in to Level 2, Anvil House, 135-140 Wakefield Street.

~ SAT, 4 May - '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, 27 May - HH Dalai Lama speaks in Wellington, 6pm at the Queens Wharf Events Centre, tickets can be booked at the Events Centre or through Ticketek, ph.384 3840 (a booking fee applies). Organised by Friends of Tibet (Wellington).

~ 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 Wednesday - Wellington Mayday planning meeting,7-30pm, 289 Cuba Street.

~ every Thursday - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, 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.

*** NELSON

~ SAT, 20 April - Walk for Peace in the Middle East - the focus for this event is to end the violence in the Middle East and to stop any new war on Iraq - the 'war on terrorism' is fuelling the cycle of bloodshed and violence in the Middle East with appalling brutality in Palestine and Israel; the US government is planning a new war on the people of Iraq, who are already dying in their thousands every month from punitive economic sanctions and ongoing bombing by US and British warplanes, while civilian deaths and injuries continue in Afghanistan; 11am - leave the Cathedral steps to walk through the city and the market, part of the International Day of Action to Stop War and End Racism. Organised by Nelson Peace Group, for more info contact Anne FitzSimon 021 1123 890 or anne.f@clear.net.nz

*** CHRISTCHURCH

~ FRI, 19 April - 'Pray for the peace of Jerusalem' (Psalm 122:6) - an all day Prayer Vigil for a just peace in the Israeli - Palestinian conflict; from 9am to 5pm: includes * 11am - ringing of the Cathedral bells in memory of Samir Ibrahim Salman, bellringer at the Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem; * 12-05 pm - a Service of peace. For more info contact Christian World Service, tel (03) 366 9274.

~ SAT, 20 April - Palestinian Solidarity picket, 1pm, by the Chalice in Cathedral Square. Organised by the Middle East Information and Solidarity Collective and 'revolution' magazine in Christchurch, for more info contact plf13@it.canterbury.ac.nz

~ ongoing to 21 April - Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Exhibition, a collection of photographs and artifacts 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; from 9am-5pm daily at the Canterbury Museum, Transport Gallery Annex.

~ WEDS, 1 May - 'NZ's Rich - Poor Gap ..... Too Wide?', a public forum featuring up-to-date census information from Dr Frank Nolan (Manager, Population and Census, Statistics New Zealand) and social and theological comment from Campbell Roberts (Chair, Housing and Poverty Committee, Council for Christian Social Services); with discussion facilitated by Chrissie Williams (Christchurch City Councillor); 7-30pm at Oxford Terrace Baptist Church Lounge. Organised by the Christchurch Methodist/Quaker and Presbyterian Social Issues Committees.

~ every Saturday - peace vigil, from 12-30pm to 1pm, by the Chalice in the Square.


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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