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On-Line/What's On Where

12 June 2002

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National - what's on where listings
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*** INTERNATIONAL ***

~ on now - FIFA Soccer World Cup: 'Give Child Labour the Red Card'! Christian World Service as part of its campaign against the use of exploitative child labour, is focusing attention on the FIFA Soccer World Cup. For information (including a poster and resources for children) on the campaign highlighting the unfair employment of children in the production of sporting goods, including hand stitched soccer balls, please contact Christian World Service, P O Box 22 652, Christchurch, tel (03) 366 9274 or cws@cws.org.nz. Find further information on the global campaign, and to sign the on-line petition, go to http://globalmarch.org/index.html

~ 20 June - World Refugee Day, this year's theme is refugee women - see Auckland local listing.

~ ongoing until July - awarding of full and partial scholarships for people to attend the Youth Employment Summit (in Alexandria, Egypt from 11 to 16 September 2002), for more info check out http://www.youthemploymentsummit.org/register.html

~ 22 October to 3 December - Ship for World Youth 2002, the purpose of 'The Ship for World Youth' is to foster the spirit of international cooperation and to promote friendship and mutual understanding between the youth of Japan and youth from other areas of the world. The Ministry of Youth Affairs, together with the Embassy of Japan, is in the process of selecting young people for the Ship for World Youth 2002 New Zealand delegation which will comprise one national leader and ten young people. Applications relating to the role of National Leader are to be received at the Ministry of Youth Affairs by Friday 14 June; all other applications for the participating youth are to be received at the Ministry of Youth Affairs by Friday 28 June. For more info check out http://www.youthaffairs.govt.nz/pag.cfm?i=278

*** NATIONAL ***

~ THURS 13 June and FRI 14 June - support the Ngawha people who are opposing the construction of the prison on wahi tapu. Their appeal against the Environment Court's granting of resource consent, which ignored Maori spiritual and cultural grounds for not wanting a prison built on the site, is being heard by the High Court in Wellington. "There is now a silent protest outside Kaikohe District Court and we invite anyone to support us by maintaining a silent vigil outside all the Courts in this country. Tell the media what you are doing and why." For more information about Ngawha, check out http://www.ngawha.org.nz If you're planning to support this call, maybe you could have your vigil at 12 noon on Thursday, at the same time as the one in Wellington (see local listings for Wellington below).

~ ongoing to 23 June - Matariki: Celebrate the Maori New Year, four weeks of musical performances, lectures, storytelling, and fun; at Te Papa (Wellington), for details check out http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/whats_on/se_matariki.html

~ 28 to 30 June - ECO (Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand) Annual Conference and AGM 2002, focussing on our preferred future and the policies, practices and actions that will help us get there; workshops, discussion and field trips! To be held on Tapu Te Ranga Marae and at Massey University, Wellington. For more info contact ECO Conference Organiser, PO Box 11 057, Wellington. Tel (04) 385 7545 or eco@reddfish.co.nz

~ 1 to 5 July - Student Christian Movement Aotearoa national conference, highlights include discussion on conflict resolution and peace activism, religious and political perspectives on peace with a case study of Israel / Palestine, gender and sexuality, and a party at Lyttleton's Wunderbar. To be held at the Old Vicarage, Governor's Bay, Christchurch; travel subsidies available. For more info contact Nicola Robertson tel (03) 377 0969 or nicolarobertson@paradise.net.nz

~ 12 July to 18 August - 2002 New Zealand International Film Festivals, coming to a city near you, has a range of films for people interested in peace and social justice. For details of what's showing when and where, check out http://www.enzedff.co.nz/ or contact Matthew Donaldson tel (04) 802 2575 or matthew@enzedff.co.nz

~ 10 August - closing date for nominations for the 2002 Media Peace Awards. Categories include print, radio, TV/film, internet, public relations and rangatahi/student. For more details and a nomination form contact the Peace Foundation, tel (09) 373 2379 or peace@fps.pl.net

~ 10 August - closing date for nominations for the 2002 'Like Minds' Media Awards which recognise media excellence and innovation in the coverage of mental illness. For more details and a nominations form, contact Teresa Pomeroy, Huia Communications, tel (04) 473 9262 or teresa.p@huia.co.nz

~ 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. * Auckland, 24 September to 17 October, Aotea Centre, BNZ Foyer, 9am-5pm daily.

~ ongoing to 8 December - Taiawhio: continuity and change - celebrating the rich traditions of Maori visual culture, both customary and contemporary, at Te Papa (Wellington), for more details check out http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/whats_on/short_term1.html#Taiawhio

***** LOCAL *****

*** AUCKLAND

~ WEDS, 12 June - public meeting to inform people about the government proposed Dietary Supplement regulation changes, with speakers Sue Kedgley, Green Party MP, Gary Mabey, Citizens for Health Choices, Dr Bill Reeder, GP specialising in environmental and nutritional health, and Ron Law, Previous Advisor to government on reducing medical injury; 7-30pm at the Cromwall Park Bowling Club, 126 Market Road, Epsom. Organised by the Greens.

~ MON, 17 June - Human Rights Network meeting, 5-45pm to 7pm, Room A228, Auckland College of Education (in Centre for Language and Languages, 2nd floor, A block at ACE, via Gate 3 at 74 Epsom Avenue). For more info contact Beverley Turner, tel (09) 418 0700.

~ WEDS, 19 June - 'US troops in the Philippines, and the situation of the people in the Philippines', Sarah Helm speaks about her two month stay in the Philippines with the militant trade union Kilusang Mayo Uno; plus screening of 'Alingawngaw ng mga Punglo' a video about the human rights violations against the people of Southern Tagalog, an industrial area in the Philippines. 7-30pm, Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. For more info contact sarhelm@yahoo.com

~ THURS, 20 June - Free concert for World Refugee Day, focussing on refugee women, all welcome! 7pm at the Kings College Auditorium, Otahuhu. If your organisation would like to have a display there, please contact Elena Fowler shaktirefugee@ihug.co.nz For more info about the concert please contact Janet Seager janet.seager@rms.org.nz

~ July to October - 'Fundamentally Muslim-Islam, Modernity and Cultural Identity' - a new course on Islam that is designed to give a balanced view of the Muslim world in the wake of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington. This University of Auckland course is open to non-students through the Community/Continuing Education program, participants will meet three times a week, Tue-Wed-Thu from 12noon to 1pm during the second semester (July-October). For more info contact Tim Behrend, School of Asian Studies, tel (09) 373 7599 x7533 or t.behrend@auckland.ac.nz

~ MON, 1 July - Global Peace and Justice Auckland Forum 'Inside the War on Terror' with speakers Nicky Hagar, researcher and Wayne Hope, media commentator; 7-30pm, Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn. For more info contact Mike Treen miketreen@yahoo.co.nz or John Minto jbminto@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 18 July - 'Because our Children are our Future', report back leading into discussion of the implications for NZ children and their families of the Outcomes from the UN Special Session on Children (held in May, 2002 in New York); 7-30pm, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. All welcome. For more info contact Beverley Turner, tel (09) 418 0700 or sejt@nznet.gen.nz

~ ongoing 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

*** WELLINGTON and HUTT VALLEY

~ WEDS, 12 June - Anti-Bypass Protest - Wellington City Council are the silent partners in Transit's inner city bypass project. The WCC authorised the use of riot police in full riot gear to remove peaceful protesters occupying the former Stagecraft Theatre in Tonks Ave on May 2. Come along and put the heat on the corporate clowns in the WCC - bring noisemakers, drums, whistles ... come along and make some noise! 12-30pm to 1-30pm, outside Wellington City Council offices, 101 Wakefield St. For more info contact antibypassaction@yahoo.co.nz

~ WEDS 12 June - 'Racism and Cultural intolerance: its causes, symptoms and what we can do about it', a Human Rights Speakers Forum which will begin with an overview by Kathy Lys (Mediator) on resolving disputes under the amended Human Rights Act, then guest speaker Mervin Singham (Manager Disputes Resolution, HRC); from 4-45pm to 6-15pm, Conference Room, Human Rights Commission, L8, Vogel Bldg, Aitken St, Thorndon. If you are planning, please RSVP now to Narlene Ioane tel 04 473 9981 or Narlenei@hrc.co.nz

~ WEDS, 12 June - CALM (NZ Campaign Against Land Mines) AGM, 5-30pm, at NZ Red Cross Boardroom, 69 Molesworth Street. All welcome, for more info contact zwartz@actrix.co.nz

~ WEDS, 12 June - 'At The Crossroads' Jane Kelsey speaks about her new book, focus includes globalisation on the precipice, where to next, and a vision for the future, 7-30pm, at St John's Conference Centre, corner Willis and Dixon Streets. Organised by Arena, for more info contact tel (04) 237 5062

~ THURS 13 June - support the Ngawha people who are opposing the construction of the prison on wahi tapu; meet at 12 noon at the High Court, Molesworth St (opposite parliament). For more info contact tel 025 321 123 or 021 440 279.

~ THURS, 13 June - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SAT, 15 June - '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'.

~ TUES, 18 June - Restorative Justice Services (Wellington) AGM, 6pm in the Mezzanine Floor Meeting Room, Wellington Central Library, Victoris Street. For more info contact RJS, PO Box 5278, Wellington.

~ THURS, 20 June - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 27 June - 'America's new face: how globalisation is changing the way Americans see the world', a presentation by James Gibney (Executive Editor, Foreign Policy magazine, Carnegie Endowment for Peace, Washington DC), 12 noon at the US Embassy, 29 Fitzherbert Terrace, Thorndon. Organised by The Office of Public Affairs at the US Embassy and the New Zealand Institute of International Relations; if you are planning on going, please RSVP to tel (04) 462 6122, fax 478 1701 or irc@actrix.gen.nz

~ THURS, 27 June - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ ongoing to 30 June - The World Press Photo Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts (Queen's Wharf), free entry.

~ 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.

*** BLENHEIM

~ WEDS, 12 June - 'New century, old battles: an activist response to globalisation, war and the election', last stop in the top of the south 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 time and venue details, please contact Evin Wood tel (03) 578 2259 or ewood.mlb@planet.gen.nz

*** NELSON

~ FRI, 14 June - 'At The Crossroads' Jane Kelsey speaks about her new book, focus includes globalisation on the precipice,where to next, and a vision for the future, 7pm, at St John's Hall, 320 Hardy Street. Organised by Arena, for more info contact arena.nz@clear.net.nz

*** CHRISTCHURCH

~ THURS, 13 June - 'The Ngai Tahu Story: The Impact of the Treaty Settlements for Today and in the Future', Mark Soloman speaks at this evening of history which coincides with the 152nd anniversary of the settlement of Christchurch and will be hosted by the Revd Wiremu Quedley, Associate Chaplain, University of Canterbury and chaired by Marjorie Smart, Anglican Diocesan Bi-Cultural Education Committee; from 7-30pm to 9-30pm, at Te Whare Akonga O Te Akatoki (Maori Students' Study Centre), Ilam Road between Ilam Fields and Maidstone/Ilam Student Flats. Organised by JUST Concerns Christchurch and Anglican Social Justice National Network For more info contact Lynette tel (03) 343 0900.

~ SAT 15 June and 29 June - an Introductory workshop on Te Tiriti O Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi), there are limited spaces, so please confirm with us asap if you would like to attend. It is essential that participants can commit to attending for the whole duration of the workshop. The workshop will be facilitated by Network Waitangi Otautahi and hosted by Weave; free entry (though koha appreciated). If you would like to attend, please tel Anna (03) 348 1350 or anna@chch.planet.org.nz by Thursday (13 June).

~ 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 organisation
PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Tel +64 4 382 8129, fax 382 8173 email pma@xtra.co.nz
PMA website - http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/
Internet Peace Gateway - http://www.peace.org.nz

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