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National - What’s On Where Listings

20 June 2002

National - what’s on where listings


~ 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 ***

~ Urgent! and 3 July - 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, was heard last week by the High Court in Wellington. Since then, heavy rainfall and rising water levels have added to the concerns about the increased levels of mercury in the Ngawha stream which runs into the Wairuhe River, then into the Waitangi River from which Waitangi and Paihia residents get their water. As one of the resource consent conditions, mercury levels in the water have to be tested monthly. The 'Northern Advocate' reported on 10 June that "Council monitoring manager Tony Phipps confirmed mercury levels in the stream had reached a 'trigger level' of 5.4 parts per billion, compared with the 'satisfactory' level of two parts per billion."

Despite the Northland Regional Council announcing on 3 June that "the Department of Corrections has been told to halt all major earthworks on the construction site" during the winter months, May to October, work continues.

What you can do: write to Matt Robson (Minister of Corrections) and the Department of Corrections (contact details below) demanding that the work on the construction site be stopped immediately, and that an environmental re-assessment be done as a matter of urgency. * Matt Robson (electorate office) - tel/fax (09) 274 5031, or post to PO Box 22-600, Otahuhu, Auckland; or (parliamentary office) fax (04) 495 8462, or post to Parliament Buildings, Wellington (no stamp needed). * Mark Byers, Chief Executive, Department of Corrections, Head Office, fax (04) 460 3207 or Private Box 1206, Wellington.

For more information, and for details of how you can financially support the Appeal against the Environment Court's decision, check out the leaflet on-line at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/ngawha.htm

On 3 July there will be a demonstration opposing the continued earthworks in Ngawha starting at 10am at the Kaikohe District Courthouse (see local listing below). "Demonstrations simultaneously held in your district would add impact and support to this important kaupapa." Please let us know if you are planning a support protest at your local court and we will include the details in the next 'what's on where' listing.

~ SAT, 22 June - GE Free Awareness Day, let the politicians to know that the GE Free issue will not go away! Show your support for an Aotearoa/New Zealand with GE Free food and a GE Free environment - wear a badge - wear a t-shirt - sticker your letterbox or car - put up posters - tell a friend - let your local MP know ... for more ideas, information and web links check out http:// www.gefree.net.nz or http://or www.gefree.org.nz or http://www.madge.net.nz/ Plus send a message to the government at

~ 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 *****


~ WEDS, 3 July - a demonstration opposing the continued earthworks in Ngawha, show your support and come along and make your voice heard, starts at 10am at the Kaikohe District Courthouse. For more information about the Ngawha protests nationally, see the listing under 'National' above.


~ THURS, 20 June - Auckland Ngawha Support group strategy meeting, 7-30pm at Pt Chevalier Community House. Contact Joan Macdonald tel (09) 360 8001.

~ 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

~ SAT, 22 June - WILPF Winter Solstice lunch, with Elizabeth MacRae reading NZ poetry, 12 noon at the Friends Meeting House, 113 Mt Eden Road. For more info contact Joan Macdonald tel (09) 360 8001.

~ THURS, 27 June - report back on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues with speaker Wayne Lord (Metis Nation, Canada) and perspectives from people (including government representatives) who attended the first session of the Permanent Forum in New York last month; from 2pm to 4pm, Meeting Room, Te Puni Kokiri Counties Manukau, Unit 8, 586 Great South Road, Papatoetoe. Please RSVP asap if you plan to attend to Pam Dunn or Shelley Murphy, Human Rights Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, tel (04) 473 2111 or 494 8324 or email pam.dunn@mfat.govt.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 - Child Poverty Action Group AGM with Sue Bradford speaking, 7-30pm at the YWCA, Vincent Street, City. For more info contact Janfrie Wakim tel (09) 520 0201.

~ MON, 1 July - Tamaki Treaty Workers Meeting, 7-30pm at Pt Chevalier Community House. For more info contact Ingrid Huygens tel (09) 376 0530.

~ 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

~ SAT, 20 July - World Peace Concert - Celebrating and Supporting Refugee Communities, with performances by people from Burma, Nurundi, Israel, Palestine, Latin America, Korea, Taiwan, the Kurdish people of Iraq, Gypsies from Czechoslovakia and more; 7-30pm at the Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade, Takapuna, $12/$22, for tickets tel (09) 488 3133; organised by Free Spirit Productions and the Friends of Refugees Trust.

~ 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


~ 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

~ SAT, 22 June - ‘What price education?’ with speakers ‘Tertiary sector issues’, Liz Gordon; ‘User pays, and pays and ...’, Rebecca Matthews; and ‘Students Today’, Charlie Chambers, followed by informal discussion and afternoon tea’ from 2pm at Crossways, cnr Brougham and Elisabeth Streets, Mt Victoria.

~ MON, 24 June - 'India/Pakistan - the nuclear threat, and how it relates to the 'war on terrorism’, discussion meeting with speakers Nick Wilson (IPPNW), Keith Locke (Greens) and Mitch Glockling (Socialist Workers). Come and discuss what is going on, how it affects us, and what we can do; from 7pm to 9pm at Athena College, Southmark House, 203 Willis St. Organised by Peace Action Wellington, for more info email peacewellington@hotmail.com or tel (04) 382 8129.

~ TUES, 25 June - Internet Safety Training Workshop, with tutor Liz Butterfield (Director, Internet Safety Group), from 9am to 12 noon, in Committee Room 2, Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street. To enrol (essential) please contact Helen Dawick asap email helen.dawick@wcc.govt.nz or fax (04) 801 3124.

~ WEDS, 26 June - report back on the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues with speaker Wayne Lord (Metis Nation, Canada) and perspectives from people (including government representatives) who attended the first session of the Permanent Forum in New York last month; from10am to 12 noon, go to Reception on the 11th floor, Simpson Grierson Building, 44 The Terrace. Please RSVP asap if you plan to attend to Pam Dunn or Shelley Murphy, Human Rights Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, tel (04) 473 2111 or 494 8324 or email pam.dunn@mfat.govt.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

~ SAT, 29 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'.

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

~ THURS, 4 July - 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 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, take place each Sunday for the foreseeable future. Meet at 1pm at the junction of Cuba Street and Tonks Avenue, opposite Arthur Street; entry by koha. Contact Karen MacIntyre tel (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.


~ MON, 1 July - '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; 8pm, Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, 28 Bealey Ave. For more info contact CAFCA email 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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