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National - What’s On Where Listings

27 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

~ 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. For more information, and for details of how you can financially support the Appeal against the Environment Court's decision, check out 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.

~ 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 *****

*** KAIKOHE

~ 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.

*** AUCKLAND

~ 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 12 noon 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 - 'Family Violence and Children: Solutions for New Zealand' a forum with the aim of contributing to the reduction of family violence affecting children; with an overview by Prof. Ian Shirley (Director of Public Policy, AUT), information and workshops, and an opportunity to put questions to politicians. From 9am to 4-30pm, at Auckland Town Hall, Queen Street. Organised by UNICEF and the Institute of Public Policy, AUT. If you are planning on going, please RSVP to Cathy Casy at the Institute of Public Policy (09) 917 9999 x 8323 or email cathy.casey@aut.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, 4 July - 'USA out of Philippines', protest to mark USA Independence Day, from 12 noon at the US Consulate, Citibank Centre, 23 Customs St East. For more info contact Sarah Helm email sarhelm@yahoo.com

~ SAT, 6 July - Palestine/Israel Rally for Peace - calling on people in Auckland to support justice and peace based on: Removal of Israeli Occupation; Right of Return for Refugees; Sharing Jerusalem; Cessation of Jewish only Settlements in occupied Palestine; from 2pm to 3pm in Aotea Square. Organised by the Palestine Human Rights Campaign, for more info contact Tuma Hazou tel (09) 473 8677, Zaeem Baksh (09) 378 4414, or David Wakim (09) 520 0201.

~ 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, supper will be provided, a gold coin koha would be appreciated. For more info contact Beverley Turner, tel (09) 418 0700 or sejt@nznet.gen.nz

~ SAT, 20 July - 'The Moulding of the Silent Immigrants: New Zealand Born Chinese', an open seminar (in the English language) for all who are interested, Liu Sheng Wong, a New Zealand born Chinese whose earliest ancestors arrived here in 1864 presents a paper, from 10-45am to12-30pm, at the Hillsborough Room, Fickling Convention Centre, corner Mt Eden and Mt Albert Roads, Three Kings. Sponsored by NZ Chinese Association, for more info contact tel (09) 306 2656 or email wongls@hrc.co.nz

~ SAT, 20 July - World Peace Concert - Celebrating and Supporting Refugee Communities, with performances by people from Burma, Burundi, 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 or email kclare@akmuseum.org.nz

*** STRATFORD (Taranaki)

~ FRI, 28 June - 'Stop the drop' - protest to raise awareness of aerial 1080 drop on the entire Taranaki National Park, to be followed by a week of action. For more info contact Chris Wilkes on 021 266 3701 or email aewilkes@clear.net.nz

*** WHANGANUI

~ FRI, 28 June - 'Building an EcoNation: the Green Vision for People, Planet and Politics', Nandor Tanczos speaks, 12 noon, in Majestic Square.

*** WELLINGTON and HUTT VALLEY

~ 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

~ FRI, 28 June - Critical Mass! bring your bike, skates, blades or scooter for a celebration of things human-powered; we'll go for a short ride around town spreading good karma and news of the public meeting (see 16 July listing); meet at 5-30pm in Civic Square.

~ 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.

~ SUN, 30 June - Waterfront Watch meeting to discuss the disturbing tendency of the council and Lambton Harbour Management to sidestep public opinion and waste plenty of $s in the process, 2pm at the Wellington Rowing Club, by the Lagoon.

~ MON, 1 July - ACA Wellington Meeting, to discuss the Anti Capitalist platform, 6pm to 8pm, Mezzanine Floor Meeting Room, Wellington Central Library. For more info contact Anti Capitalist Alliance (Wellington), Paul tel 021 454 037 or Jared email jrpsoc@xtra.co.nz

~ WEDS, 3 July - GE Debate! with Jeanette Fitzsimons (Green party co-leader) and Pete Hodgson (Science Minister), 10am to 12 noon at the St John's Conference Centre, corner of Willis and Dixon Streets. Organised by the CTU, 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

~ THURS, 4 July - Ethnic Forum meeting, 7-00pm, at Newtown Community Centre, corner Rintoul and Colombo Street. For more info contact Getaw Cherinet, Ethnic Liaison Officer (Wellington City Council Community Services), tel (04) 801 3055.

~ THURS, 11 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

~ SAT, 13 July - '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'.

~ SAT, 13 July - CBC stall at Thistle Hall's monthly flea market, if you can help with setting up and running the stall, contact Alan Whiting tel (04) 384 2201 or email alan@whiting.net.nz

~ TUES, 16 July - The Bypass will happen: Yeah Right! public meeting, 7pm at Thistle Hall. Organised by CBC, for more info contact Kerryn Pollock tel (04) 385 4228 or email kerryn@angelfire.com Volunteers are needed to help with the meeting, if you can help to make it happen smoothly on the night, get in touch with Kerryn without delay.

~ 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.

*** CHRISTCHURCH

~ Now! Spare office space available for any activist group or groups who may be interested in becoming involved in Interactive (the Christchurch/Otautahi activist centre). The office would be shared with Norml and the rent would be negotiable; you would have access to the Interactive meeting room, library, photocopier and communal computer hardware. For more info contact Dan danrae50@hotmail.com or come to Interactive, 4th floor, 222 High St (cnr Cashel and High), above Jean Jones.

~ 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

*** DUNEDIN

~ THURS, 27 June - GE Debate! with Jeanette Fitzsimons (Green party co-leader) and Pete Hodgson (Science Minister), 7-30pm at the Glenroy Auditorium, Town Hall, Harrop St. Organised by the Otago Daily Times, free entry.

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.

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