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National - What’s On Where Listings 12 July 2002

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

~ on now - the Nuclear Free Pacific Flotilla is heading into the Tasman to protest against the transit of the plutonium MOX shipments. For more info about the flotilla, and to keep up with what they're doing, check out http://www.nuclearfreeflotilla.org For info on previous nuclear waste shipments, check out http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/nwastei.htm

~ 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

~ before 6 August - send a message of solidarity and support to the Kobe Port Council against A and H Bombs (Kobe Port Gensuikyo). The Kobe Port Gensuikyo is composed of trade unions in the Port of Kobe, where the nuclear-free 'Kobe Formula' has successfully prevented the entry of nuclear-armed warships into the port for the past 27 years in the face of US government pressure to allow such ships into the port. KPG are about to celebrate their 1000th '6 & 9 Action', held every month to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to demand the total elimination of nuclear weapons and to support the Hibakusha (survivors of the the US nuclear bombings). Send your message of support, or enquiry for more info, to Shushi Kajimoto, Secretary General, Hyogo Gensuikyo email kbnobu@fantasy.plala.or.jp or fax 00 81 78 371 2427.

~ 6 and 9 August - 57th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (for related listings, see National, ongoing to 17 October, and Wellington, 4 August, below).

*** NATIONAL ***

~ vacancy - Educator for the Race and Ethnic Relations team, Human Rights Commission, based in the Wellington office. Deadline for applications to be received is 5pm on Monday 15 July, email applications accepted. For further information and a job description contact Eileen Burton tel (09) 306 2655; for more info about the work of the Race and Ethnic Relations team check out the HRC website at http://www.hrc.co.nz/

~ ongoing 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

~ TUES, 23 July - ‘Debt Summit’ - the third national student debt summit, co-hosted by the NZ University Students Association and Laila Harre, Minister of Youth Affairs; 9-30am to 5pm, at the Auckland University of Technology Conference Facility WA 209, Wellesley Street, Auckland. $20 registration, includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea (if paying by cheque please make it payable to NZUSA and post to PO Box 10-191, The Terrace, Wellington). For more info contact tel (04) 498 2500.

~ 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 *****

*** WHANGAREI

~ THURS 18 and FRI 19 July - two day workshop on Te Tiriti o Waitangi by Network Waitangi, Whangarei; 9am to 4pm, at Pat Irving Lounge, St Johns Church, Kensington, 149 Kamo Road, $50 per waged person; $25 per unwaged person; $40 per person from organisations sending 5 people or more. Bring own lunch, coffee and tea provided. For more info contact Kathryn McKenzie email kamck@paradise.net.nz or tel (09) 436 2143.

~ THURS, 25 July - Northland Sustainability Forum, speakers include Penny Nelson, MFE, on public and private sector triple bottom line case studies; Harvey Brooks, Auckland Regional council, who has been participating in those case studies; Annette Lusk, Executive Director Business's for Social Responsibility; and Malcolm Anderson, Tourism Industry Association on Green Globe 21, an environmental performance program for sustainable tourism; 12-30pm at Forum North Cafler Rooms, organised by the Northland Conservation Board.

~ SAT 27 and SUN 28 July - Northland Hui on GE, Te Rapunga (south of Kawakawa). For more info contact Peter Harrison tel (09) 408 3950, or Percy Tipene (09) 401 4837.

*** AUCKLAND

~ SUN, 14 July - auction of John Bank's home, with garage sale, live music, hot food and fundraising to assist in the struggle to stop Banks/Hay council from selling off council housing; from 2pm at the cnr Remuera Rd and St Vincent Ave, Remuera, bidding starts at 3pm. Organised by CHAG (Council Housing Action Group), for more info or to donate items for garage sale tel (09) 361 1517 or 361 2520.

~ MON, 15 July - Auckland Human Rights Network meeting, 5-45pm to 7pm in A228, Auckland College of Education (use Gate 3, Epsom Ave and go to A block, check at reception if unsure of directions to A228). For more info contact Beverley Turner tel (09) 418 0700.

~ MON, 15 July - 'Politics and human rights', Amnesty International challenges the politicians - West Auckland candidates speak about their party's position on refugees and migration, human rights in the Middle East, and their policies toward terrorism; 7-30pm at Kelston Boys High School, Archibald Road, Kelston. For more info contact tel (09) 827 0441.

~ MON, 15 July - ‘NZ in the World’, special Global Peace and Justice Auckland forum, representatives of political parties to be invited; 7-30pm at 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) with speakers Jessica Dewan, youth delegate in NZ delegation; Trish Grant, Senior Advocate from Office of the Commissioner for Children; Dr Alison Blaiklock, Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa; Pauline Kingi. Director, Auckland/Tamaki Regional office of Te Puni Kokiri; Susan St John, Child Poverty Action Group; panel chairperson is Dr Ian Hassall, Children's Agenda; 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 to 12-30pm, 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

~ THURS, 1 August - 'Pacific perspectives', Rae Julian, Executive Director Council for International Development, speaks at the UNIFEM Auckland Regional Committee AGM; AGM at 7pm, Rae Julian at 7-30pm, evening concludes with supper, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby. For further information contact Beverley Turner email: sejt@nznet.gen.nz or tel (09) 418 0700.

~ WEDS 7 and THURS 8 August - 'Politics of early childhood education' symposium, plenary speakers include Helen May, Roger McClay and Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa Committee members Piripi Davis, Beth Wood and Alison Blaiklock; organised by the Auckland College of Education. For further information please contact Di McKenzie email ecps@ace.ac.nz tel (09) 623 8990 or write to Early Childhood Professional Support, Auckland College of Education, Private Bag 92601, Symonds St, Auckland.

~ SAT 17 and SUN 18 August - 'Broad assembly of Socialist Worker', open to everyone who wants to work with Socialist Worker against capitalism and war, for more info contact socialist-worker@pl.net or Socialist Centre tel (09) 634 3984.

*** WELLINGTON and HUTT VALLEY

~ FRI, 12 July - 'Organic opera and sumptuous supper' with emerging stars Paloma Bruce and Joe Gardner from Victoria University's School of Music accompanied by Emily Mair, tickets are strictly limited but you may get in if you contact Paul right now! $25, contact Paul Bruce (04) 972 8699.

~ 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

~ SUN, 14 July - GE Free New Zealand - Genetic Engineering - find out what its all about! with speakers Nick Kelly (ex-Labour), Russell Norman (Greens) and others from Capital GE Free; 2pm at St Andrews Church, Fergusson Drive, Trentham, Upper Hutt. For more info contact Nick Kelly socialist42@hotmail.com

~ SUN, 14 July - Cambodia Trust AGM, all supporters of the Trust are warmly invited to discuss the year’s achievements and to look forward to the future, 2-30pm at the Cambodian Buddhist Temple, 8 -12 Dart Cres, Island Bay. For more info contact Ian Kidman tel (04) 386 1084.

~ MON, 15 July - 'The Domestic Law of the United States as it Relates to American Indian Tribes', Professor Robert T Laurence (University of Arkansas School of Law) speaks, 5-30pm in Lecture Theatre 1 Rear Courtyard Government Buildings. Organised by New Zealand Centre for Public Law Te Wananga O Nga Kaupapa Ture A Iwi O Aotearoa, for more info contact Claire Blanchfield tel (04) 463 6327.

~ TUES, 16 July - ‘Strengthening families’, forum with Sandra Jensen (Coordinator for Strengthening Families Wellington), 12-30pm to 2pm at Meeting Room, level 7, 75 Ghuznee Street. BYO lunch, organised by WELCOSS, for more info tel (04) 385 3518.

~ TUES, 16 July - Waiwhetü Lower Hutt Peace Group ‘Meet the local candidates’ meeting, with Anna Sutherland (Alliance), Perce Harpham (Greens), Trevor Mallard (Labour) and Richard Townley (National); 8pm at the Waiwhetü Uniting Church Hall, 6 Trafalgar Street, Lower Hutt. For more info contact Arthur Quinn tel (04) 567 0533.

~ TUES, 16 July - ‘Dealing with crime: a different approach’, local candidates describe how they will implement the restorative justice provisions of the Sentencing act (2002) and what priority they will give to restorative justice initiatives, chaired by Ian Johnstone; from 7pm to 9pm at St John’s in the City, cnr Willis and Dixon Streets. Organised by Restorative Justice Services Wellington Trust.

~ TUES, 16 July - The Bypass will happen: Yeah Right! public meeting with speakers including Sue Kedgley and Marian Hobbs, Minister for the Environment; 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.

~ TUES, 16 July - 'Faith and community: the 2002 Election', political party representatives speak on their party’s perspectives on the importance of community harmony, religious freedom and ethnic diversity, chaired by Professor Paul Morris, VUW; from 7pm to 9pm at the Salvation Army Hope Centre, 26 Riddiford St, Newtown. Organised by the Wellington Interfaith Committee, for more information, please contact Major Peter Thorp email PeterThorp@xtra.co.nz or tel (04) 389 7103.

~ WEDS, 17 July - 'Poverty in New Zealand' forum, what are the issues? what are the solutions? with representatives from the major political parties; 7-30pm at the Wellington People's Centre in Lukes Lane, off Taranaki St. Organised by the Wellington People's Centre.

~ THURS, 18 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

~ FRI, 19 July - ECO Street Appeal - collectors needed! If you can help please tel Joe at the ECO office (04) 385 7545 or Elizabeth (04) 476 9809.

~ SAT, 20 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'.

~ SUN, 21 July - Anti Globalisation Meeting: find out why the current government support of globalisation is continuing the New Right agenda! with Nick Kelly and other activists; 2pm in the Taita Central School Staff Room, Taita, Lower Hutt. For more info contact Nick Kelly socialist42@hotmail.com

~ SUN, 21 July - Cambodia Trust annual dinner at the Angkor Restaurant, have a great night out and support the work of the Trust which assists people injured by landmines in Cambodia; 6-30pm at the Angkor, 43 Dixon Street. Tickets are $35, available from Ian Kidman (04) 386 1084 or Niborom (04) 388 1712, or post your cheque (payable to ‘Cambodia Trust’) to PO Box 11 576, Wellington.

~ THURS, 25 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

~ FRI, 26 July - People Before Profit Picket! opposing globalisation, CIT closure, underpaying the teachers, GE, the war on Afghanistan and other government policies that put people second to business profit; from 11am outside Paul Swain’s Taita electorate office, Taita Shops, High St, Lower Hutt. Organised by Nick Kelly, for more info contact socialist42@hotmail.com

~ MON, 29 July - 'The role of the media in the 'war on terrorism', monthly Peace Action Wellington discussion meeting with speakers, from 7pm to 9pm at Athena College, Southmark House, 203 Willis St. For more info contact PAW email peacewellington@hotmail.com or tel (04) 382 8129.

~ THURS, 1 August - 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, 3 August - '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, 4 August - Hiroshima Day Commemoration, with choir performance and student keynote speakers from Aotea College, Samuel Marsden College and Taita College; starts at 1-30pm at the Hiroshima Peace Flame in the Rose Garden, Botanic Gardens (if the weather is bad, the commemoration will be held in the Begonia House in the Garden). Organised by the Peace Council, for more info contact Barney Richards tel (06) 364 8940 or Des Brough tel (04) 388 3173.

~ WEDS, 7 August - ‘How to work with the media’, journalists and public relations professionals talk about their jobs and give insider tips on making the media work for you; 9am to 12 noon at 58 Victoria Street. Free entry but gold coin donation to assist with costs would be appreciated, if you are planning on going please RSVP to Volunteer Wellington email vw@volunteerwellington.org.nz or tel (04) 499 4570 by 26 July.

~ THURS, 8 August - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ TUES, 13 August - ‘Update on Zimbabwe', Martin Jones (lawyer from Zimbabwe) speaks at the meeting of the Waiwhetü Lower Hutt Peace Group, 8pm at the Waiwhetü Uniting Church Hall, 6 Trafalgar Street, Lower Hutt. For more info contact Arthur Quinn tel (04) 567 0533.

~ 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

~ SAT, 13 July - 'Peoples' Global Action: an international network of resistance to global capitalism', hear all about it from Teanau Tuiono (Aotearoa Educators), 1pm at Interactive, 222 High Street, 4th Floor (cnr Cashel and High, above Jean Jones); for more info contact danrae50@hotmail.com

~ MON, 15 July - 'Meet the Candidates' pre-election meeting, 7-30pm at St Mathew's Catholic Church Hall, Jeffrey's Road (near Idris Rd). Organised by St Barnabas' Fendalton, and other local churches, for more info contact Lynette Hardie Wills

*** OAMARU

~ FRI, 12 July - 'Why Genetic Engineering Is Incompatible With Holistic Biology', with speaker Prof Anthony Pisano, Theosophical Society, 7-30pm at Waitaki District Community House, 100 Thames Street. For more info contact Dr Tarlton Fraser tel (03) 439 5686.

*** DUNEDIN

~ SAT, 13 July - 'Why Genetic Engineering Is Incompatible With Holistic Biology', with speaker Prof Anthony Pisano, Theosophical Society, at The Theosophical Society, 236 High Street. For more info contact Mr Alan Philpot tel (03) 473 7411.


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