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National - What’s On Where Listings

National - What’s On Where Listings

Updated 19 July 2002

National - what’s on where listings


~ 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, Wellington, 4 August, and Christchurch 5 to 11 August, below).

*** NATIONAL ***

~ 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 *****


~ 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.


~ Register today for - TUES, 23 July - ‘Putting gender on the health promotion agenda' - women's health is being compromised by poverty, violence, institutional racism, stress and tiredness; strategies to improve their health which do not take these social realities into account are doomed to fail - come and discuss with Jo Fitzpatrick, Sandra Coney and Fiona Cram; from 1pm to 4-30pm, in Newmarket. Space is limited, so you must register by 19 July at the latest, contact Marie-hana Hauraki, tel (09) 520 3973, fax (09) 520 4152, venue details on registration.

~ 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’, Karen refugees from the jungles of Burma will join Kurds from Iraq, African drummers from Burundi, Gypsies from the Czech Republic, the Hsiang-Yin Taiwanese Choir, Korean musician Hyo Soom Kang, Sol de los Andes from South America, Peruvian pan-pipe player Shanti Guillen, Rosemary Menzies’ poetry from Bosnia, Israeli dancer Edna Katz-Levy, and NZ performers Ramon Te Wake, Stan Malcolm, Brenda Liddiard, Mark Laurent, Heartstrings and Many Hands in an amazing three-and-a-half-hour show that will have the audience up and dancing for the grand finale! All proceeds will go to refugee programmes at the Rawene Centre in Birkenhead, 7-30pm at the Bruce Mason Centre, Cnr Hurstmere Rd & The Promenade, Takapuna, $12/$22, for tickets tel (09) 488 3133, purchase from any NZ Post Shop, or check out the Bruce Mason Centre website at http://www.bmcentre.co.nz/whatson.asp Organised by Free Spirit Peace Productions, contact Laurie Ross tel 09 811 8696, and the Friends of Refugees Trust, contact Hugh Fraser email hughfraser@free.net.nz or tel (09) 486 0086.

~ 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

~ WEDS, 24 July - Women's Health Action seminar to provide women with accurate information about HRT, with speakers Sandra Coney, WHA Executive Director; Dr Fiona Stewart, HRT Guidelines cardiologist; and Gill Sanson, women's health researcher and author. From 7pm to 9 pm, at the Auckland Conference Centre, 27-33 Ohinerau Street Remuera, For more information call the Hotline 09 5232 478 (09 5232 HRT) or go to www.womens-health.org.nz and use the link on the first page to go to the HRT study site

~ 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.

~ MON, 5 August - Global Peace and Justice Auckland Forum ‘Organising against the War without Limit', introduction on the latest stage of the war preparations against Iraq, screening of the John Pilger Video on Iraq, and an organising session to plan antiwar action; 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

~ 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.


~ FRI, 19 July - 'Songs of peace and justice', Don Franks live! 8-30pm at the Bluegrass Society, Petone Service centre, (behind Petone library in Richmond St), Lower Hutt; entry by koha.

~ 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.

~ MON, 22 July - Te Tai Tonga political forum - an opportunity for tangata whenua to listen to the aspirations of these Maori representatives and also present issues and concerns to them in a safe environment; Shane Jones (Nga Puhi, Te Aupouri) will be the chair for the evening, confirmed kaikorero are Mahara Okeroa (Labour), Dale Stephens and Hekia Parata (National), Meteria Turei (Greens), Jacqui Amohanga (Mana Maori), Jennifer Waitai-Rapana (Nga Iwi Morehu Movement), and Donna Awatere Huata (Act). Schedule: 5-30pm - Haka Powhiri/Whakatau, 6-00pm - refreshments, 6-30pm - Timata/Mihimihi, Kaikorero Dale Stephens (National) Hekia Parata (National), then next kaikorero will chose numbers from a hat and speaking order will start from here, 8-15pm - refreshment break, 8-30pm - questions, issues, feedback from students/public (this is your time), 10-00pm - finish; at Te Herenga Waka Marae. If you will be attending or have any questions, please contact Kaye Maree Dunn email dunnkaye@scs.vuw.ac.nz or Chris Renwick email renwicchri@scs.vuw.ac.nz. or tel 021 511 593. Hosted by Ngai Tauira, the Maori students association of Victoria University.

~ MON, 22 July - 'Rio plus 10' Debate - representatives of political parties address questions relating to the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) which is due to take place in Johannesburg 26 August to 4 September 2002. Debate will be facilitated by Carol Nelson (ANGOA / CID coordinator of NGO positions on issues related to WSSD); 7-30pm in Wellington City Council Meeting Room 2 (via Atrium Wakefield St). Organised by ATLA ( Appropriate Technology for Living Association), for more info contact Paul Bruce, email Paul.Bruce@paradise.net.nz tel (04) 972 8699 or 021 153 6849. For more info about ATLA check out http://www.converge.org.nz/atla/index.html

~ WEDS, 24 July - 'I'm sorry! I have nothing to apologise for' - lecture and discussion on some of the practical aspects of apologies in mediation, with David Hurley, a mediator with the Employment Relations Service; 5-30pm in Room G 11, Ground Floor, Government Buildings. An NZ Centre for Conflict Resolution Practitioner Seminar Series, $20 per person including GST (make cheque payable to Victoria University), space limited to 28 people, please RSVP to Claire Blanchfield, NZ Centre for Conflict Resolution, PO Box 600, Wellington, tel (04) 463 6327.

~ 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

~ THURS, 25 July - discussion hosted by the Libertarian Communists about the election, topics include should we adhere to anarchist 'dogma and not vote? Are all political parties who seek state power over the working class corrupt and authoritarian? Should we vote for a lesser evil? What alternatives are there to changing capitalism through voting? What alternatives are there to representative democracy? Is representative democracy really democratic? and lots more! starts at 7pm, Peace and Environment Centre, 2nd floor, Trades Hall, 126 Vivian St. For more info contact email libcommies@yahoo.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. All welcome! 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.

~ 17 August to 6 October - 'New Zealand Photographers Abroad' brings together images by eight leading and emerging New Zealand documentary photographers - Bruce Connew, Glenn Jowitt, Terry O'Connor, Gil Hanly, Nicola Dove, Bryn Evans, David Gurr and Louise Hyatt - who were invited by VSA (Volunteer Services Association) to embark on two-week photographic assignments in the countries where VSA sends volunteers - South Africa, Tanzania, East Timor, Laos, Cambodia, Samoa, Bhutan, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. "The exhibition provides both a rich and vibrant celebration of global life and culture and an exploration of the challenges facing people living in the developing world through New Zealanders' eyes." At the City Gallery, for more info check out http://www.city-gallery.org.nz/html/exhibitions/future.html

~ 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.


~ SUN, 21 July - 'Exploring the interfaces: church and community', churches and people share what they are doing in their local communities - big and small things; a JUST Concerns Social Services Gathering; 3pm in the Cathedral Memorial Chapel, 4pm - afternoon tea and discussion in the Visitors Centre, 5-15 pm to 6pm - Social Services Celebration Evensong in the Cathedral. For further information please contact Beryl email pettetb@xtra.co.nz or tel (03) 359 5313.

~ during August - 'Our City: Christchurch's Peace Heritage’, information panels outlining some peace history of Otautahi/Christchurch, at 'Our City ', cnr Oxford Tce and Worcester Boulevard.

~ 3 August to 3 November - Gandhi Exhibition and Seminar series - portraits and informal images of Mohandas Gandhi and a seminar series to promote non-violence as an alternative to conflict, at the Canterbury Museum. For more info contact the Centre for Continuing Education tel (03) 364 2346.

~ 5 to 11 August - Peace Week: includes * on Tues 6 August - lantern ceremony commemorating bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with speakers, poetry and music, all are welcome to float lantern in the river in remembrance of those who perished in the atomic blasts, from 6pm in Victoria Square; and 'Hautu', theatre from award-winning playwright Kathleen Gallagher about Conscientious Objectors during WW2 in NZ, 8pm in Christchurch Cathedral, $10; * Weds 7 August - 'Hautu' at 8pm, Christchurch Cathedral, $10; * Thurs 8 August - 'War and Peace' a film examining nuclear relations between India and Pakistan, banned in India, 2-15pm at the Rialto Cinema; and Peace Poetry from 5-30pm to 7pm, Madras Café Bookshop, Madras Street; * Fri 9 August - Addington Community Peace Concert 'Give Peace a Chance', progressive dinner and performance, from 6pm to 9-30pm in Church Square, free entry, all welcome. For more info contact Adrienne, Disarmament and Security Centre, email adrienne@disarmsecure.org or tel (03) 348 1350.


~ SAT, 20 July - peaceful cycling! basic bicycle maintenance workshop focussing on beginning-level things such as changing tires, oiling chains and replacing cables, starts at 10-30am in the Library workspace at 24B Moray Place (down the alleyway opposite the Rialto), entry is by koha. Organised by The Bicycle Library - Te Ware Paihikara, part of the Dunedin Environment Centre's Sustainable City Initiative, for more info contact Alexander email dect@ihug.co.nz or tel (03) 477 4938.

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