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PMA National - what’s on where listings

Updated 25 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

~ 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 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

~ 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 *****


~ SAT 3 August and SUN 4 August - Environmental Expo - promote your group, your product, anything and everything environmentally-friendly! For more information contact Barbara email barbara@ernz.org or tel (09) 403 8843


~ 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.


~ TUES, 30 July - 'Sustainability as a basis for economic development in New Zealand' with Klause Bosselman and Claudia Bell, 1pm to 2pm at the Maidment Theatre. Part of the University of Auckland Winter Lecture Series, for more info contact Continuing Education, tel (09) 373 7599 x7831 or x7832.

~ 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 - Tamaki Treaty Workers meeting, 7-30pm at Pt Chevalier Community House, Huia Street. For more info contact Jen tel 021 110 0799.

~ 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

~ MON, 5 August - screening of a 90 minute award winning documentary which even handedly deals with the Israeli / Palestinian situation by talking with children from both sides, 8pm at the Academy Theatre, Lorne Street. A fundraising event for the Green Party - tickets $15 - $12, for more info tel (09) 376 4143 (day), (09) 638 8715 (evening).

~ 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.

~ THURS, 15 August - 'Clearing landmines and cluster bombs in Kosovo', with speaker Major John Flanagan, NZ Defence Force, who worked as the Program Manager of the Mine Action Co-ordination Centre, the international group which achieved spectacular success in clearing all known minefields and cluster bomb areas from war-torn Kosovo, in 1999-2001; 7-30pm in Room 3.407, School of Engineering, University of Auckland, 20 Symonds St; refreshments to follow in the 12th floor common room. Organised by Engineers for Social Responsibility, Auckland Branch, and NZ Campaign Against Landmines. For more info contact Neil Mander email neilman@clear.net.nz tel (09) 625 9306.

~ 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.


~ 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 Jill Ovens (former media studies lecturer from the Auckland University of Technology, and anti-war activist within the Alliance), Alistair Thompson (editor of on-line news service Scoop), Jeff Evan and Kieran Monaghan (Wellington Indymedia). Come and have your say ... all welcome! 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

~ FRI, 2 August - CND Annual street appeal - collectors needed! if you can help please contact Tony tel (04) 801 9449.

~ FRI 2 and SAT 3 August - 'Structural Analysis from a Tangata Tiriti View', workshop with Mitzi Nairn; from 5-30pm to 9pm on Friday, and 9am to 6pm on Saturday; $30/$20 (plus $10, or bring food for shared meals). The workshop is for people who are working towards honourable kawanatanga and you are welcome to attend (and to invite anyone else who is interested to come) on that understanding. For more info or to register please contact Catriona email catriona.budge@xtra.co.nz or tel 04 386 4408. Organised by Network Waitangi Wellington.

~ 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, and Marian Hobbs - 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.

~ SAT, 17 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'.

~ 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.


~ WEDS, 31 July - meeting to organise a campaign against the Christchurch City Council's plan to transform the council's rubbish collection operations into a user-pays service; 7-30pm at InterActive, 4th floor, 222 High St.

~ 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. ________________________________________

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 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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