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National: What’s On Where Listings

Updated 20 September 2002

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

~ 21 September - UN International Day of Peace, this year the day is being marked around the world with for vigils for peace, especially relevant with the ongoing 'war on terrorism' and impending new war on the people of Iraq. For more information check out International Day of Peace Vigils http://www.idpvigil.com and Pathways To Peace http://www.pathwaystopeace.org See local listings for Takaka below.

~ 28 September - The national Day of Action to Stop the War on Iraq, organised jointly by the Stop the War Coalition (Britain) http://www.stopwar.org.uk/ and the Muslim Association of Britain http://www.mabonline.net/ has become an international day of action with events in various countries, including here. See local listings for Auckland, Napier and Wellington below.

~ 5 to 7 October - Pine Gap Protest! desert camp - national convergence on Pine Gap - major days of action being planned now - workshops - creative actions - music - give the land back to the Arrernte people! Pine Gap is a military spy base for the United States, it is located at Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. It has been there since the 1960s and has played a major role in many US military operations (including the Gulf War and the current 'War on Terror'). "It will be an integral part of the proposed US star wars system enabling the US to dominate and control space. Its very existence on Australian soil makes us complicit in the military strikes of America and makes us a nuclear target. We don't want it. Help us expose it and shut it down this October." For more info check out http://www.foe.org.au/nc/nc_pine.htm

~ 26 October - Stop the war on Iraq before it starts! began as a national march on Washington on the first anniversary of the signing of the so-called Patriot Act; now an International day of Action. "As the Bush administration violates international law it has been systematically engaged in a campaign of division and repression in the United States including a wholesale assault on the Bill of Rights, institutionalisation of racial profiling, and aggregation of near dictatorial powers to the Executive branch. In articulating the so-called doctrine of preemptive war, the Bush administration is preparing to violate all existing international law and the UN charter which forbids countries to carry out war except in the case of self-defense. Preemption is merely a slogan to justify a foreign policy of armed aggression and military adventure." For more info check out http://www.internationalanswer.org/

~ Ongoing - Veterans for Peace Iraq Water Project - which sends teams of veterans/activists into Iraq to renovate water treatment plants in protest at, and to assist alleviating the effects of, the sanctions - is looking for volunteers from other countries including NZ. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please check out http://www.iraqwaterproject.com.

*** NATIONAL ***

~ THURS, 3 to SAT, 6 October - Treaty 2002 conference, for anyone who already has at least a basic knowledge about Te Tiriti and wants to strategise with others towards a Treaty-based Aotearoa; at Nga Kete Wananga Marae, Manukau Institute of Technology. For more info or to register, check out http://www.manukau.ac.nz/treaty2002

~ 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.

~ 31 October - Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2002 - nominations for the 2002 Award close on 31 October. Roger Award nomination form and criteria are available on-line at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/rog2002n.htm

~ 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

~ FRI, 20 September - 'Globalisation, Women Workers and the Struggle for Justice', with Emilia Dapulang, vice president of the KMU (Kilusang Mayo Uno, or May First Movement), the best known Filipino trade union confederation; 7-30pm, Pat Irving Lounge, St John's Church Centre, 149 Kamo Road. For more info contact Tim Howard e-mail the-farm@ihug.co.nz or tel (09) 437 6474.

*** AUCKLAND

~ SAT, 28 September - 'Stop the War on Iraq' protest march, assemble 12 noon, Queen Elizabeth Square then march to Aotea Square for a rally. Organised by Global Peace and Justice Auckland, For more info contact Mike Treen miketreen@yahoo.co.nz or John Minto jbminto@xtra.co.nz

~ MON, 30 September - 'Some Reflections on Women's Human Rights in the 21st Century', Dr Feride Acar (Vice-Chair, United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women - CEDAW) speaks at a public forum, 5-30pm for refreshments, 6pm for speaker, at St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby. Organised by the Human Rights Commission, please RSVP by 26 September if you're planning on going, to Bernadette Gleeson email bernieg@hrc.co.nz or tel (09) 306 2653.

~ MON, 30 September - Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa AGM 2002, business followed by an update by Alison Blaiklock on the draft report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, light supper and refreshments will be served; 7pm at Orakei Marae (go to the end of Kupe Street, continue past the Health Centre on the left and through the gateway, veer right into the car park, the meeting room is in the building ahead). If you are planning on going, please RSVP by 23 September to Bettina Schempf (ACYA Secretary) email tina.sch@ihug.co.nz or tel (09) 271 3532.

~ MON, 7 October - 'Is democracy a 'foreign flower' in the Pacific?', David Robie, Pacific journalist and senior lecturer in Communication Studies at AUT and John Ondawame, of the Free Papua Movement, speak at the Global Peace and Justice Auckland October forum; 7-30pm at Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. For more info contact Mike Treen miketreen@yahoo.co.nz or John Minto jbminto@xtra.co.nz

*** NAPIER

~ SAT, 28 September - Peace for Iraq rally - a new war against Iraq would be a disaster for the people of the region and the world, we are calling on all Hawke's Bay supporters of peace and social justice to join an anti-war mobilisation on Saturday September 28th as part of an international campaign to oppose the push for war on Iraq by the US and UK. War is a crime against humanity, the environment and the consequences of escalating violence in the Middle East are unthinkable. War resolves nothing and creates more suffering. The rally will start at 11am, in Clive Square, followed by a march to Saint John's Cathedral. People are invited to bring a flower as a reminder of the fragility, preciousness and beauty of life. For more info contact Odile Balas tel 06 835 0141 or email odile@xtra.co.nz

*** WELLINGTON and HUTT VALLEY

~ FRI, 20 September - 'Monitoring Sustainable Development in New Zealand', a free seminar designed to provide some insights into whether we are meeting current needs, and how our actions, both past and present, may be impacting on the stock of resources that will be available in the future; 2pm to 3-30pm, at Archives New Zealand, 10 Mulgrave St. Organised by Statistics New Zealand, please register to attend with Mike Brookes email Mike_Brookes@stats.govt.nz The report 'Monitoring Progress Towards a Sustainable New Zealand' report can be read at http://www.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/web/prod_serv.nsf/htmldocs

~ WEDS, 25 September - 'Absolutely Positively STV', public meeting with Councillors, representatives of ethnic communities and experts on STV (Single Transferable Vote); 5-30pm at St John's Hall (cnr Willis/Dixon St) . Organised by the Electoral Reform Coalition (04) 934 1779.

~ THURS, 26 September - 'Globalisation, Hip Hop culture and Maori, a seminar by Thomas Haapu, 11am to 12-30pm, Te Herenga Waka Marae, Victoria University. For more info contact Danica Waiti email D.Waiti@massey.ac.nz ot tel (04) 380 0625 x6025.

~ THURS, 26 September - 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, 26 September - the 2002 CBC AGM - anyone who is interested in the issue of the bypass and other urban concerns is welcome, indeed encouraged, to attend; in Committee Meeting Room 1, Wellington City Council buildings, Wakefield Street. For more info contact CBC email kerryn.pollock@paradise.net.nz

~ FRI, 27 and SAT, 28 September - 'Equipping the Saints' - A Training Workshop for Prison Ministry', a ten hour training seminar for those church members who are either involved in prison ministry, or are interested in being trained in prison ministry; to be held at Crossroads Community Church, Salvation Army, cnr Kings Cres and Cornwall St, Lower Hutt. Conducted by Prison Fellowship New Zealand, for more info contact Carolyn Workman, email pfnz@xtra.co.nz or tel (04) 570 1252.

~ SAT, 28 September - No new war on Iraq! with music, speakers, and information tables, from 12 noon, in Cuba Mall. Organised by Peace Action Wellington, as part of the international day of action, for more info contact PAW tel (04) 382 8129.

~ THURS, 3 October - 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, 3 October - 'In a land of Plenty', Alistair Barry, producer and director of the documentary hit from the Film Festival will introduce the film and lead a discussion; 7pm at the Memorial Theatre, Victoria University Students Union. Tickets ($10) available at 220 Willis Street, organised by the Wellington Central Labour Party.

~ ongoing 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 Service Abroad) 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

~ SAT, 26 October - 'Celebrating Alan Brunton: a celebration of his life and work', in memory of Alan, the celebration features performers from Red Mole's recent and not so recent past, more information on-line at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/alan.htm

~ every Saturday - 'Behind the News' on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Linda Hobman and Jim Delahunty. If you have something you'd like them to cover, or a comment on the programme, please contact Jim Delahunty tel (04)938 6943 or Linda Hobman tel (04) 380 0194.

~ 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.

*** TAKAKA

~ SAT, 21 September - vigil to mark the UN International Day of Peace, handing out white camellias with a message, providing resource material on Iraq and other peace issues; from 9-30am to 11am on the Takaka Village Green. Organised by Takaka Quakers and Peace Group, for more info contact email helenk@paradise.net.nz

*** CHRISTCHURCH and LYTTELTON

~ FRI, 20 September - 'New Directions in Prison Ministry', a seminar for interested Christians to explore new developments in prison ministry, and the Prison Fellowship's core programmes which focus on three areas - transformation, restoration and reintegration; 7-30pm at Bible College of New Zealand, 70 Condell Avenue, Papanui. Conducted by Prison Fellowship New Zealand, for more info contact Carolyn Workman, email pfnz@xtra.co.nz or tel (04) 570 1252.

~ FRI, 11 and SAT, 12 October - 'Equipping the Saints' - A Training Workshop for Prison Ministry', a ten hour training seminar for those church members who are either involved in prison ministry, or are interested in being trained in prison ministry; to be held at Bible College of New Zealand 70 Condell Ave, Papanui. Conducted by Prison Fellowship New Zealand, for more info contact Carolyn Workman, email pfnz@xtra.co.nz or tel (04) 570 1252.

~ ongoing 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.

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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.

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Tel +64 4 382 8129, fax 382 8173 email pma@xtra.co.nz
PMA website - http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/
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