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PMA what’s on where listings

*** INTERNATIONAL ***

~ International Days of Action Against War - * 11 and 12 April - International Women's Peace Action: Women's Worldwide Wailing and Silent Vigils - “be creative, dress in black and collectively mourn and wail against the war on Iraq and injustices worldwide - there is a long tradition of women wailing for peace. Bring empty prams, signs, photos of Iraqi people ...” for more info check out http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/Peace/women * 12 April - the ANSWER Coalition (US) http://www.internationalanswer.org/ the Stop the War Coalition (Britain) http://www.stopwar.org.uk and others are calling for an International Day of Action; for local events see Auckland, Tauranga, Whanganui, Kapiti Coast, Wellington, Takaka and Christchurch in listings below; * 15 April - International Day of Boycott the War Actions http://www.motherearth.org/USboycott/ No money for the war: boycott the US! a call to organise non-violent anti-war consumers actions on this day around the world, picket a petrol station, have restaurant owners announce they withdraw US products, get your school to close any Coke machines and replace them with local or organic products, e-mail avalanches calling for boycott ...

~ Ongoing - Wear a white ribbon for peace - originating with the Campaign Against Violence Against Women, a number of overseas and local groups are now promoting the wearing of a white ribbon, arm band or poppy on your clothing, wrist, car aerial, briefcase or whatever to show your grief for the people of Iraq and opposition to the invasion.

~ Ongoing - Medical Supplies for Iraq - Quaker Peace and Service Aotearoa/NZ are once more raising money to buy medical supplies for Iraq. These will be used to support the US-based NGO, LIFE for Relief and Development, mainly in their cancer relief projects, and the Rome-based NGO, Bridge to Baghdad's Sindbad Primary Health Care Clinic in Basra. Cheques can be made out to Quaker Peace and Service and sent to QPS, 7 Moncrieff Street, Wellington. Credit card donations can processed by email. To arrange a credit card donation or for more information, contact Tony Maturin and Sandra Jones email hoggard@top.net.nz or tel (04) 389-4715. * New! help raise funds for Medical Supplies for Iraq by purchasing a W.A.R. t-shirt, you can order yours at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/warpost.htm

*** NATIONAL ***

~ FRI, 11 April - interview with Sue Rhodes, who has been part of the Christian Peacemaker Team in Hebron, Palestine (and who has spoken recently at public meetings in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington), 4pm on National Radio.

~ 30 April - Green Ribbon Award nominations deadline - "the awards, given by Environment Minister Marian Hobbs, celebrate people leading the way in environmental action." Awards will be made for: caring for the urban environment; caring for the rural environment; caring for our biodiversity; raising awareness of environmental issues; business caring for our environment; kids who care - youth award; state of the environment reporting; and caring for our lakes, rivers and streams, a special award marking the International Year of Freshwater. For more info check out http://www.mfe.govt.nz/withyou/awards/green-ribbon.html

~ 9 to 11 May - National Peace Workshops 2003 - book this date in your diary now! After a two year absence, the annual gathering of peace and anti-war people is back ... organised by Peace Action Network Otautahi, in association with Peace Movement Aotearoa, the National Peace Workshops will take place in Christchurch. They are non-residential this year, but there are some billets available. The programme and registration details are being finalised today; a separate message with all the information will be circulated by Monday.

~ Ongoing - Not in Our Name (Aotearoa / New Zealand) - War without end? not in our name ... at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/nionnz.htm

~ Ongoing - Buy USA? No Way! Boycott US brands, we can help peace every time we go into a shop and we can choose where to spend our money. We can send a message to Bush and his band of bullies that is strong and clear and effective. For more info check out Spend for Peace Boycott at http://www.spendforpeace.co.nz

***** LOCAL *****

*** AUCKLAND

~ Ongoing - to the conclusion of the Auckland peace march on Sat 12 April, Simon, a young musician, is spending 120 hours outside the US Consulate in peaceful and creative protest against the American led war on Iraq. "The protest is in support of peace rather than an anti-war protest ... I am inviting anyone who is creative or wants to merely be an audience member or just a general supporter to come down and jam music, dance or present or create art or anything other form of expression that is peaceful. Satire and parody are especially welcome! ... Let's create a creative peaceful culture based on sharing, not a destructive imperialist culture based on greed! By coming and supporting the peace protest through your art, you will be joining an open jam to jam war culture!” To contact Simon, drop by the US Consulate or check out his web page at http://www.geocities.com/aucklandpeacevigil

~ SAT, 12 April - Foreign troops out now - stop the war on Iraq! protest march which will take a route down Karangahape Rd to visit a Mobil Station and make the link between oil and war, on to the TVNZ studio to protest their biased coverage, then on to the consulates of the 'coalition of the killing' ­ UK, Australia and the USA; assemble at 12 noon at Western Park (corner Ponsonby and Karangahape Roads), finishing with a rally outside the US consulate about 1-30pm. Part of the International Day of Action; organised by Global Peace and Justice Auckland. For more information contact John Minto email jbminto@xtra.co.nz or Mike Treen email miket@pl.net

~ SUN, 13 April - a luncheon of Middle Eastern food to raise funds for medicines for Iraq, the funding is being sent with some Iraqi doctors who are returning to Iraq shortly to help with the impacts of war on the people of Iraq. From 12 noon to 2pm, at the Unitec Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (entry through Gate 3 to Building No 170, staff cafeteria); entry fee $20, payable at the door. Organised by Home and Family Society New Migrants’ group, for more info please contact Mary Gray at Home and Family Society tel (09) 630 8961 or email mary.gray@homeandfamily.org.nz If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation instead, please send it to Home and Family Society, Box 67 120, Auckland, or drop it into 344 Mt Eden Rd. Please indicate your donation is for Iraq and it will be passed on.

~ MON, 14 April - Save Ngawha: stop the prison! protest - picket from 4-30pm to 6pm, outside Helen Clark's electoral office, 65 Sandringham Rd. After decades of Government policy leading to closure of industries, rising unemployment, and the benefit cuts of the '90s leaving struggling communities with resulting rises in crime, the prison is the 'bottom of the cliff' solution offered. On top of this, the site being used is sacred taonga, wahi tapu. Of the 6000 registered historic places in New Zealand only 63 are wahi tapu, less than 10% of the number for churches, chapels and graveyards. Ngawha is a unique geothermal area, with pools whose healing qualities have been used for centuries. Already the geothermal plant (recently built) drains this precious and sacred resource, and the prison is being built at the access to one of the springs, not a mile from the public baths. The picket is to support the ongoing occupation at Ngawha. The occupiers are taking non-violent direct action to stop a prison being build on wahi-tapu, sacred, Nga Puhi land. The prison development is environmentally, spiritually, economically, and socially unsound. Come to the picket on Monday and help to stop the prison at Ngawha. Build communities not prisons! For more info contact email amoorenz@yahoo.com

~ MON, 14 April - Human Rights Network (Auckland) meeting, 5-45pm to 7pm, in the Staff room, Centre for Language and Languages, 2nd floor, A block, Auckland College of Education, Epsom (entrance via Gate 3 at 74 Epsom Avenue - car parks are readily available as staff leave around 5-30pm). For more info or to add items to the agenda, contact Bev Turner tel (09) 418 0700 or email BeverleyTurner@nznet.gen.nz

~ MON, 14 April - Save Ngawha: stop the prison! a public meeting with a video screening of the hikoi and arrests, the initial occupation of the proposed prison site ended with the brutal arrest of 37 people including Kaumatua in June 2002, the current occupation has been ongoing since Dec 2002; speakers will include occupiers and Kaumatua opposing the prison. 7-30pm at Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn. Build communities not prisons! Hosted by Global Peace and Justice Auckland, for more info about the Ngawha campaign, contact Karyn email amoorenz@yahoo.com for more info about GPJA, contact John Minto email jbminto@xtra.co.nz or Mike Treen email miket@pl.net

~ THURS, 17 April - Jeremy Elwood and Daniel Loughnan present 'Which side are you on? An aural history of protest music', a mix of music, storytelling, humour and good old fashioned rock and roll. Performed by Daniel Loughnan (The Unusuals) and Jeremy Elwood (Pulp Comedy), and featuring appearances by Michele A'Court and guest musicians. Bar open from 7pm, show starts 8pm at The Classic, 321 Queen St. $10 / $8 concession, door sales only, a fundraiser for Global Peace and Justice Auckland, for more info contact email jmelwood@hotmail.com

~ FRI, 2 May - the 2002 Roger Award Event! The two Christchurch-based groups (CAFCA and GATT Watchdog) which organise the annual Roger Award say that TNCs are the real "government" of New Zealand; the public were invited to nominate the worst of 2002. The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational that has the most negative impact in New Zealand in each or all of the following fields: unemployment, monopoly, profiteering, abuse of workers/conditions, political interference/running an ideological crusade, environmental damage, cultural imperialism, impact on tangata whenua, impact on women, health and safety of workers and the public. The six finalists are: Tranz Rail; Novartis; Carter Holt Harvey; Shell; Telecom and Sky City. The judges: Sukhi Turner, Mayor of Dunedin; Dr Ranginui Walker, Emeritus Professor at Auckland University, Prue Hyman, academic and feminist, of Victoria University; and John Minto, National Chairperson of QPEC (Quality Public Education Coalition) and community activist. Music and revelry preceding the announcement of the winner begins at 5-30pm, in Freyberg Square, High St. For more information on the awards ceremony, contact email g.baxter@auckland.ac.nz

~ SAT, 3 May - The Invasion of Iraq: 'Justified War'? A seminar looking at the many issues and questions raised by this war: the history leading to this invasion: why now? is this a 'legal' war? the role of the UN in the lead-up to the war; half truths and media spin: whom do you believe? the role of the USA in Iraq: now and in the future; what is Washington’s agenda for the Middle East in the years to come? With presenters: Steve Hoadley, Associate Professor in Political Studies at The University of Auckland; Heval Hylan, former Iraqi citizen, military conscript and lawyer; and David Robie, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at the Auckland University of Technology and co-convenor of Pacific Media Watch. There will be an opportunity at the conclusion of the seminar for open and vigorous debate chaired by Joe Atkinson, Deputy Head of Department, Political Studies, The University of Auckland. From 1pm to 4pm, at the Old Government House Lecture Theatre, The University of Auckland, corner Waterloo Quadrant and Princes Street; entry fee $15 ($10 unwaged, UOA staff). Pre-enrolment is essential, for more information, including how to enrol for this Course G1.920, please contact Continuing Education, tel (09) 373 7599 x87831 or x87832 or email conted@auckland.ac.nz

~ Every day - picket at the US Consulate, Citibank Building, Customs St East; from 7am to 9am, 12 noon to 2pm, and 5pm to 7pm; bring your friends, come every day you can. Organised by Direct Anti War Action, for more info contact email euphemiak@yahoo.com

~ Every week day - anti-war vigil / service with Rev Craig Forbes, 12 noon to 1pm, at the Pitt Street Methodist Church, Newton.

~ Every Wednesday - Direct Anti War Action meeting, supper provided, all welcome! 7-30pm, at Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn. Organised by Direct Anti War Action, for more info contact email euphemiak@yahoo.com

~ Every Sunday - Silent Peace Vigil, every Sunday from 9-15am to 9-45am, outside the Quaker Meeting House, 115 Mt Eden Rd. All welcome, for more info tel Friends Centre (09) 630 6834.

*** THAMES

~ Every Saturday - silent vigil for peace, 9-15am to 9-45am, outside St James Church. For more info contact tel (07) 868 9914, email bellbird@wave.co.nz

*** TAURANGA

~ SAT, 12 April - March against the war, march begins at 12 noon in Red Square, then returns to Red Square for a rally with speakers and the presentation of a letter to the Mayor of Tauranga. Part of the International Day of Action; organised by Tauranga Moana Global Peace and Justice, for more info please contact email hatosnell@hotmail.com

*** GISBORNE

~ Every Thursday - peace vigil, while the aggression continues, from 5pm to 6pm, at Heipipi park by the waka, while the aggression continues. For more info contact tel (06) 868 1905 or email cdelahunty@clear.net.nz

*** NAPIER

~ SUN, 13 April - the Hawkes Bay branch of the Alliance Party invites you to come and hear investigative writer Nicky Hager speak on 'The War, The Bush Administration, and the future of the NZ-US relationship'; 2pm at Clive Square Hall. Gold coin donation admission, afternoon tea to follow. For more information contact Maxine tel (06) 835 6495.

~ Every Wednesday - Peace vigil, a time of silent meditation, from 5pm to 6pm in the Sunken Garden, Marine Parade. Organised by Hawke's Bay Peace Movement, for more info contact Margaret Gwynn, tel (06) 835 2122, email gwynn@paradise.net.nz

*** WHANGANUI

~ Please note the Friday vigil for peace, 12 noon to 1-30pm, Majestic Square will resume on 25 April, vigil dates between now and then are listed below.

~ SAT, 12 April - Peace Vigil, 10-30am to 12 noon, Majestic Square. Part of the International Day of Action; for more info contact Peter tel (06) 345 0634 or email pbiet@clear.net.nz

~ THURS, 17 April - 12 noon to 1-30pm, Majestic Square; for more info contact Peter tel (06) 345 0634 or email pbiet@clear.net.nz

*** DANNEVIRKE

Every Sunday - candlelight vigil for peace, from 7pm to 7-30pm in Copenhagen Square; bring your candle, and wish for peace. Organised by Peace For Iraq - Tararua, for more information contact Tanya tel (06) 374 7267.

*** MASTERTON

~ Every Sunday - Peace Vigil: silent meditation and prayers for world peace, from 5pm to 5-30pm at the Cenotaph, Masterton Park, until the invasion ends. Bring a cushion, candles and flowers if you wish. For more information contact Guusje tel (06) 379 5047

*** KAPITI COAST

~ SAT, 12 April - catch the 'peace train' taking Kapiti folk to Wellington for this Saturday's demonstration as part of the International Day of Action. The peace train will be the regular unit leaving Paraparaumu Station on Saturday at 10-30am. Bring your posters and banners and your friends. Organised by Peace Action Kapiti, for more info contact email adrianandmarei@paradise.net.nz

~ THURS, 17 April - Easter Vigil for Peace, from 4pm to 5pm, on the west side footpath of SH1 leading to the Kapiti Lights intersection at Kapiti Rd. Organised by Peace Action Kapiti, for more info contact email adrianandmarei@paradise.net.nz

*** WELLINGTON

~ FRI, 11 April - public meeting with Sue Rhodes who has been part of the Christian Peacemaker Team in Palestine, an initiative of Mennonite, Church of the Brethren Congregations and Friends' Meetings; from 12-15pm to 1pm, at St Andrews on the Terrace. Supported by The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and Wellington Palestine Group, for more info contact email hoggard@top.net.nz or helen.nadra@xtra.co.nz

~ FRI, 11 April - 'The invasion of Iraq is immoral and illegal' - with Dr Ramon Das, Lecturer in Philosophy, Victoria University, and Merav Datan, International Lawyer and Principal Drafter of the Model Nuclear Weapons Convention, with time for questions and discussion. From 6pm to 7-30pm at St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace. Organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa, in conjunction with St Andrews on the Terrace, for more info contact Peace Movement Aotearoa tel (04) 382 8129 or email pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SAT, 12 April - Stop NZ support for the war! NZ may not be sending combat troops to Iraq, but there's more than one way to support a war, the government expresses ‘regret’ about the war, but maintains involvement with the US military. The NZ navy frigate Te Mana is currently deployed in the Gulf of Oman and Straits of Hormuz, supposedly to oppose ‘terrorism’; there are NZ armed forces personnel at the US Central Command HQ in Tampa, Florida; and the US led Coalition Joint Task Force in Bagram, Afghanistan. The government is actively providing intelligence to the United States through the Waihopai spybase near Blenheim, and assisting the US air force through the USAF base at Harewood ... and Helen Clark refuses to categorically deny the involvement of NZ SAS troops in the current crisis. Gather at 12 noon in Civic Square, march to surround the Defence Headquarters (Stout Street), then a rally at Parliament. Part of the International Day of Action, this protest continues the wave of actions that have been happening all over New Zealand and the world in opposition to the imperialist invasion of Iraq by United States, British and Australian forces. Organised by Peace Action Wellington, for more info contact tel (04) 382 8129 or email peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ SAT 12, SUN 13, MON 14 and TUES 15 April - 'Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky' - screening of the Japanese production, directed by American John Junkerman, which presents the latest in Chomsky's thinking, through a lengthy interview and a series of public talks that he gave in New York and California during the spring of 2002. "A lively introduction to the highly articulate political dissident. For those who know Chomsky's work, the documentary offers a glimpse of the tireless passion, patience and openness of the man behind the words.” Screening times are Sat at 4-15pm, Sun at 12-15pm, Mon at 4-15pm, Tues at 6-30pm at the Paramount Theatre. Part of the World Cinema Showcase, New Zealand Film Festival, for more info contact Shelley McCarten tel (04) 802 2576 or 021 261 5664 or check out http://www.nzff.co.nz

~ THURS, 17 April - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact Peace Movement Aotearoa, tel (04) 382 8129 or email pma@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 17 April - Peace Concert with Tyree Robertson MC and performers including Nick Grandville with guest female vocalist, Carol Henry band, Tj with songs from new album, Deja Blue, Songwriters Set, Hannnah, Cherry and the Jemstones, Acting Natural, Rainbow Country. From 8pm to 2-30am, at the Bluenote, corner Vivian and Taranaki Streets. A fundraising event for Peace Movement Aotearoa, organised by the Bluenote.

~ SAT, 19 April - Justice and Peace in the Middle East information stall, 11-30am to 1pm every Saturday in Cuba Mall (usually near Trade Aid), look for the banners. For more info contact Peace Action Wellington tel (04) 382 8129 or email peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ SAT 19, SUN 20 and MON 21 April - 'The trials of Henry Kissinger' - is America's revered elder statesman and Nobel Peace prize winner a war criminal? Screening of Eugene Jarecki's documentary "which takes a hard-line, left-of-center look at the moral doings of Henry Kissinger. In light of the trials of such official rogues as Slobodan Milosevic, this BBC production feels it's high time to be morally even-handed. The film casts (or exposes, depending on your political choice of language) him as power player, kingmaker, agent of collusion, Zen manipulator (and Nobel Peace Prize winner, to boot) behind many significant events of the 20th century: the initial failure of the Vietnam War peace talks (due in part, the film maintains, to Kissinger's personal political agenda), the secret bombing of Cambodia, the military coup of Salvador Allende in Chile and the Indonesian invasion of East Timor.” Screening times are Sat at 12-30pm, Sun at 6-30pm, and Mon at 4-15pm at the Paramount Theatre. Part of the World Cinema Showcase, New Zealand Film Festival, for more info contact Shelley McCarten tel (04) 802 2576 or 021 261 5664 or check out http://www.nzff.co.nz

~ THURS, 24 April - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact Peace Movement Aotearoa, tel (04) 382 8129 or email pma@xtra.co.nz

~ FRI, 25 April, ANZAC Day - 'Reflections on War: the Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Modern Weapons', with Rob Green, former British Naval Commander, now of the Peace Foundation's Disarmament and Security Centre, with time for questions and discussion. From 6pm to 7.30pm at St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace. Organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa, in conjunction with St Andrews on the Terrace. For more info contact Peace Movement Aotearoa tel (04) 382 8129 or email pma@xtra.co.nz

~ Every week day - St Andrew's on The Terrace is offering a quiet space for anyone to participate in offering ecumenical peace vigil. Everyone is invited to share in a quiet meditative time, offering prayers for peace before going to work; from 8am to 8-30am, Monday - Friday. For more info contact email office@standrews.org.nz

~ Every Saturday - 'Behind the News' on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, presented by Don Franks, Victoria Quade 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.

~ 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.

*** MOTUEKA

~ Every Wednesday - Toot For Peace, from 4-30pm to 5-30pm, in front of Happy Apple Backpackers (east edge of town). Bring a sign and a friend, for more info contact Alison tel (03) 528 8864.

*** NELSON

~ Every day - a candle lit vigil will be held at 5pm, on the Cathedral steps at the top of Trafalgar Street, each night until the war stops. For more info contact Briar Maaroufi email brelma@clear.net.nz or Anne email anne.f@clear.net.nz

~ Every Friday - Peace Talk on Fresh FM (99.4), at approx 7-20am with Matt Lawry and guest. For more info contact email anne.f@clear.net.nz

~ Every Friday - 'Toot for Peace' peace action, 5pm to 6pm on Haven Rd, holding signs encouraging motorists to toot for peace. For more information contact Bob Jones tel (03) 546 8546 or email bobjonesinnz@yahoo.com

*** TAKAKA

~ Every Saturday - Peace vigil, 10-30am to 12 noon, at the Village Green, bring song or instrument or speak if you wish. Not In Our Name pledge forms are available at the vigils, in the Takaka Library (near the CDs) and on the notice board in Wholemeal corridor. Organised by Golden Bay Peace Group and Golden Bay Quakers, for more information contact tel (03) 525 9576 or email helenk@paradise.net.nz

*** CHRISTCHURCH

~ FRI, 11 April - as part of this week's regular Christchurch Catholic Worker vigil, local playwright Kathleen Gallagher is organising a commemoration to all victims of US terror, she asks that you wear black and bring some ashes. From 5pm to 6pm, at the US Air Force base at Harewood, flights from the base serve the vast US military/intelligence bases at Pine Gap and Nurrungar. meet at the Airport Roundabout (where the totem pole is). For more info contact Christchurch Catholic Worker email mmc62@student.canterbury.ac.nz

~ SAT, 12 April - Avon river 'Bring back the frigate' flotilla, meet 11am, corner of Montreal St and Oxford Tce, to set sail to the Town Hall. Boats, rafts, kayaks as well as shore support is needed! Part of the International Day of Action, organised by Peace Action Network Direct Action, for more info contact email yuda@caverock.net.nz

~ SUN, 13 April - Silent Candlelight Vigil for Peace in Iraq - an opportunity for people of all faiths - and none - to silently share our deep desire for peace, and reflect on the lack of peace in Iraq; from 6pm to 7pm, front steps of the Cathedral; Cathedral Square. Please bring a candle, a shield against the wind, silence, a contemplative state; at the striking of the hour, i.e. 7 o'clock, please join hands to signal the end of the vigil. The Dean of the Cathedral extends an invitation to all to join in Evensong after the vigil, 7pm, Cathedral. Saalam - Kia tau te rangimarie - Shalom - May peace come amongst us. Organised by Peace Action Network, for more info please contact email powhiri.rika-heke@canterbury.ac.nz

~ Every day - people of faith and no faith are invited to join us for a half hour prayer service for peace, with prayers from Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities from around the world; 12 noon at St Marks Methodist Church in Somerfield (corner Barrington and Somerfield Streets). For more info contact tel (03) 332 5202 or email ChChSthMeth@xtra.co.nz

~ Every week day - Peace Sanctuary, all are welcome to pray for peace, be still and quiet, or light a candle, from 12 noon to 2pm, at St Luke’s in the City, Anglican Church, corner Manchester and Kilmore Streets. For more info tel (03) 366 2253.

~ Every Friday - Christchurch Catholic Worker invite you to join their vigil at the US Air Force base at Harewood, flights from the base serve the vast US military/intelligence bases at Pine Gap and Nurrungar. Meet at 5pm, at the Airport Roundabout (where the totem pole is). For more info contact Christchurch Catholic Worker email mmc62@student.canterbury.ac.nz

~ Every Saturday - Peace vigil, 12-30pm to 1pm at the Chalice in the Square. For more info contact email heatherthrasher@hotmail.com or tel (03) 981 2825.

*** TIMARU

~ Every Friday - prayers for peace, 12 noon at the stone cross outside St Mary's Church, Church St. For more info please contact Nance Hammond tel (03) 684 4608 or email nancehammond@hotmail.com

*** DUNEDIN

~ Every day - Candle-light vigil in the Octagon. Gather at 7pm, light candles and catch up then stand in silence between 7-10pm and 7-30pm. Anyone who wants to demonstrate opposition to war in this way is welcome. For more info contact email marie@corso.org.nz

~ Every Tuesday - Students Against War meetings, 5pm at Clubs and Socs. For more info contact Katie email klt_grace@yahoo.com

~ Every Tuesday - Coalition Against War meetings, 5-30pm at Quaker Hall. For more info contact Fiona email fionabowker@hotmail.com

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