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PMA what's on where listings

PMA what's on where listings

Apologies for the reduced listings this week with just the events coming up soon, including new listings for today and tomorrow ... circulation of the full listings will resume next week.

*** NATIONAL ***

~ Register now! for the National Peace Workshops 2003 - 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 from 9 to 11 May, at the Coppertop Conference Facilities, Second Floor, Commerce Department, University of Canterbury, Ilam, Christchurch. They are non-residential this year, but there are some billets available. The programme, general information (now updated with venue details and links to on-line maps and bus timetables) and registration form are available at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/npw03.htm

~ If you are in Wellington over ANZAC weekend - get along to the Embassy of Peace and Justice at parliament, see Wellington listing below.

***** LOCAL *****

*** AUCKLAND

~ TUES, 29 April - Auckland Indymedia Doco Night - showcase of three awesome independent documentaries: Not in My Name (41 mins) - the story of the US attack on Afghanistan which we didn't see on our television screens; Woomera 2002 (34 mins) - a documentary about last year's protests at the Woomera Detention Centre for asylum seekers in Australia which resulted in the break out of 50 refugees; and Plan B: Peace (25 mins) - made by Aotearoa Indymedia, this doco looks at NZ's role in the worldwide anti-war demonstrations on Feb 15 that tallied into the millions. Starts 7pm at The Spiral Gallery, 260 Queen Street (above McDonald's - yes we realise the irony.......). $5 / $3 entry, a fundraiser for Aotearoa Independent Media Centre, for more info contact chloeheffernan@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 1 May - International Workers' Day Auckland Rally - Oppose the invasion and occupation of Iraq - Oppose job casualisation - Support higher benefits; 5pm at Downtown Queen St for open mike session, 5-30pm march to Aotea Square for official speakers. For more info contact Daphna tel 021 037 4544 or Garry 021 326 261.

~ 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 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 Saturday - picket at 12 noon, outside the US Consulate, Citibank Building, Customs St East, because the US is still occupying Iraq and killing Iraqis. 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.

*** HAMILTON

~ Every week day - peace vigil from 12 noon to 2pm, Victoria St., opposite The Casino, in front of Garden Place. Bring your slogan and join us even for a few minutes in your lunch hour. Organised by Hamilton Peace Movement, for more info contact Patricia Waugh, tel: (07) 856 1001 or email davetricia@hnpl.net

*** 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

*** GISBORNE

~ Every Thursday - peace vigil, 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

*** WHANGANUI

~ Every Friday - vigil for peace, 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

*** WELLINGTON

~ 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

~ THURS, 24 April - Peace Concert with Tyree Robertson MC, and performers Hinemoana Baker, Tony Tziakis and Nick Christie, TJ, Tofos, Krissy K, Lisa Veltman and Costa Christie, Kim Clifton Band and Friends, Tyree Robinson Band and more! From 8-30pm to 2-30am, at the Bluenote, corner Vivian and Taranaki Streets. A fundraising event for Medical Supplies for Iraq, organised by the Bluenote.

~ FRI, 25 April to SUN, 27 April - Embassy of Peace and Justice! the Embassy of Peace and Justice will be opening on Friday morning at 8am in Parliament grounds, and remain open each day from 8am to 6pm. The public is invited to visit the Embassy and be issued with a 'Passport to Peace'. An official Embassy delegation will visit the representatives of Australia, Britain and the United States to demand explanations for the recent violation of peace and justice in Iraq. This space, operated by Peace Action Wellington, will be the site of teach-in sessions on Friday and Saturday afternoons from 2pm to 6pm. On Friday, the focus will be on New Zealand in the world: invited speakers include Nicky Hager, author of Secret Powers; and Sue Kedgley of the Green Party. On Saturday, the focus will be on international imperialism and the new militarism with speakers including Peace Movement Aotearoa. There will be educational material available as well opportunities for discussion and debate. The Embassy will close on Sunday evening with a candlelight vigil from 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph. All are welcome. For more information, please contact tel (04) 383 9315 or tel 021 147 3517.

~ FRI, 25 April, ANZAC Day - 'Reflections on War: the Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Modern Weapons', with Rob Green, former British Navy 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

~ SAT, 26 April - 'Action on abolishing child poverty', with Graham Howell, Downtown Community Ministry, on the Child Poverty Action Group Report; Shaun Devoy, Wellington Region CHAANZ Co-Housing Trust, on the Affordable Housing Strategy; and an Action Workshop. From 2pm, at the Crossways Community Centre, corner Brougham and Elizabeth Streets. A Wellington Peoples Forum, for more info contact email jocelynb@actrix.co.nz

~ TUES, 29 April - 'The role of media in war', lunchtime lecture by Alastair Thompson, Editor of Scoop Internet News, from 12-15pm to 1pm, at St Andrews on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace. Organised by the St Andrew's Trust for the Study of Religion and Society, for more info contact tel (04) 472 9211 or email office@standrews.org.nz

~ WEDS, 30 April - Human Rights Dimensions of the Treaty of Waitangi - with speakers TeHuia Bill Hamilton (HRC Treaty Project Manager) and Michael Powles (Commissioner). "One of the new functions of the Human Rights Commission is to promote by research, education, and discussion a better understanding of the human rights dimensions of the Treaty of Waitangi and their relationship with domestic and international human rights law. The Commission plans to achieve this by facilitating public dialogue around those themes." From 10-30am to 12 noon, Conference Room, Human Rights Commission, L8, Vogel Bldg, 8 Aitken St. A Human Rights Speakers Forum, if you're planning on going please RSVP to Narlene Ioane tel (04) 473 9981 or email Narlenei@hrc.co.nz

~ WEDS, 30 April - 'Why the Crown needs a Coherent Long Term Strategy for Relationships with Indigenous People: Lessons from Canada', with Professor Brad Morse, from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, a longstanding teacher and researcher in indigenous people's issues; from 12.30pm, Lecture Theatre 3, Ground Floor, VUW Law School (Old Government Buildings). For more info please contact please contact Renee Tibbs tel (04) 463 6327 or email renee.tibbs@vuw.ac.nz

~ THURS, 1 May - Ya Basta! No War, No Capitalism! Mayday Mayhem Masquerade March - with masks, costumes and pots in hands the carnival will congregate at the Freedom shop, where Food not Bombs will provide free food and local musicians will play. We will then be heading down Cuba Street to Civic Square (*see rally details below) before heading off to a range of undisclosed locations. Our purpose is to make as much noise and be as colourful as possible, so bring pots, pans and put on your best britches; this is our celebration for all the workers of the world. It is a time to unite our voices against the continuing injustice we suffer under capitalism. Meet at 12 noon from the Freedom Shop, 272 Cuba Street. For more info check out http://aotearoa.wellington.net.nz/mayday/

~ THURS, 1 May - Celebrate International Workers' Day, rally with performances by Brass Razoo Solidarity Band, and others; speakers include Stephanie Cook (WCC), Don Franks (Peace Action Wellington), and others; food, fun, and music for all; 12-30pm in Civic Square. For more info contact email john@eclectic.org.nz

~ THURS, 1 May - 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

~ 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.

*** 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

*** CHRISTCHURCH

~ FRI, 25 April, ANZAC Day - Anzac Dawn Ceremony Vigil with Women in Black (Christchurch). All are welcome to support this silent vigil, remembering the deaths and injuries of men, women and children in all wars. You are invited to wear black, bring flowers/wreath, candles and a sign if you wish, eg "We remember the children and women injured and killed in the wars." Men are welcome to stand in support too. Meet at 6-15am, at the Chalice in Cathedral Square.

~ 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 ________________________________________

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 mailto:pma@xtra.co.nz Please put 'for what's on' in the subject heading of your message.

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