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Peace Movement Aotearoa What’s On Where Listings


Updated 20 June 2003

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PMA what’s on where listings
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*** INTERNATIONAL ***

~ International Days of Action Against War - there are currently no international days of action as such scheduled until September; national events on soon in the US and Britain are: * 21 June - Stop the War Coalition Activists Conference in London, Stop the War Coalition http://www.stopwar.org.uk/ * 4 July - National protest against Bush and the unconstitutional policies of his administration, demanding a total change in priorities: an end to US occupation of Iraq - bring the troops home; no endless wars, occupation, colonialism or US empire; repeal the USA Patriot Act, restore civil liberties, end election fraud and corruption; no to racism, sexism, and attacks on immigrants; no to privatisation, cuts in education, welfare, veterans and other benefits and services; money for human needs - not the Pentagon war machine; for more info see Justice in July http://www.justiceinjuly.org/ ANSWER Coalition http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j4/index.html and United for Peace and Justice http://www.unitedforpeace.org

*** NATIONAL ***

~ Now available - the nomination criteria and nomination form for the 2003 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand; you can get yours on-line at http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/community/CAFCA/publications/Roger/Rogernomination.pdf or from Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa, email cafca@chch.planet.org.nz The deadline for nominations for the 2003 Roger Award is 31 October 2003.

~ FRI, 27 to SUN, 29 June - ECO Annual Conference 2003, with the theme 'Getting Results!' - a great opportunity for people from New Zealand's environment and conservation groups to gather to share ideas, discuss key environmental issues, learn valuable skills and be energised and inspired. The programme is available on-line at http://www.eco.org.nz/prog2003.asp and includes a mix of dynamic speakers and interactive workshops covering marine protection, environmental education, the workings of the media, multi-cultural environmental perspectives and having fun; there will be an Auckland flavour, including a local tour with an environmental twist. Fully catered with delicious food (we care about our food!) at the welcoming Awataha Marae on the North Shore, within easy bus and car access of Auckland's centre, you are welcome to stay at the marae during the conference. For more info or to get your registration pack, contact Ginnaya Turner, ECO Conference Coordinator, tel (09) 630 6317, fax (09) 630 7121, or email registrations@eco.org.nz

~ WEDS, 2 to FRI, 4 July - 'Tinorangatiratanga in Public Health: Working with Mäori and indigenous values and principles' is the theme of the 2003 Public Health Association Conference; hosted by the Mäori Caucus at Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia. For more info contact email pha@actrix.gen.nz

~ FRI, 4 and SAT, 5 July - National Day of Action against US economic and military dominance with the general themes of: whose independence? US independence at whose expense? and independence for all. In the cities with a US military or diplomatic presence, protest will be mainly focussed around that! In towns and cities with neither of those, then you could do something around a symbolic or actual example of US imperialism: KFC, McDonalds, a petrol station ... Or you could use the day/s to educate around independence, what does it mean for Aotearoa / NZ, what kind of independence do we want, what positive alternatives are there to corporate globalisation ... whatever you like! See local listings below for Auckland, Lower Hutt, Wellington (4 and 5 July) and Christchurch (ongoing and 4 July); more listings in next week’s ‘what’s on where’. If you wish to have your event included in the next ‘what’s on where’ e-listings, just email the details to pma@xtra.co.nz

~ FRI, 11 to Sun, 13 July - ‘Reclaiming public education’, the Quality Public Education Coalition national conference with speakers Michael Apple ‘The new right revolution and how parents can create truly democratic schools’, Jane Kelsey ‘GATS and other new threats to public education’, Laila Harre ‘The role of politics in bringing about change in education’, and Helen May ‘Participation and equity in early childhood education: 1938 - 2002’; plus presentations and workshops. At the Hokowhitu site, Massey University, Palmerston North; for more info or to get a registration form, contact tel (06) 356 9660 or email iasnook@clear.net.nz

~ 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 *****

*** KAIKOHE

~ Ongoing to SAT, 21 June - Matariki: 'Remembering the past - Rejuvenating the present - Revitalising the future' - celebrating the Mäori new year. Plenty of events around Kaikohe and on Otiria marae; for more information tel (09) 401 0259, or email moemilne@xtra.co.nz

*** AUCKLAND

~ SAT, 21 June - WILPF Matariki / Winter Solstice lunch, with good food, entertainment, and speakers; 12 noon at Friends’ Meeting House, 113 Mt Eden Road. For more info contact Joan Macdonald tel (09) 360 8001 or email joanmac@pl.net

~ WEDS, 25 June - People power time! Meeting for people to sign on as a Metrowater boycotter - if you want to sign on, please bring your last 4 Metrowater bills (ie: what you pay for one year) and your last rates bill with you; these documents are needed to complete the 'letter of dispute' that will then be filled out to be sent to Metrowater. Bring along everyone you know who wants to join the boycott, you don't have to be only from Avondale. Water is a basic human right under international human rights law - it should be affordable and no one should be arbitrarily deprived of it. From 7-30pm to 9pm, Avondale Community Centre, 99 Rosebank Rd, Avondale. Organised by the Water Pressure Group (Auckland), for more info contact Penny Bright tel (09) 846 9825 or email pennybright@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 26 June - 'Together against Torture', a seminar to discuss: what international law is in place protecting people from torture and how effective has the 1987 UN Convention against Torture been? How does New Zealand fare in the international scene? Is it supporting regimes and governments that covertly or overtly torture their citizens? How has the 'war against terrorism' impacted on people’s rights and freedoms? Refugees, who have experienced torture, will tell their stories and a representative from Amnesty International will discuss the role of their organisation in the global fight against torture, one of the least reported, yet most serious, human rights violations. The seminar convener is Heval Hylan, a refugee from Iraq who is qualified as a lawyer both in Baghdad and in New Zealand, and who works closely with the refugee community and liaises regularly with the government. Organised by the Centre for Continuing Education at The University of Auckland in recognition of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. From 7pm to 9pm, Room 039, ClockTower Building, 22 Princes Street; free entry. For more info contact Jo Davies, Programme Coordinator, Community Education, Centre for Continuing Education, tel (09) 373 7599 x88693 or email je.davies@auckland.ac.nz

~ SAT, 28 June - Forum: Peace in Sri Lanka - a follow-up of the Symposium 'Land, Language and Culture of Tamils in Sri Lanka' held 17 February 2002. Asia 2000 New Zealand award winning media official Tarek Bazley of Radio New Zealand has visited Sri Lanka and will report on the ongoing peace process; 3pm in Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, 13 May Road, Mt Roskill. Organised by the Federation of Tamil Associations of New Zealand, for more info contact email george_nzts@hotmail.com

~ 30 June - 'New Zealand and the Hague Conference: Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution and Family Law in the Cross-Border Context', a seminar by Hans van Loon, Secretary-General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, with commentary from Judge Doogue DCJ and Colin Pidgeon QC; 12 noon to 2-30pm, at Buddle Findlay, Price Waterhouse Coopers, 188 Quay Street. $30 ($15 students), includes lunch and seminar materials. Organised by VUW Faculty of Law, International Law Association (NZ Branch) and NZ Centre for Public Law; for more information and to register contact Renee Tibbs tel (04) 463 6327 or email renee.tibbs@vuw.ac.nz

~ MON, 30 June - Indymedia fundraising screenings: Culture Jam: Hijacking Commercial Culture, Jill Sharpe; Globalisation and the Media, Undercurrents; and CELL anti-ads, Cell Art; 7pm at Alleluya, St. Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Road. Organised by Aotearoa Indymedia (Auckland), for more info contact email bern@ihug.co.nz

~ FRI, 4 July - 'Independence from the USA', protest against the US occupation of Iraq to mark Independence Day in the US; 5-30pm, US Consulate, Customs Street, Downtown Auckland. Organised by Global Peace and Justice Auckland, for more info contact John Minto email jbminto@xtra.co.nz or Mike Treen email miket@pl.net

~ 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

~ MON, 23 June - 'The current crisis in Iraq and its implications', a Powerpoint presentation by Jeff Memler; 7-30 pm at the Methodist Centre, London Street. 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

*** WANGANUI

~ FRI, 20 June and SAT, 21 June - Maramatanga o te Tiriti o Waitangi / Understanding the Treaty of Waitangi. The workshop is designed for those wishing to start the bicultural journey; it provides an opportunity for people to learn about the Treaty of Waitangi and its relevance to our society, and is designed for people who wish to live a Treaty-based life at home at work and in their everyday life. Participants have the opportunity to reach an understanding of the nature of culture and an awareness of cultural identity, become aware of the pre-treaty history of Aotearoa/New Zealand, study both the Mäori and English versions of te Tiriti o Waitangi and discuss the intentions of the Treaty, and become familiar with Treaty related events from 1840 to the present day. Facilitators are Roni Fitzmaurice, Barbara Cowan and Helen Simmonds (Network Waitangi, Manawatu); Mäori Caucus Leaders are Makareta Tawaroa and Kiritahi Takiari. Participants will be provided with folder and copies of documents used in the workshop. Cost is $60 plus GST residential (breakfast and lunch provided), or $50 plus GST non residential (bring your own lunch); tea and coffee provided. From 7pm-9pm on Friday; 9am-4pm on Saturday, at the Mount St Joseph Conference Centre, 14 Hillside Terrace. Please register by Monday 16 June by contacting Jenny or Jan, tel (06) 345 5047, fax (06) 345 8981 or email ssjoseph@xtra.co.nz

*** PALMERSTON NORTH

~ SAT, 21 June - Manawatu Peace Collective meeting, to plan future peace events; 10am at the Educational Centre, Esplanade Gardens. All welcome, for more info contact Aileen, tel (06) 358 6624.

~ THURS, 26 June - ‘Who rules? Participation in Democracy’, Panel on Consultation with Christine Cheyne (Social Policy Researcher), Councillor Alison Wall, Councillor Roni Fitzmaurice, and Ian Wilson (Chair, District Health Board); 12 noon to 1pm, Lecture Room (ground floor), City Library. Organised by the Manawatu WEA, for more info contact tel (06) 356 9681.

~ THURS, 3 July - ‘Who rules? Participation in Democracy’, Terence O’Brien gives an international perspective, 12 noon to 1pm, Lecture Room (ground floor), City Library. Organised by the Manawatu WEA, for more info contact tel (06) 356 9681.

*** 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.

*** LOWER HUTT

~ FRI, 20 June - Matariki: a multicultural celebration of the Mäori new year - Mäori, Pacific and Latin American performers entertain with kapahaka, singing, dancing, story telling and audio visual displays; 7-30pm at the Little Theatre, entry by gold coin donation. Organised by Te Awakairangi Community Arts Council, for more info contact Uili Fecteau tel (04) 972 1675 or Chris Pihema tel (04) 972 1505.

~ FRI, 4 July - US out of Iraq! No NZ support for the occupation! US Independence Day protest, 7pm at the residence of US Ambassador Charles Swindells, 99 Ludlum Crescent (corner Ludlum Crescent and Woburn Road, by Hutt Rec). If you are coming by train, Wellington folks will be gathering at Wellington railway station from 6pm to catch the train departing at 6-20pm, arriving Woburn at 6-39pm. If you are walking from Woburn railway station: go to the over bridge at the south end of the railway station (to your right as you get off the train), go up the ramp, turn right at the top, then right onto the down ramp; cross the road and walk along Massey Avenue until you get to the end; continue walking in the same direction across the road ahead, you will now be on Ludlum Crescent; continue in same direction (ie away from the railway station) along Ludlum Crescent, and the ambassador’s residence is around the corner. Organised by Peace Action Wellington, for more information contact email peacewellington@hotmail.com

*** WELLINGTON

~ FRI, 20 June and SAT, 21 June - 'Peacemaking: What on earth can we do?', a conference to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Papal Letter 'Peace on Earth' (1963). Friday, 7-30pm to 9pm: opening address Bishop John Dew, Auxiliary Bishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington; Saturday 9am to 4pm - workshops : 'Peace on Earth: its relevance today', Father Gerry Burns, Chair JPD Commission; 'Action for Peace', Moana Cole, Peace Activist, Christchurch; 'Catholic just war teaching', Kevin McBride, Pax Christi, Auckland; 'International issues', Terence O’Brien, Former NZ Ambassador to the United Nations; 'Peacebuilding in the Pacific', Teresia Teaiwa, Senior Lecturer/Programme Director, Pacific Studies, Victoria University of Wellington; 'Wellington Waitangi Tribunal Report on the Tenths Trust Wellington District - Te Whanganui a Tara Me Ona Takiwa', Morrie Love/Neville Gilmore; and 'New Zealand: a just society?', Richard Noble, Downtown Community Ministry. The conference is at Connolly Hall and the Catholic Centre, Hill Street. Organised by the Justice Peace and Development Commission, Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington; koha entry. For more info and to register for the workshops, please contact Kay Smith tel (04) 496 1701, fax (04) 496 1768, or email k.smith@wn.catholic.org.nz

~ SAT, 21 June to SUN, 22 June - Te Whakanui i a Matariki, a full programme of events and workshops at Pipitea Marae, Thorndon Quay. Workshop spaces are limited, to book or for more info please contact Iwa Holmes tel (04) 236 8836 or email iwa.holmes@clear.net.nz or Diane Prince tel (04) 970 5399.

~ SUN, 22 June - Public meeting about the privatisation of water and electricity services - the Wellington and Hutt City Councils decided in April to put water service provision into a water trading organisation which will operate under commercial law and be open to competition from private corporations in NZ and world-wide from 1 July 2003; with speakers Penny Bright (Water Pressure Group, Auckland) talking about what has happened in Auckland with water services no longer under direct council control, and the initiatives the Water Pressure Group have developed in response; and Quentin Findlay who will give an overview of the the effects of the privatisation of electricity and offer alternatives for handling it. At 2pm, Crossways, corner Elizabeth and Brougham Streets; for more info contact Jocelyn Brooks tel (04) 385 1936 or email jocelynb@actrix.co.nz

~ MON, 23 June - 'Peacekeepers?' - public meeting with Keith Locke presenting the 'pro' side and Bill Logan presenting the 'con' side, then discussion; 7pm to 9pm, Athena College, 203 Willis Street. Organised by Peace Action Wellington, for more information contact Val tel (04) 383 9315 or email peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ WEDS, 25 June - public meeting to launch the revitalised Latin America group, providing links to information on Latin America, its culture and related activities in New Zealand; 5-30pm at the ALAY Community Centre for Refugees and Migrants, 5th floor, Victoria Arcade, off Victoria Street (opposite police station). For more info contact Paul Bruce tel (04) 972 8699, email Lac@apc.org.nz or Sala Abrahim, ALAY Centre, tel (04) 499 3390.

~ WEDS, 25 June - Windymedia film evening, screening 'Chavez - the revolution will not be televised', about the Chavez government in Venezuela; 8pm at the Newtown Community Centre, corner Colombo and Rintoul Streets. For more info contact email ksimpson@ihug.co.nz

~ THURS, 26 June - candle lit 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

~ SAT, 28 June - Food Not Bombs / PAW information stall - Peace Action Wellington will be having a peace information stall and giving away free food (to highlight the connections between militarism and hunger), please come and show your support and share some soup; from 11 am to 1pm in Cuba Mall (usually outside Trade Aid, look out for the banners). For more info contact email peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ Ongoing to 30 June - Celebrate Matariki at Te Papa - for more info check out http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/whats_on/se_Matariki.html

~ 2 July - 'New Zealand and the Hague Conference: Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution and Family Law in the Cross-Border Context', a seminar by Hans van Loon, Secretary-General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, with commentary from Judge Ellis DCJ and Bill Atkin; 12 noon to 2-30pm, Lecture theatre 3, VUW Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton. $30 ($15 students), includes lunch includes lunch and seminar materials. Organised by VUW Faculty of Law, International Law Association (NZ Branch) and NZ Centre for Public Law; for more information and to register contact Renee Tibbs tel (04) 463 6327 or email renee.tibbs@vuw.ac.nz

~ THURS, 3 July - candle lit 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, 4 July - Whose Independence? US independence from colonial rule is celebrated on 4 July, even as US armed forces continue their devastating invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Instead of condemning this outrage, the NZ government has offered to provide practical and moral support for the occupation by sending troops. Join the lunchtime action to demand Iraq's liberation from the occupying forces, and NZ's independence from the United States war machine. Starts 12 noon in Cuba Mall with Food Not Bombs and street theatre - if you wish to take part as one of the walking wounded representing countries bombed and oppressed by the US government, come dressed in black with bloodstained bandages (countries bombed by the US armed forces since WWII: Guatemala, Indonesia, Cuba, Congo, Peru, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Lebanon, Grenada, Libya, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Bosnia, Sudan, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq); then proceeding to Midland Park on Lambton Quay for speakers and open mike at 1pm. Organised by Peace Action Wellington, for more information contact email peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ SAT, 5 July - 'The role of the US around the world', public meeting with speakers and discussion about the role of the United States in the internal politics of nations around the world, including the US in the horn of Africa, support for Indonesia's military in Aceh, support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the war on the people of Iraq. From 2pm to 4pm at the Girlies Space, 158 Cuba Street. Organised by Peace Action Wellington, for more information contact Val tel (04) 3839315 or email peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ SAT, 5 and SUN, 6 July - ‘Montessori in Aotearoa: A Global Plan for Peace’, the 2003 mini-conference of Montessori Aotearoa/New Zealand, with keynote speaker Nicky Chisnall on ‘Montessori in Aotearoa: A Global Plan for Peace’; discussion and workshops including Nickola Blunt on ‘Creating a Core of Brilliance’, Rachel Amundsen on ‘Peaceful Classroom Communities’, and Beth Lew on 'Character education for young children’; at Athena Montessori College, 203 Willis Street. For more info, to get a copy of the programme, or to register contact tel (03) 546 6022, fax (03) 546 6020.

~ TUES, 8 July - Human rights and the Treaty of Waitangi / Mana ki Te Tiriti O Waitangi - with speakers Matthew Palmer, Rosslyn Noonan, Mason Durie and Claire Charters; chaired by Sir Paul Reeves. How much do New Zealanders know about Human Rights? What do we care about the Treaty of Waitangi? How do they relate to each other? How do they relate to domestic law or to international laws and standards? What does this all mean for people working in the fields of education, health, local government, social services or justice? How do concepts of equality relate to the Tangata Whenua status of Mäori? What are the human rights dimensions of the Treaty of Waitangi? How well is our human rights history known by New Zealanders? How well are our Treaty stories known? Can the framework of our laws – including human rights laws – accommodate the Treaty of Waitangi? From 11-30am to 4pm, Lecture Theatre One, Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay; free entry. Hosted by the New Zealand Centre for Public Law; to register, or for more info, contact Renee Tibbs, tel (04) 463 6327 or email: law-centres@vuw.ac.nz

~ SAT, 18 July - March against the dropping of the moratorium on the release of GMO organisms - "We are calling for the moratorium to be made permanent, for safe, controlled, laboratory-based research and for the withdrawal of New Zealand support for the US case at the WTO which demands access to European markets for GE foodstuffs." March starts at 12 noon at Te Aro Park (aka Pigeon Park), then on to parliament. Organised by the Harakeke Eco Collective, PO Box 11-964, Te Aro, Wellington; tel (04) 385 6728 or email harakeke@wildmail.com

~ 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.

*** CHRISTCHURCH

~ Ongoing to 4 July - 'Letter to the people of the USA' - collection of signatures from Christchurch residents for the letter which begins: "To the People of the United States of America, 4 July 2003 'US Independence Day'. From the undersigned people of Christchurch in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 2003 Declaration for Independence. Kia ora, Together with you, we believe in the principles of Independence, with Liberty and Justice for All. We send our greetings today, with a call for these principles to be remembered in your government's actions at home and abroad. We affirm: * Our solidarity with those working peacefully for independence and justice for all people; * Our concern at decisions by the current US administration, made on your behalf and implemented with your taxes, which obstruct the path to liberty and justice for many. We share with you a vision of hope, for all people to have: * Safety to live full lives; * Clean air and water, good schools and medical care; * Livelihoods and neighbourhoods that enable healthy food, safe homes and workplaces; * Opportunity to grow up in touch with family; * Freedom of religion, speech, and press; * Justice systems that ensure fairness to all ..." To get your copy of the letter, contact tel (03) 981 2825 or email heatherthrasher@paradise.net.nz

~ SAT, 21 June - Celebrate Mid-Winter 2003 - 'Following in the Steps of our Ancestors Celtic Christianity and its relevance in the New Millennium', with the Rev Helene Mann (MA in Celtic Christianity from University of Wales, Lampeter); from 10-30am to 3pm, St Mary’s Church Hall, corner Church Lane and Papanui Road, Merivale. Bring lunch to share, tea/coffee will be provided, $12/$10. Organised by The Call of the Wild Goose; for more info and to register contact Beryl (03) 359 5313 or Noeline tel (03) 351 0992.

~ WEDS, 16 July - 'What’s really going on in a conflict?' An interactive seminar led by John and Diana Lampen, English Quakers with international experience of working in conflict situations. John and Diana provide consultancy and training in peace building skills and creative handling of conflict; they have worked with young people and adults in England, Northern Ireland, Belarus, Bosnia, Ukraine and Uganda. Further details of their Hope Project are at http://www.hopeproject.co.uk The Conference of Churches in Aotearoa New Zealand (CCANZ) has organised this seminar as part of the member churches’ commitment to the Decade to overcome Violence (DoV). The seminar is aimed at people from different churches who are willing to apply the learning from this DoV theme in their own church/parish situations. John and Diana promise that “there will be plenty of space to hear each other’s views, reconsider one’s own and talk together on issues which Christians and others find difficult.” From 5pm to 9pm, Quaker Meeting House, 72 Cresswell Ave, Burwood. Registrations are limited to 30 people and priority will be given to ensure ecumenical balance; $20/$10 to cover costs (with any surplus going towards other CCANZ DoV projects), please register by Friday, 4 July. To register please send registration fee with your contact/email details, a brief summary of your current ministry situation, and your particular interest in this seminar, to DoV Conflict seminar, CCANZ, PO Box 22-652, Christchurch; tel (03) 377 2703 or email ccanz@clear.net.nz

~ FRI, 4 July - extra special ‘US Independence Day’ 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; from 4-30pm, at the Airport Roundabout (where the totem pole is). Organised by Christchurch Catholic Worker, for more info contact email mmc62@student.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 4-30pm, at the Airport Roundabout (where the totem pole is). For more info contact Christchurch Catholic Worker email mmc62@student.canterbury.ac.nz

*** 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

~ MON, 21 to SAT, 26 July - Palestinian Week of Action, focussing on what you need to know to evaluate the Road Map; with speakers, videos, stalls, and static displays. For more info about planning meetings, getting involved, or anything else contact email fionabowker@hotmail.com

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