PMA what’s on where listings
PMA what’s on where listings
Updated 10 July 2003
PMA what’s on where listings
*** VACANCY ***
~ Work with people to explore urban spirituality and social justice - St Andrew’s on The Terrace is looking for a facilitative leader and nurturer of people; a practical programme developer to engage with those who may not be comfortable with a formal church environment, and to further develop Crossways as a centre for exploring spirituality, interfaith conversations and meaningful action. This new Associate Ministry position is for 24 hours per week, based at St Andrew’s on The Terrace (Presbyterian church), Wellington. For a parish profile, job description and application form please tel (04) 562 7583 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Applications should be sent to Rev Reuben Hardie, Nominator, PO Box 5203, Wellington before Monday, 25 August.
*** INTERNATIONAL ***
~ 6 and 9 August - 58th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If you are planning a commemorative event, please send the details to mailto:email@example.com for inclusion in the next PMA what’s on where listings.
*** 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for nominations for the 2003 Roger Award is 31 October 2003.
~ 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 mailto:email@example.com
~ THURS, 17 July to MON, 21 July - ‘An eyewitness account of the invasion of Iraq’, Ruth Russell, who was a human shield in Iraq during the bombing, will be speaking in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (see local listings below). More information about Ruth is available on-line at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/ruth.htm Any updates on her tour will be posted there.
~ FRI, 25 to SUN, 27 July - National GE Free hui, a conference for anti-GE activists from around the country, with the focus on developing strategies for campaigns to prevent the lifting of the moratorium in October. Sessions and workshops are planned on the following: current situation with GE in NZ, what effects will the lifting of the moratorium in October have; update on current campaigns (reports from anti-GE groups); strategies for campaigns; consumers, direct action, lobbying, GE-Free zone; coalition building skills; treaty issues; GE and GATS, WTO; GE and animal rights; and eugenics, human cloning, the new HART Bill. To he held at the Trade Union Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland. For more info, and to register, contact tel (09) 358 4105 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
***** LOCAL *****
~ FRI, 11 July - 'A Night for Aung San Suu Kyi' - Nobel peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is currently being held incommunicado in South East Asia's most notorious and barbaric prison in Rangoon after being arrested at a support rally on May 30. The show will feature musicians Burmese dancers and readings. Proceeds from 'A Night for Aung San Suu Kyi' will be used to fund a postcard campaign sending support back to Burma; 7-30pm, at Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road. Tickets $15, available from The Women's Bookshop, Ponsonby Road, and Real Groovy Records, Queen Street. Organised by the Serious Fun Committee, for more info contact Jude tel (09) 378 9312 or 025 241 1423.
~ THURS, 17 July - ‘An eyewitness account of the invasion of Iraq’ - Ruth Russell, from South Australia, was a human shield in Baghdad for eight weeks, including three weeks protecting a humanitarian site during the bombing which began in March 2003. She speaks about her experience there, what she and other human shields saw during the invasion; her talk is illustrated with photos taken at the time. "I decided to pack my bags and go to Baghdad because I believed this was the strongest statement I could make that this war was both illegal and morally wrong. So my first and most important effort was to speak out to try to prevent war. Right up until the last moment I thought the incredible world opinion and lack of any UN Resolution would work the people of the world did not want it - only three out of 180 countries supported the US government. When war was declared, I chose to stay at the Taji Food Silo to prevent bombing of this UN designated humanitarian site." Hear Ruth’s story at 7-30pm, St Colomba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby. Organised by WILPF, for more information contact Joan tel (09) 360 8001 or email mailto:email@example.com
~ FRI, 18 July 'Poets in Exile', a public performance at the Poetics of Exile Conference - writers attending the Conference from overseas will read their work, alongside poets from refugee and migrant communities now resident in New Zealand and other local poets who have reflected on the concept of exile; with Kapka Kassabova (born in Bulgaria), Bronislava Volkova (Czechoslovakia), Emad Jabbar (Iraq), Yang Lian (China), Yilma Tafere Tasew (Ethiopia), Nora Nadjarian (Cyprus), Basim Furat (Iraq), Sudesh Mishra (Fiji), and Chris Abani (born in Nigeria); the readings will be interspersed with music including drummers from Burundi, classical pianist Tamas Vesmas from Hungary and Rumania, hip-hop Pasifika musicians Mua Strickson-Pua, JP and Feleti, and jazz saxophonist Chris Abani; presented by Murray Edmond and Michele Leggott. From 8pm to 10pm, Hopetoun Alpha, Beresford St. Tickets $10 each, to get yours please send your cheque made out to 'University of Auckland', to Mike Hanne, Comparative Literature, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland. For more info contact Mike Hanne, Conference Co-ordinator, tel (09) 373 7599 x87106 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ MON, 21 July - ‘Peace: the sensible alternative to war’, an empowering community workshop run by Ruth Russell, human shield in Iraq, which provides opportunities for participants to work through the many outcomes of peace and war - personal, social, environmental, economic and political. From 7-30pm to 9-30pm, Flat 1, 5 Seymour Street, St Mary’s Bay; please RSVP if you are planning on attending so we have some idea of the number of people coming. Organised by WILPF, for more information, or to RSVP, contact Joan tel (09) 360 8001 or email mailto:email@example.com
~ TUES, 22 July - Mothers Against Genetic Engineering (MAdGE) meeting, 7pm, upstairs at Kocket Restaurant, 118 Ponsonby Road. Come along and get involved because there’s a lot to be done and we need everyone to be active as the lifting of the moratorium looms closer; for more info contact email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ FRI, 25 July - National GE Free hui public meeting; with speakers Jon Carapiet (GE Free NZ), John Clearwater (Physicians and Scientists for Responsible Genetics) and others; 7pm at the Trade Union Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. For more info contact tel (09) 358 4105 or email mailto:email@example.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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ 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 mailto:email@example.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.
~ Every Saturday - silent vigil for peace, 9-15am to 9-45am, outside St James Church. For more info contact tel (07) 868 9914, email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
*** WHANGAPAROA ***
~ TUES, 15 July - Mothers Against Genetic Engineering (MAdGE) - launch and first meeting of MAdGE Whangaparoa, 11am to 2pm, at St Stephens Anglican Church Hall, Stanmore Bay Road. Its the school holidays so bring your kids, friends, relatives and neighbours! For more info contact email mailto:email@example.com
~ 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 REGION
~ THURS, 10 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ SAT, 12 July - fantastic film and food night celebrating the resistance of people in Latin America - dinner from 6pm with fabulous, all-vegan food including garlic soup, bean burritos, Mexican rice, veggie casseroles, and Christmas salad followed by tea/coffee and chocolate; poetry readings with Saray and Ron; and films starting at 7pm: 'Plan Colombia', a view of the complex drug war, US intervention and oil; 'Crisis in Montes Azules', what's happening with the Zapatista movement, the threat to Mexican rainforests and Plan Puebla Panama and other schemes that will allow transnational corporations to rob their natural resources. From 6pm to 10pm, St John's Church, corner of Willis and Dixon Streets; tickets $10 /$6. A fundraiser for Peace Action Wellington, Harakeke Eco Collective and the Latin America Committee; for tickets and further info contact Valerie Morse tel (04) 383 9315 or email mailto:email@example.com
~ TUES, 15 July - Film night! screening 'The Leech and the Earthworm', produced by Debra Harry (IPCB) - Indigenous peoples voice their views on Western science, its vision of a genetically engineered future, and its deep links with corporate profits and globalisation. "The Leech and the Earthworm is a journey that combines passionate critiques of a future threatened by genetic engineering, and shares living alternatives to a globalised monoculture, with stunning visuals and music from around the world. The Leech and the Earthworm is a provocative film that inspires us to ask serious questions of the collective illusion we call 'progress'." (68 mins); and 'Green Guerillas' which follows the NPA's struggle alongside the indigenous Mandayan people against logging companies and for the implementation of a total ban on logging for export (30 mins); koha entry; 7pm at the Wellington People’s Centre, Lukes Lane (off Courtenay Place). Organised by the Left-Wing Film Initiative, for more info contact John tel (04) 971 6695 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ WEDS, 16 July - 'The Detention of Asylum Seekers' with Deborah Manning, a solicitor specialising in refugee law. She is an Executive Member of the Human Rights Foundation and the Refugee Council of New Zealand, since 2001 she has been the convener of the Refugee and Immigration Committee of the Auckland District Law Society, in 2002 she has served as junior counsel to Dr Rodney Harrison QC in the RCNZ challenge to the detention of asylum seekers in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Ms Manning will speak about some of the current human rights issues relating to refugees and asylum seekers in New Zealand. This will include the detention of refugee claimants, access to social security and issues relating to separated children. From 12-15pm to 1-45pm, Conference Room, Human Rights Commission, Level 8, Vogel Building, Aitken St. A Wellington Human Rights Speakers Forum; if you are planning to attend, please RSVP asap to Narlene, tel (04) 471 6756 or email mailto:Narlenei@hrc.co.nz
~ WEDS, 16 July - meeting for everyone who can help out with the annual Peace and Environment Centre street appeal (see 25 July listing below); 5-30pm at the Peace and Environment Centre, 2nd Floor, Trades Hall, 126 Vivian Street. For more info contact Sam, Emily or Mark, tel (04) 385 6728.
~ THURS, 17 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 mailto:email@example.com
~ FRI, 18 July - ‘An eyewitness account of the invasion of Iraq’ - Ruth Russell, from South Australia, was a human shield in Baghdad for eight weeks, including three weeks protecting a humanitarian site during the bombing which began in March 2003. She speaks about her experience there, what she and other human shields saw during the invasion; her talk is illustrated with photos taken at the time. "I decided to pack my bags and go to Baghdad because I believed this was the strongest statement I could make that this war was both illegal and morally wrong. So my first and most important effort was to speak out to try to prevent war. Right up until the last moment I thought the incredible world opinion and lack of any UN Resolution would work the people of the world did not want it - only three out of 180 countries supported the US government. When war was declared, I chose to stay at the Taji Food Silo to prevent bombing of this UN designated humanitarian site." Hear Ruth’s story from 6pm to 7-30pm, at St Andrew's on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace. Organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa, for more information contact tel (04) 382 8129 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ FRI, 18 July - 'Happiness through Compassion' with Amnyi Trulchung Rinpoche, who is Wellington during July and August to share his knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism’s powerful and transformative teachings on peace, wisdom and compassion. 'Happiness Through Compassion' will include details of Rinpoche's life a cultural perspective on achieving a greater sense of happiness in one's life through a more conscious practice of compassion, and question and answer time; 7-30pm at Turnbull House, Bowen Street. For more info and for details of other events during Rinpoche's visit, check out http://www.thesacredsite.com
~ SAT, 19 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; with banners, noise makers and costumes. Join the mums, dads, tangata whenua, students, kids, grannys, musicians, dancers, speakers, scientists, health professionals, farmers and other people converging from all over the country and let the government, ERMA, multinationals and everyone else know that NZers don't want GE in our environment and we don't want to eat it! Organised by the Harakeke Eco Collective, PO Box 11-964, Te Aro, Wellington; tel (04) 385 6728 or email mailto:email@example.com
~ SAT, 19 July - ‘Peace: the sensible alternative to war’, an empowering community workshop run by Ruth Russell, human shield in Iraq, which provides opportunities for participants to work through the many outcomes of peace and war - personal, social, environmental, economic and political. From 2-30pm to 4-30pm, Athena College, 203 Willis Street; please RSVP if you are planning on attending so we have some idea of the number of people coming. Organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa, for more information contact tel (04) 382 8129 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ SAT, 19 July - Fiesta Latina: experience the passion and excitement of Latin America; with Roberto Ureta, Tango Porteno, Salsa Tropical, Roberto Rodriguez, Cuartito Calle Cuba, Cuban music, Jonthon Harper, and Rumba Flamenca; starts 6-30pm at the Alay Community Centre for Migrants, Victoria Arcade Building Level 5, 44 Victoria Street. Tickets $10 (includes food); for reservations tel (04) 977 0923 or 934 4960.
~ WEDS, 23 July - 'Fighting Corruption in the Pacific: The Limitations of the Law' and the launch of an Anti-Corruption Tool Kit for Small Island States, a public lecture by Shane Cave, Executive Officer, Transparency International New Zealand. "Transparency International is the only international non-governmental organisation devoted to combating corruption, bringing civil society, business, and governments together in a powerful global coalition. "At a time of increasing political instability in the Pacific, with the rule of law threatened and inconsistent, civil society organisations in small island states are developing their own mechanisms to try and improve the governance of their countries. This is an opportunity to learn about the range of governance problems which worry citizens in small island states of the Pacific and the Caribbean and to discover what is being done to counter the governance failures which cause corruption, perpetuate poverty, erode the rule of law, and foster political and civil unrest." From 12-30pm to 1-30pm, Lecture Theatre 4, 1st Floor, Law School, Old Government Buildings, free entry. Organised by the NZ Centre for Public Law, for more info contact Renee Tibbs email mailto:Renee.Tibbs@vuw.ac.nz
~ THURS, 24 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 mailto:email@example.com
~ FRI, 25 July - Help needed with the annual Peace and Environment Centre street appeal; the street appeal runs from 8am to 6pm, if you can collect for any period of time on the day, please contact Sam, Emily or Mark, tel (04) 385 6728 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org without delay!
~ SUN, 27 July - vegetarian families' group gathering - come along, share afternoon tea, and meet other vegetarian parents while the kids have a chance to play, all vegetarian parents and children welcome; 3pm at Ngaio Playcentre, Silverstream Rd, Crofton Downs. Please bring a plate of vegan afternoon tea to share and $2 for the playcentre hire; for more info contact tel (04) 563 6610 or email mailto:email@example.com
~ Ongoing to 15 August - art exhibitions and series of public programmes including: * 'Bombs Away ' - while the war on ‘terror’ is played out on the international stage, 'Bombs Away' explores the meaning and impact of nuclear power through commissioned works by six leading New Zealand artists (Fiona Jack, Jo Randerson, Tony de Lautour, Richard Reddaway and Megan Adams with Paul Redican). Responding to government, pro-nuclear films of atomic testing from the five original nuclear nations, the artists in 'Bombs Away' examine New Zealand's position in a global context * 'Remembering Toba Tek Singh', a significant new-media installation created by internationally acclaimed Indian artist Nalini Malani. Shown as part of the Asia-Pacific Triennial in 2002 at the Queensland Art Gallery, the work deals with the ongoing implications of the 1947 separation of India and Pakistan, and is a reaction, specifically, to nuclear testing in both countries. * 'Kainga Tahi Kainga Rua' which brings together, in collaboration, the artistic direction and work of Brett Graham and the research of Dr. Katerina Teaiwa. A major audio-visual installation, the exhibition centres on Banaba, a small island in the Republic of Kiribati, and explores the issue of phosphate mining undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand governments from 1900 to 1979. 'Kainga Tahi Kainga Rua' reveals the history of Banaba and its people and raises questions about the role New Zealand played in the fate of the island and the country’s place in the Pacific. All at the Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi, for more info contact Danae Mossman tel (04) 463 5229 email mailto:Danae.Mossman@vuw.ac.nz or check out http://www.vuw.ac.nz/adamartgal
~ 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ 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.
~ TUES, 15 July - 'The Leech and the Earthworm', a film by Max Pugh & Marc Silver (Yeast Productions & IPCB Production), produced by Debra Harry - Indigenous peoples voice their views and passionate critiques of Western science, its vision of a genetically engineered future, and its deep links with corporate profits and globalisation. “The Leech and the Earthworm contains stunning visuals and music from around the world, and is a provocative film that inspires us all to ask questions of the collective illusion we call 'progress'.” Screening at 7-30pm (running time 68mins), Trade Union Centre, 1st Floor, 199 Armagh St. Organised by Peace Action Network Otautahi; for more info contact Lynda tel (03) 358 1345, Claire tel (03) 351 7534 or email mailto:email@example.com
~ 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ SUN, 20 July - ‘An eyewitness account of the invasion of Iraq’ - Ruth Russell, from South Australia, was a human shield in Baghdad for eight weeks, including three weeks protecting a humanitarian site during the bombing which began in March 2003. She speaks about her experience there, what she and other human shields saw during the invasion; her talk is illustrated with photos taken at the time. "I decided to pack my bags and go to Baghdad because I believed this was the strongest statement I could make that this war was both illegal and morally wrong. So my first and most important effort was to speak out to try to prevent war. Right up until the last moment I thought the incredible world opinion and lack of any UN Resolution would work the people of the world did not want it - only three out of 180 countries supported the US government. When war was declared, I chose to stay at the Taji Food Silo to prevent bombing of this UN designated humanitarian site." Hear Ruth’s story from 3pm till 5pm, WEA Centre, 59 Gloucester St. Organised by WILPF, Otautahi/Christchurch, for more information contact Janine or Adrienne tel (03) 348 1350, email mailto:email@example.com or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ 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 mailto: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 mailto:email@example.com
~ 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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
~ FRI, 11 July - screening of 'Living in the Promised Land', a documentary on the Palestinian struggle, produced by International Solidarity Movement volunteers living in occupied Palestine (40 min); and 'The Earth Summit', a documentary covering the Johannesburg Earth Summit 2002; starts 7pm at Arc Cafe, High St. Koha admission, all welcome. Organised by Dunedin Indymedia, for more info contact email mailto:Pip.Laufiso@dce.ac.nz
~ 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