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Peace Movement Aotearoa

Peace Movement Aotearoa

12 November 2007

~ 'What's the difference between Te Mana Motuhake o Tuhoe and Terrorism?', this excellent and informative edition of Te Ahi Kaa, broadcast on 4 November, is now available at http://www.radionz.co.nz/podcasts/teahikaa.rss - scan down the page to Whiringa a rangi 04.

~ Ngai Tuhoe support fund * Cheques - Please make your cheque payable to 'Te Kotahi a Tuhoe' and post to Te Kotahi a Tuhoe, PO Box 47, Taneatua, Whakatane. * Wire or Transfer Details - Bank: ASB, Account name: Te Kotahi a Tuhoe, Account Number: 12-3253-0032178-50, Bank address: ASB Bank, Whakatane Branch, 202 The Strand, Whakatane or PO Box 682, Whakatane 3158. Details of the other support funds are available at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/nzterror.htm

~ Dominion Post 'Repeal the terrorism legislation' advert - will be published this week on 13 or 15 Novmeber; donations still welcome so the advert can be bigger, please email lawler.hanley@slingshot.co.nz with the amount you can send, then post your cheque (payable to 'Mana Leftovers') to Mana Leftovers, c/o Pat Hanley, 76 Rawhiti Road, Pukerua Bay, Porirua.

* Taneatua to Wellington

~ Hikoi mo te Iwi: details of the march to parliament * Monday, 12 November: 9am - Gathering next to Taneatua Public Toilets, 11am - Taupo walk through, Turangi - walking through the Mall, Waiouru - walk through, Taihape - Winitana Marae (overnight) * Tuesday, 13 November: Papaioea - walk through, Levin - walk through * Wednesday, 14 November: on to Wellington. More details will be added at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/hknov07.htm as they become available.

* Wellington and Porirua

~ Thursday, 15 November - Honour the Treaty, respect human rights - tino rangatiratanga is not terrorism: the regular peace vigil will again be focused on support for the communities, families and individuals affected by the 'terrorism' raids; from 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph (corner Lambton Quay and Bowen Street). The vigils are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month, for more information contact Peace Movement Aotearoa, email pma@xtra.co.nz

~ Thursday, 15 November - Waha nui: 'terror' raids public meeting with speakers from whanau affected by the raids; on Tuhoe, Pacific and indigenous perspectives; and on the terrorism suppression laws. From 6.30pm to 8.30pm, at the Performing Arts Studio, Pataka Gallery and Museum, Porirua; for more information contact email flodance_cat@yahoo.com A printable flyer for this meeting is available at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/Pataka1107.jpg

* Christchurch

~ Wednesday, 14 November - 'Maori and the anti-terrorism laws: Where to now?' with Moana Jackson; starts 7.30pm, at the Christchurch Netball Centre, Hagley Avenue. Organised by Arena ¬ Action, Research and Education Network of Aotearoa - for more information contact email arena.nz@clear.net.nz

~ Saturday, 24 November - Solidarity benefit dinner to raise funds to support those arrested in the October 15th raids, stop the terror raids! Nau mai, haere mai. Vegetarian smorgasbord, live music, and a speaker from the Christchurch crew who has recently been to Auckland for the November 3rd hearings. Starts 6pm, Otautahi Social Centre, 206 Barbadoes Street; $10 entry, kids free - limit 60 tickets, to book yours please phone (03) 366 7247 or email demozone@slingshot.co.nz We would love your help with cooking! If you are able to bake a cake, make a salad, a main, bring bread/dips/vegies etc then please email demozone@slingshot.co.nz

* Dunedin

~ Thursday 15 November - 'Kei to tatou kaika? Not so far from home - Terror, history and the small matter of sovereignty', with Moana Jackson and local guest speakers. Starts 5.30pm, St David Lecture Theatre 1, Otago University; all welcome, light refreshments provided. $5 entry, all proceeds to the defence fund for those arrested in October's 'terror' raids; for more information contact email melaufiso@ihug.co.nz A printable flyer for this meeting is available at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/mj151107.pdf

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