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Messages of solidarity to Kobe

Kia ora, the following message is circulated on behalf of the Office of the Mayor, Dunedin. If you wish to email a message of solidarity to the groups in Kobe organising the rally, you should send your email to

Sukhi Turner, the Mayor of Dunedin, has recently been to Kobe, Japan and while there caught up with several peace groups. Below is a message of solidarity that she has sent to Hyogo Gensuikyo and the mass rally that is being organised for 21 November 2000.

The Mayor has asked that I send this message to other peace groups in New Zealand for their information and asking them to also support Hyogo Gensuikyo. Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Rebecca Parata, Secretary to the Mayor, Dunedin City Council

Thursday, 16 November 2000 To:

Dear Kajimoto San

On behalf of the Nuclear Free City of Dunedin, New Zealand, we send Hyogo Gensuikyo greetings and a message of solidarity to the mass rally being held in Kobe on 21 November 2000.

We applaud the peace activists of Kobe in Japan and all the trade unions taking part in upholding the Kobe Formula, putting pressure on the United States to keep their Nuclear Warships out of the peaceful port of Kobe.

Many thanks for your hospitality and friendship during our meeting in Kobe recently. I enjoyed meeting all of you and I will be in touch again to progress other matters that we discussed.

In solidarity with all peace activists.

Sukhi Turner Mayor of Dunedin

Peace Movement Aotearoa the national networking peace group PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa / New Zealand. tel +64 4 382 8129, fax 382 8173, website Internet Peace Gateway

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