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Peace Movement - National What's On

25 August 2000





~ 31 August - registrations close for the fifth meeting of the Asia-Pacific Military Operations Research Symposium (AMORS) which will be held in Wellington from 7 to 9 November. If you would like to go and meet with defence and defence related personnel who are active users or managers of OR/OA applications in the solution of military problems; defence planners and defence policy officials who deal with force development, capability planning and resource allocation decisions; defence force officers who are involved in force planning activities or defence academics who may be focussed on force structure and resource allocation issues using OR/OA techniques then this is the conference for you. The theme for AMORS V will be ‘Operational Research: An Indispensable Partner for Meeting Asia Pacific Security Challenges in the New Millennium’. For more information about the conference contact: Dr Eric Assendelft, tel (04) 496-0621, fax (04) 496-0859, , for information and registration, contact: Nadia de Blaauw, tel (04) 496-0607, fax (04) 496-0859,

*** NATIONAL *** ~ 25 to 27 August - ECO national conference, ‘Strategies for Environmental Gains’, to be held at Tahuna Beach, Nelson. ECO's 2000 conference is
focusing on the art of campaigning, and the most effective ways to achieve our environmental gaols. Themes include: discussion of power and the impact of political and corporate forces on the environment; setting the environmental agenda through effective strategies; practical training on campaigning tools. For more info, get in touch with ECO without delay ! at P O Box 11057, Wellington, tel / fax (04) 385 7545, ,

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~ 26 August to January 2001 - The Parihaka Exhibition, Wellington City Gallery - the collaborative project initiated by the City Gallery, Wellington, and the people of Parihaka Pä, Taranaki ... it explores and illuminates the cultural realities of both Mäori and Päkehä. It also brings to public attention one of the darkest moments in New Zealand's history: the invasion of Parihaka Pä by colonial forces on 5 November 1881, and the imprisonment to exile of its people, in an attempt to crush the heart of Mäori independence. The Parihaka exhibition gathers together some of the greatest art works produced in this country in the last few decades. There is a programme of free public events associated with the exhibition, you can get a copy from PMA (post or fax) or the City Gallery, PO Box 2199, Wellington,

~ 27 to 29 August - ‘Leading the way’ achieving peak performance through implementing ethical and socially responsible business, at the Waiouna International Hotel, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Registration from $219-38 upwards, for more information contact NZ Businesses for Social Responsibility, tel (09) 529 5078, fax (09) 529 4290,

~ FRI, 1 September - UNIFEM (New Zealand National Committee) AGM 2000, with speaker Patti O'Neill, Special Adviser on Gender and International Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 6pm, at the McKenzie Room, St. John's Church Hall, cnr Willis and Dixon Streets, Wellington. All welcome, light supper provided.

~ 19 September - Suffrage Day.

~ 21 to 24 September - ‘Honouring our thresholds’, the 7th women’s gathering at the Tauhara Centre, Taupo, cost $160 to $280, some subsidies may be available but you must apply before 1 September. For more info contact Rosie Kaplan, RD1, Waiheke Island, tel (09) 372 5074.

~ FRI, 22 September - The Future Incomes Conference - call for papers and registrations. This conference is a follow-on from the successful Employment Summit held in March 1999 and will be jointly chaired by Steve Maharey, MP for Palmerston North and Minister of Social Services, Employment and the Community and Voluntary Sectors and Jill White, Mayor of Palmerston North. to be held at the Palmerston North Council Chambers, registration: corporate $100; over and under $35,000 $40 & $25; community - koha, For more info contact The Future Incomes Conference, Palmerston North City Council, Private Bag 11 034, Palmerston North or Ian Ritchie tel / fax (06) 328 9618,

~ 23 and 24 November - ‘Turning the Tide - a new approach to conflict resolution’, speakers include John Pilger, Judena Goldring, Professor Brice Dickson, Cameron Bennett, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait and Maire Leadbeater, ‘Turning the Tide’ aims to develop new, practical approaches to resolving conflict. A collaboration between the British Council and Auckland University of Technology (AUT). For more information, tel (09) 307 9788, or>

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~ TUES, 29 August - Auckland Abolition 2000 Group Meeting, 12-30pm at the Peace Foundation Office, 29 Princes Street.

~ THURS, 31 August - ‘Between Legitimacy and Efficacy: The Jurisdictional Regime of the International Criminal Court’, speaker Morten Bergsmo, Legal Adviser, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He will be speaking about the jurisdictional regime and basic powers of the permanent ICC as compared to the two ad hoc Tribunals established by the Security Council, 1pm -2 pm at the Small Lecture Theatre, 9 Eden Crescent, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland. Part of the Faculty of Law & Department of Commercial Law Seminar Series 2000.

~ SAT, 2 September - ‘Building Dialogue Seminar. Exploring Issues for the 21st Century’, Cyril Hally on Reconciliation, Tui Cadigan of Poutini Kai Tahu/Kati Mamoe on Te Tiriti O Waitangi Relationship, Jim Consedine on Restorative Justice. 9-30am to 4-30pm at the Aotea Chapel, Methodist Mission, 370 Queen Street.

~ MON, 4 September - Tamaki Treaty Workers Meeting, 7-30pm at the Point Chevalier Community Centre, 18 Huia Road.

~ FRI, 8 September - ‘That Culture Spawns Germs Not Peace’, The Third Annual Great Peace Debate. Speakers are Craig Parker, Nandor Tanczos, Elizabeth McRae, James Elliott, Kerre Woodham, Gordon McLauchlan; chair is Marilyn Waring; adjudicator is Brian Edwards. 7-30 pm. The venue: Centennial Theatre, Auckland Boys Grammar. Tickets are $25 waged, $15 unwaged. Bookings can be made through The Peace Foundation on (09) 373-2379.


THURS, 14 September - opening of the Palmerston North Decade of the Culture of Peace garden by Mayor Jill White, on the Esplanade, for more info contact Aileen Davies, Manawatu Peace Collective, tel (06) 358 6624.


~ TUES, 29 August - ‘Peace needs social justice’, speaker Des Brough on peace, human rights, debt and debt remission, 8pm at the Waiwhetu Uniting Church Hall, 6 Trafalgar Street. For more info contact Arthur Quinn, (04) 567 0533.


~ FRI - SUN, 25 to 27 August - ‘Exploring the treaty through Comic Performance’, a weekend workshop from Magdalena Aotearoa and Tï Kouka, exploring Päkehä and Mäori perspectives. Part of the ‘Making Waves’ workshop series, for more information contact Magdalena Aotearoa, tel (04) 385 0777,

~ FRI, 25 August - ‘Will the ENZ Justify the Genes ?’ - creating dialogue on the ethics of genetic engineering, a Capital City Forum event with speakers including Rev Dr Joseph Bush, Dr Hugh Campbell, Ms Georgina Roberts and Prof. Warren Tate. From 9-15am to 5pm, at the St John’s Conference Centre, Willis St, $15 - $50, contacts Kay Smith, tel (04) 496 1701, or Richard Davis, tel (04) 381 8295, or Stephanie McIntyre, tel (04) 384 6240,

~ SAT, 2 Sept - ‘Behind the News’ the monthly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of ‘Dig’.

~ THURS, 7 Sept - Wellington Peace Lunch Forum - an informal lunch time session to exchange peace news, bring your lunch, your leaflets, your news and views, tea and coffee provided, 1pm to 2pm on the first Thursday of each month at the PMA offices, Rooms 16 and 17, Trades Hall, 126 Vivian Street, Wellington. If you are not able to attend in person, or live outside Wellington, you can send leaflets, notices, whatever you want to share to the lunch forum via PMA, PO Box 9314, Wellington, tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173,

~ THURS, 7 September - ‘Human Rights and Defence Policy’ Kevin Riordan, Lt Colonel and Deputy Director, Operations Law, Ministry of Defence. A Human Rights 2000 seminar organised by School of Political Science and International Relations and the Centre for Strategic Studies, 5pm to 6-30pm at the Centre, 16 Waiteata Road, free parking available next door in Recreation Centre car park. Further info from Helen Greatrex tel (04) 476-0346 (office hours).

~ TUES, 12, 19 and 26 September - ‘ The Living Treaty’ three half-day seminars exploring the Treaty of Waitangi, its relevance for the workplace, and its political and legal status. Places are limited, contact the Centre for Continuing Education Te Whare Pukenga, tel (04) 463 6556, fax (04) 463 6550,

~ WEDS, 13, 20 and 27 September - ‘Government Policies and the treaty of Waitangi’, three half-day seminars to assist with designing and implementing Treaty policies, or improving existing strategies, in the workplace. Places are limited, contact the Centre for Continuing Education Te Whare Pukenga, tel (04) 463 6556, fax (04) 463 6550,

~ TUES, 26 September - ‘Nail ‘em, jail ‘em and throw away the key !’, a rousing debate brought to you by the Restorative Justice Network (Wellington), 7-30pm at the National Library Auditorium, Aitken Street.

~ SAT, 30 Sept - ‘Behind the News’ the monthly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of ‘Dig’

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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