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~ 27 - 28 September - the first visit of the Peace Boat to Aotearoa, bringing around 500 young people. Peace Boat is a Japan-based NGO committed to the development of education and networking activities in the areas of peace, human rights and sustainable development. This 'Southern Cross Cruise' will have already visited the Philippines, East Timor and Australia, and an NFIP forum will have taken place on board from Darwin to Auckland. For details - see 27 September, in Auckland local listings.

*** NATIONAL *** ~ ongoing 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. Essential viewing for every peace person. 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,

~ 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,

~ TUES, 17 October - ‘Saying NO to militarism and war’ the international day of the 'Saying NO to Violence' Week (YWCA Week Without Violence), 15 to 22 October, co-ordinated by PMA and WILPF. Get involved in saying NO ! for more info check out

~ TUES, 31 October - closing date for nominations to The Roger Award For the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa / NZ in 2000, the criteria for judging is: the transnational that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following fields - unemployment, monopoly, profiteering, abuse of workers / conditions, political interference, environmental damage, cultural imperialism, impact on tangata whenua, running an ideological crusade, impact on women, health and safety of workers and the public. For more info, contact The Roger Award, Box 1905, Christchurch, fax (03) 366 3988, or go to This year’s Roger Award is organised by CAFCA and GATT Watchdog, and will be presented in Wellington in February 2001.

~ 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 http://www.aut.ac.nz>

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~ WEDS, 27 September - Peace Boat docks in Auckland harbour - programme includes: * lunchtime - arts project in QEII Square with people drawing their hand prints and writing about what peace means to them on sail cloth from the Rainbow Warrior, against the background of the UNESCO Culture of Peace symbol; followed by ...

* 'INSPIRE' - a multi media event for peace ! to celebrate Peace Boat's visit, the International Year for a Culture of Peace, and the things that young people can do to make a difference. Speakers will represent Peace Boat, Peace Foundation, NFIP and Timor Loro sae Support. Music will be by EASTranceWEST, Joshna, Teremoana, King Kapisi, Paddy Free + HENZART (Henry Ah-Foo Taripo), Russel Walder, epsilon-blue, Kog Transmissions. The MC will be Nandor Tanczos and profits will go to East Timor and Peace Foundation. from 8-30pm at Mandalay, Newmarket. Tickets are available from Real Groovy Records and Trade Aid, 177 K' Rd. $15 unwaged / $20 waged. For more information or offers of help, please contact Jen Margaret or Izzy Hallett at the Peace Foundation, tel (09) 373 2379 or 021 110 0799.

~ TUES, 10 October - ‘Break It Down Road Show’ to celebrate the contribution people with mental illness make in our communities, concert with special guests: Jordan Luck of the dance exponents; Mike Chunn and Citizen Band, Ma Velle, Arana Pearson, Bunny Walters, Luke Hurley, 8 pm at the Auckland Town Hall. Tickets from Ticketek (09) 307-5000, $15 waged, $7 unwaged. This is part of the project to counter stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and is sponsored by the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.


~ TUES, 3 October - Matt Robson speaks on peace and disarmament, 8pm at the Waiwhetu Uniting Church Hall, 6 Trafalgar Street, for more info contact Arthur Quinn, tel (04) 567 0533.


~ SAT, 23 September - benefit gig for the Stephen Wallace’s whänau, lineup includes: Backyard Burial, Shirleys, Loosehead, Dean Hapeta, Damn Image, from 9pm, Indigo, $5 entry. For more info contact CEC, tel (04) 385 6728,

~ SUN, 24 September - teach-in against global capitalism, the IMF and and the World Bank, covering issues such as the background to the WTO/IMF, the importance of an anarchist response, your rights with the police, and videos about the Seattle and June 18 protests last year. Features several speakers, including representatives of the Aotearoa Educators, and activists who participated in S11 protests against the World Economic Forum in Melbourne. 12-5pm at the People's Resource Centre, Luke's Lane, koha entry, all welcome, lunch provided. For more info contact CEC, tel (04) 385 6728,

~ TUES, 26 September - the Carnival against Capitalism returns ! A further global day of action against capitalism is planned for September 26, the date of the IMF/WTO annual meeting in Prague. Starts from 12 noon - Food Not Bombs outside McDonalds in Manners Mall, followed by music, break dancing, bands, displays, balloons, chalk painting, roving pickets etc in the Cuba Mall / Manners Mall area. At 1-30pm the Carnival continues in upper Cuba Mall with information displays, music and random acts of spontaneity involving YOU! Bring musical instruments, poi, hackey sacks.... To be followed by a special mystery demo! For more info contact CEC, tel (04) 385 6728, cec@mad.scientist.com>

~ 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.

~ TUES, 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, 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,

~ THURS, 28 September - Safe Food Campaign public meeting, to write submissions for the GE Inquiry, with speakers Sue Kedgely and Melior Simms, 7-30pm, at Meeting Room 2, Wellington City Council Building, Wakefield St.

~ FRI, 29 September - ‘Free Mordechai Vanunu’, 14 years in an Israeli jail for blowing the whistle on Israel’s secret nuclear weapons programme - vigil outside the Israeli embassy, The Terrace, 11am to 1-30pm, for more info contact Arthur Quinn, tel (04) 567 0533.

~ SAT, 30 September - ‘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’

~ SAT 30 September - Scarlet September Global March for Women 2000 concert, with Emma Paki and Sugar Bug plus many more, at James Cabaret, fundraiser for Women's Refuge and Te Whare Rokiroki Women's Refuge, Wellington. $20 waged & $10 unwaged, tickets from Lynette O’Brien tel (04) 494 6387 or

~ THURS, 5 October - 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.

~ THURS, 5 October - ‘Refugees and asylum seekers: New Zealand’s position’ Panel discussion. 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).

~ THURS, 19 October - ‘Tibet’s Stolen Child’ showing of the video about the Panchen Lama as part of the Friends of Tibet (Wellington) AGM, 7pm at Meeting Room 1, Wellington City Council Building, Wakefield St, for more info contact Rick Sahar,


~ MON, 25 September - An evening with the spycatchers ! Aziz Choudry & David Small, a chance to meet both Aziz and David in an informal, social setting, and hear them speak about the stories behind their successful campaigns to get justice and compensation as a result of this State surveillance and intimidation; also a screening of the excellent 1999 Australian TV documentary ‘Big Brother Is Listening’, about the Echelon spy network operated by a global network of satellite interception spybases, including Waihopai, near Blenheim. 7-30pm, at the WEA, 59 Gloucester Street, $10. This is a fundraiser for the Anti-Bases Campaign. Money raised will go towards organising the January 2001 protest at the Waihopai spybase. There will be drinks and nibbles available. You can pay in advance or on the night. If paying in advance, make cheques to ABC, Box 2258, Christchurch and specify that it’s for the fundraiser. For further info contact

Peace Movement Aotearoa the national networking peace group PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa / New Zealand. tel +64 4 382 8129, fax 382 8173, website < http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/> Internet Peace Gateway <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>

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