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PMA National - What’s On

19 July 2001


*** NATIONAL ***

~ 4 August - long time peace and human rights campaigner Rosa Oliver will be celebrating her eightieth birthday in Marlborough. Any one who would like further information or to send Rosa a message, please contact Glenda Hunniset, tel (03) 570 5188.

~ 6 and 9 August - Hiroshima Day and Nagasaki Day events - see local listings under Wellington (5 and 10 August) and Christchurch (6 August), and a reminder! please send the details of your local commemorations as soon as they are confirmed so we can circulate them all.

~ 27 August - Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp: 20th anniversary - celebration and ‘Women say NO to Star Wars’ protests in Aotearoa (and elsewhere!) at the US consulate in Auckland, the US embassy in Wellington and the US airforce base at Harewood in Christchurch, for background info check out More details about events will be uploaded next week.

~ 4 to 6 October - ‘Walking the talk’ Treaty Conference 2001, coming together to strategise and plan social change action, a conference with a difference with pre-conference discussions! For more info check out Treaty Conference 2001 will be hosted by Auckland WEA and Te Tari Matauranga Mäori, Manukau Institute of Technology, at the Manukau Institute of Technology, Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland. Register soon as venue capacity restrictions means there are limited places available.

~ 16 to 29 October - ‘Big brother is listening - The Inside Story: How The US, UK, Canada, Australia And NZ Spy On The World’, national speaking tour by Mike Frost (former Canadian spy). For more information about his visit to your area, please contact the following: * Christchurch - 16 October, contact Murray Horton, tel/fax (03) 366 3988, ; * Blenheim - 17 October, contact Evin Wood, tel/fax (03) 5782259, ; * Nelson - 18 October, contact Will Foote, tel (03) 5474779; * Golden Bay - 19 October, contact Helen Kingston, tel (03) 525 9576 ; * Wellington - 23 October, contact Mark Roach, tel/fax (04) 934 5612; 025 998 952 ; * Palmerston North - 24 October, contact Dion Martin, tel (06) 356 9658w, fax (06) 359 1333w; * Hamilton - 25 October, contact Jim Holdom, tel (07) 855 5699; fax (07) 855 5902 ; * Whangarei - 26 October, contact Don Ross, tel (09) 438 2388 ; * Auckland - 29 October, contact Gerry Hill, tel (09) 376 5989; fax (09) 376 5527 It is an expensive business, bringing a speaker from eastern Canada, and touring him through NZ for a fortnight. Donations are welcome. Make cheques to: ABC, Box 2258, Christchurch. Earmark them for the Mike Frost Tour.

***** LOCAL *****


~ TUES, 24 July - ‘West Papua: Update on the current situation’ including: the refugee situation in Papua New Guinea; ongoing human rights violations and the ongoing struggle for self-determination; New Zealand foreign policy and the way forward - with special guest Sr Barbara Raftery, Chair of West Papua Action, Dublin, Ireland; and a video to conclude the evening, 7-30pm at the Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn. Organised by the Indonesia Human Rights Committee, contact tel/fax (09) 376 9098,

~ WEDS, 25 July - Rally for 14 weeks Paid Parental Leave! 12 noon to 1pm, outside the Human Right Commission, Tower Centre, 45 Queen St. For information please contact Annie Newman (09) 375 2752, or Bronwyn Maxwell (09) 373 7599 x5169 or Leonie Morris (09) 378 6183.

~ FRI, 27 July and SAT, 28 July - 1981 The Tour - 20 Years on, anniversary programme. FRI: 7-00pm , drinks/nibbles, 7-30pm, screening of PATU with opening comments from Tom Newnham. Entry by Koha (donation to cover expenses). SAT: 9-00am to 7pm, photo exhibition from the tour will be open all day for viewing along with various memorabilia from the tour protests; 1-00pm to 4pm, impressions of 1981 and South Africa today - open mike (5 mins max each person) and opening remarks by John Minto; 4-00pm to 6-00pm, Where are the front lines of struggle in 2001? open mike for groups and individuals to present issues/ideas in a soapbox forum (5 mins max time each person); 8-00pm to Midnight - Party! musical items from various groups with dancing and celebration. Entry by Koha (donation to cover expenses). All on at the Grey Lynn Community Centre, Richmond Road. For more info or to help with the organising, please tel Margaret (09) ) 838 5881 or If you are coming from out of town and need a billet, tel John (09) 846 3173.

~ SAT, 28 July - 'Demystifying CEDAW', an opportunity to learn and share ideas about the Women's Convention, from 1-30pm to 4pm (registration from 1pm), at the Somervell Church & Community Centre, 497 Remuera Road (Cnr Greenlane Road East & Remuera Road), parking at rear. $6 (includes handouts and afternoon tea), please pay on the day,. Organised by Pacific Watch, please send your name and contact details to to register, for more info contact Dorothy, tel (09) 524 5379, Anne tel (09) 445 6431 or Jane (09) 528 3727.

~ THURS, 2 August - ‘Child prostitution happens here’, Denise Ritchie (ECPAT NZ Co-ordinator) speaks at the UNIFEM AGM, 6-45pm, for venue and more info contact Angelina Weir tel (09) 579 2397 or Beverley Turner tel (09) 418 0700.

~ MON, 6 August - Gregory Fortuin, Race Relations Conciliator speaks at the Tamaki Treaty Workers Meeting, 7-30pm at the Pt Chev Community House, Huia Rd Pt Chevalier, for more info contact Ingrid Huygens tel (09) 376 0530.

~ WED 8 August - Gala performance of Taki Rua Productions ‘Woman far Walking’ by Witi Ihimaera, fundraiser for Women's Refuge, 8pm at the Herald Theatre, $50 a ticket, book at Ticketek tel (09) 307 5000.

~ until SAT, August 25 - there is sophisticated audio-visual display marking the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Waterfront Lockout and supporting strikes, open Mondays to Fridays 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays 11am to 4pm, at the School of Creative & Performing Arts (at the former TVNZ studios, 74 Shortland St), free entry.


~ FRI, 20 July - Wellington Peace and Environment Centre Street Appeal! yes, it’s that time of year again, if you can assist with collecting for the Centre, please leave a message for Alex or Ross on (04) 385 6728; or just turn up at one of the stalls - in Manners Mall or Midland Park (Lambton Quay) - between 8am and 5pm.

~ SAT, 21 July - The G8 vs the rest of the world! See the soccer match which features an all star line up, with Monty Burns as the referee, cheerleading from Mike Moore and half time oranges supplied by none other than Helen Clark! Inspired by the G8 meeting in Genoa (20 - 22 July) and part of the global resistance to ‘free’ trade, privatisation and corporatisation. From 12pm in Cuba Mall.

~ SAT, 21 July - 'Sexuality as a new dimension for global human rights, Justice Michael Kirby, Justice of the High Court of Australia, speaks at the Wellington GAP meeting, 6-30pm at the Wellington City Council Chambers, $15/$25, for more info contact

~ WEDS, 25 July - Day of Action for paid parental leave, rally at 1pm on Parliament Steps; colourful visual protest! Good for babies, good for mothers, good for fathers, good for families, good for workers, good for business - 14 weeks paid parental leave! If you want to help with the action, join in to send your message to the government in support of paid parental leave, or want more info, please contact Lynette O'Brien tel (04) 494 6387,

~ WEDS, 25 July - Laila Harre speaks on 'Women's roles and children's rights: the changing world for women and children', 5pm to 6-30pm, in the Mezzanine Floor meeting room, Wellington Central Public Library, Victoria Street, entry by donation. Organised by Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Wellington), for more info tel (04) 562 7172.

~ THURS, 26 July - ‘Direct enforcement of international law: The Case of the Trident Three’ with speaker Professor Roger Clark, Rutgers University, at 5-30pm in Lecture Theatre LT3, Old Government Buildings. Organised by New Zealand Branch of the International Law Association, PO Box 12250, Wellington.

~ FRI, 27 July - GE free nation - it’s now or never! rally at 12 noon at parliament, for more info check out

~ SAT, 28 July - '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'.

~ SUN, 5 August - Hiroshima Day commemoration, keynote speakers are two High School students and Peter Dunne, leader of the United Future Party, from 2pm at the Hiroshima Peace Flame, Botanic Gardens (if weather is inclement, the commemoration will be held indoors in the begonia House). Organised by the Peace Council, for more info contact Barney Richards, tel/fax (06) 364 8940.

~ FRI, 10 August - Lantern Floating Ceremony, with guest speaker Marian Hobbs and music by Japanese Women's Choir, followed by lantern floating in the Civic Square pool between library and City Art Gallery. Join us in floating peace lanterns to remember those who died in the nuclear bomb attacks on Hiroshima (6 August) and Nagasaki (9 August) and in hope for a nuclear free world. Begins at 6-30pm in the Mezzanine Floor Meeting Room, Wellington Central Public Library, Victoria Street. Lanterns will be available, or bring your own; organised by WILPF (Wellington Branch), for more info tel (04) 562 7172.

~ 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.


~ MON, 6 August - Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration with speakers, music, poetry and Lantern Floating Ceremony. Everyone is welcome to float the lanterns provided or bring a lantern of your own creation; from 6pm at the Victoria Square Ampitheatre. For more info contact Adrienne or tel (03) 348 1350.


If you would like your events or meetings advertised, just send them to and write ‘for what’s on’ in the subject heading.


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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