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Peace Movement - National - What’s On

23 August 2001




*** NATIONAL ***

~ 23 to 27 August - national speaking tour by Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, successor to Archbishop Desmond Tutu and outspoken critic of what he calls ‘economic apartheid’ - debt repayment to institutions like the World Bank - speaks about the tragedy of debt repayment on the African continent, and the fact that South Africa continues to pay the debts incurred by the apartheid regime. WELLINGTON, Thursday 23 August, 7-30pm at the Wesley Centre, Taranaki Street, contact Peter tel (04) 496 1742; AUCKLAND, Sunday 26 August, 5-00pm at the Holy Trinity Cathedral, St Stephens Ave, Parnell (Drinks and Nibbles at 5-00pm, talk starts at 6-00pm), $5 entry, contact Jean tel (09) 630 0455; CHRISTCHURCH, Monday 27 August, 6-00pm at the Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, contact Leigh tel (03) 339 6341. Organised by the Jubilee 2000 Coalition.

~ 24 to 26 August - ‘Making Waves: Community and the Environment’, ECO Annual Conference 2001 in Wanganui - the conference will examine how the community can and is engaging with and about the environment through direct conservation efforts on land and on the coast; partnerships for conservation and the environment; the RMA, and the local body elections. For further information, contact Ross Gardiner, Conference Organiser, tel (04) 385 7545,

~ 25 and 26 August 2001- 'The Changing Face of the New Zealand Defence Force: Its National and Regional Significance', the fourth annual conference jointly hosted by The Military Studies Institute and Massey University's Defence and Strategic Studies Department - this conference is designed “as a non-partisan forum for an open and in-depth consideration of the national and regional significance of the NZDF's changing face”, sounds rather like the non-partisan, well balanced approach used by the Royal Commission on GE. To be held in the AgHort Lecture Block, Massey University, Palmerston North, for more info contact Dr Joel Hayward, Conference Convenor, Defence and Strategic Studies, Massey University, tel: 06 350-4234, fax: 06 350-5662,

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~ 27 August - Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp: 20th anniversary - celebrations and ‘Women say NO to Star Wars’ protests in Aotearoa (and elsewhere!), for background info check out (plus see local listings for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch).

~ from 7 and 8 September - Nau mai Haere Mai, Te Waka Kai Ora - Maori Organics Networking Group will be holding hui intended to bring together Maori who are interested in sustainable and organic growing to discuss a range of issues - the establishment of a national organics network to represent Maori interests in the organics industry, healthy kai and how to grow kai, opposition to genetic modification, constitutional change and matters of concern to growers or would be growers. Hui will be held in the following areas: Te Whare Wananga O Awanuiarangi - Whakatane on 7 and 8 September; Tai Rawhiti - Hinepare on 27 and 28 October; Tai Tokerau - Te Tii Marae, Waitangi from 16 to 18 November; National hui - Whanganui from 24 to 26 January (date to be confirmed). No reira haere mai ra i runga i te kaupapa o nga matua, tupuna, 'Ki te manaaki te mauri o nga taonga katoa'. Contacts - Mere Bennett (06) 343 5561, Nick Roskruge (06) 356 9099, Cherryl Smith (06) 342 5915, or Percy Tipene (09) 405 2360.

~ 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

~ 20 and 21 October - 2001: An Anarchist Odyssey 'Organising Against Capitalism in the 21st Century', this year's national anarchist conference over Labour weekend will feature workshops and discussions on a variety of topics, loosely based around the theme of local responses to capitalist globalisation and the worldwide 'anti-globalisation' movement, $20 per person for the two days, or $10 for one day (includes two meals each day). For more info contact or check out

***** LOCAL *****


~ until SAT, August 25 - there is a 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.

~ SUN, 26 August - ‘Alternative Economics. New Policy Directions for the new millennium’ with speakers Dr Jane Kelsey on globalisation and the effect on Aotearoa/NZ; Phillida Bunkle on 'The case for FTT'; Michael Rowbotham Author of 'The Grip of Death' and 'Goodbye America’; David Tutty, Executive Officer Peace and Justice Commission, Jubilee 2000 and Third World Debt. From 10am to 4pm, at Lecture Theatre WH 125, Auckland campus AUT Wellesley St. For more info contact Peter Kane (09) 442 2364 or 027 4952 150, Trevor Barnard (09) 276 6093.

~ MON, 27 August - ‘Women say NO to Star Wars’ protest (celebrating the 20th anniversary of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp), 5-30pm to 6-30pm at the US Consulate office, 23 Custom Street East, City. For more info check out

~ TUES, 28 August - Focus on Aceh! with a screening of ‘Aceh: the People's Struggle’, a powerful 15-minute documentary on the growing people's movement against Indonesian military occupation and exploitation by multinational corporations and for a referendum for the Achenese people; and discussion about the current situation. Repression, arrests, up to 1,000 deaths in the conflict this year - what can be done? 7-30pm at the Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road. Organised by the Indonesian Human Rights Committee, contact Maire Leadbeater tel (09) 376 9098 or

~ WEDS, 29 August - Te Atatu Hikoi - programme: 2.30 pm - Assemble Te Atatu Marae site, Harbourview South, Te Atatu Rd, next to m'way; 3.00 pm - Proclamation and Declaration of Maori Sovereignty on the land; 3.30 pm - Hikoi leaves Te Atatu Peninsula, from Te Atatu Rd by m'way on-ramp; 5.00 pm - Rally outside Waitakere City Council, Waipareira Ave, Henderson; 5.30 pm -Proclamation and Declaration of Maori Sovereignty to full monthly Meeting of Waitakere City Council. Te Atatu Marae Hikoi - Homai te Whenua! For more info contact Matiu Tarawa (09) 527 0247, Melba Wellington (09) 834 9999 or 025 820 220; For full message see

~ SAT, 1 Sept - GE-Free NZ March, at 12 noon, QE2 Square.

~ WEDS, 12 September - 'Do you have a private life?' a seminar looking at the issues of surveillance and its impact on New Zealand society, speakers Nicky Hager and Wayne Hope PhD, 6pm to 8pm at the Old Government House Lecture Theatre, University of Auckland, $16/ $10 staff & students, to enrol tel (09) 373 7599 ext 7831/ 7832. Pre-enrolment is essential.

~ February 2002 - Tamaki 2002, a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Aotearoa Traditional Maori Performing Arts Festival - information about the venue, and application forms for those interested in having a stall are now available on-line at


~ SAT, 25 August - 'Safer Families Day: addressing violence within our community', speakers Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, CEO of Women's Refuge, Roger McClay, Commissioner for Children, followed by workshops, 1pm to 5pm at the Hamilton City Council Reception Lounge. Organised by NCW Hamilton Branch, contact Maureen McCool (07) 847 5259 or Christine Reymer (07) 855 4699.


~ THURS, 23 August - informal reunion of 1981 anti-tour activists, 5-30pm in the old Taranaki Street Police Station (now operating as Zibibbo Restaurant and Bar) to meet each other and Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane prior to his talk (see under National listings).

~ FRI, 24 August - HIV AIDS: Report from UN conference and implications for the Pacific, speaker Annette King (Minister of Health) will present a lunchtime seminar with contributions from Antony Simpson MFAT and NGO delegates to the conference, 12-30 pm to 1-30 pm at the Nordmeyer Theatre, Level D, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Mein St, Newtown. Seminar organised and presented in co-operation with the Wellington Branch of the United Nations Association of New Zealand.

~ SAT, 25 August - 'Behind the News' the fortnightly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of 'Dig'.

~ MON, 27 August - ‘Women say NO to Star Wars’ protest (celebrating the 20th anniversary of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp), 5-30pm to 6-30pm, at the US Embassy, 29 Fitzherbert Tce, Thorndon. If it is raining, gather in the brown wood gazebo (which will have a roof for the occasion!) in Katherine Mansfield garden, in Fitzherbert Tce. Things you could bring with you: something to tie to the fence; felt pen for writing on doves to tie on the fence; wool for weaving in the fence; something to make a noise with - pot and wooden spoon, whistle, your voice ... candles; your own banner or placard if you wish. Tarpaulins and lengths of rope for the shelter would be helpful if it's raining. For more info check out

~ WEDS, 5 September - Human Rights Amendment Bill (which had its first reading in Parliament on 16 August) briefing to community groups by the Wellington office of the Human Rights Commission, informal meeting with Rosslyn Noonan (Chief Commissioner) and a representative from the Office of Race Relations. From 12-15pm to 2pm, at the HRC, Level 8, Vogel Building, 8 Aitken Street, light refreshments will be served, please RSVP to or telephone 04 473 9981.

~ SAT, 8 September - 'Behind the News' the fortnightly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of 'Dig'.

~ MON, 22 October - Labour Day celebration, if your group wishes to take part, have a stall, whatever, please contact John Maynard, tel (04) 973 6373, Details to be confirmed closer to the time, likely to be 10-30am to 12-30pm, Porirua Shopping Centre.

~ 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.


~ SUN, 26 August to FRI, 31 August - International Animal Research Conference at the Christchurch convention centre, protests by anti-vivisection campaigners as follows: Sun - 3pm at the convention centre; Mon to Fri, 12 noon at the convention centre. For more info contact the Coalition Against Vivisection, Mark Eden tel 021 158 6554 or Rob Stevens, 021 163 3161.

~ MON, 27 August - ‘Women say NO to Star Wars’ protest (celebrating the 20th anniversary of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp), 5-30pm to 6-30pm at the US airforce base, Harewood, by Christchurch International airport. For more info check out


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