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PMA National - What’s On

31 August 2001

********************* NATIONAL - WHAT’S ON **********************

*** NATIONAL ***

~ 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 *****

*** AUCKLAND

~ SAT, 1 September - GE-Free NZ March, at 12 noon, QE2 Square, Queen Street.

~ SAT, 1 September - Palestine/Israel Rally for Peace, from 1 pm to 2 pm, Aotea Square. For more info contact Palestine Human Rights Campaign tel (09) 473 8677.

~ MON, 3 September - Tamaki Treaty Workers meeting, with a focus on planning for Treaty Conference 2001 (see national listings, 4 to 6 October), 7-30pm, at Point Chevalier Community House, 18 Huia Rd. For more info contact

~ 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.

~ SUN, 16 September - ‘The Educator and the Educating: Politics and Practice’, with Dr Walter De Oliveira (Professor of Public Health, Lutheran University of Brazil), expert on participatory budgeting and work with disadvantaged children and adolescents, from 1-30pm to 5pm. For more info contact Bruce Ross tel (09) 623 8899 x8477,

~ MON, 17 September - Public Meeting with Dr Walter De Oliveira (see 16 September listing above), 7pm Greens Office, Ground Floor,26 Anzac Avenue. For more info contact Russell Norman, tel (09) 377 0149.

~ FRI, 21 September - ‘Genocide and the Modern World: Never Again, Ever Again, or Whether Again?’, Dr. Paul Bartrop (School of Australasian and International Studies, Deakin University) speaks from 12 noon to 2pm, Room 220, A block, Wellesley campus of AUT. Organised by AUT and sponsored by the Peace Foundation.

~ 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

*** LOWER HUTT

~ TUES, 11 Sept - ‘We look at globalisation’, Peter Conway, CTU economist, speaks at the Waiwhetü-Lower Hutt Peace Group meeting, 8pm at the Waiwhetü Uniting Church Hall, 6 Trafalgar Street. For more info contact Arthur Quinn, tel (04) 567 0533.

*** WELLINGTON

~ SAT, 1 September - native tree planting day! native plants, especially manuka, cabbage tree and flax, and old biodegradable carpet are needed for a native tree planting day, join in from 11am to 4pm in Tonks Ave, upper Cuba Street. If you can donate any of these items or know of others who can, please contact Hannah Zwartz at

~ 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 Narlenei@hrc.co.nz 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, 17 September - 19th Commemoration of Sabra and Shatillah Massacre - people will gather to commemorate the Sabra and Shatillah Massacre in which the Israeli Army supervised the massacre of more than two thousand Palestinian civilians, mostly women and children, in Lebanon in 1982, from 12 noon at the cnr of Lambton Quay & Hunter Street. For more info contact

~ TUES, 18 September - Stop The Bypass and Save Wellington from the Bulldozers! march from the top of Cuba Street (6pm) to a public meeting at the Town Hall at 7pm. For more info contact

~ SAT, 22 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.

*** CHRISTCHURCH

~ SAT, 1 September - GE rally , 12 noon in Cathedral Square. For more info contact Kate (03) 385 5807 or 021 585 888

~ WEDS, 5 September - Green Youth Aoraki meeting for people interested in getting involved or for those who what to find out what it is we do, 7pm, 16 Bedford Row, off Manchester Street, look for the Green sign and the Green door! Bring some GE food, or organic food for a feast and we will do the rest. Feel free to bring friends or anyone else interested. For more info contact Kate (03) 385 5807 or 021 585 888.

~ THURS, 6 September - ‘Anarchy in Action: Practical Alternatives to Capitalism’, Anarchist Round Table public meeting covering everything from collectives during the Spanish Revolution to Co-ops and Participatory Economics, from 7-30pm, at Christchurch InterActive, 4F 222 High Street (Cnr Cashel St), All are welcome.

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