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Staunch Gives Peace a Chance: Matt Robson to Tour!

Staunch Gives Peace a Chance: Matt Robson to Tour!

21st September 2001

Media Statement

For Immediate Release

Staunch Gives Peace a Chance: Matt Robson to Tour!

"Suddenly, peace is a national, and indeed international, issue again," said Julie Fairey, National Spokesperson for Staunch Alliance. "But did it ever really go away?"

Staunch Alliance, the youth and activist wing of the Alliance party, announced today a campus tour by Matt Robson, Alliance MP and Minister for Disarmament.

Robson will be speaking on peace and disarmament issues.

This tour is all the more relevant when military retaliation looks likely in response to the horrific terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. Staunch and the Alliance want to promote discussion on peaceful alternatives.

Mr Robson's speaking dates are as follows:

Waikato University:

September 24th

12 noon in Guru's Lounge, Waikato Student Union Building

Contact: Ravaani Ghaemmaghamy

Phone 07 839 6299 email ravaani@xtra.co.nz

Massey University

September 26th

2pm on the Concourse

Contact: Huia Welton

Phone 06 350 4509 email president@musa.org.nz

University of Auckland

September 27th

12noon in OCH1

in Old Choral Hall cnr Symonds and Alfred Sts

Contact: Julie Fairey

phone 09 845 5242 or email julie@staunch.org.nz

Canterbury University

October 4th

Shelly Common Room

Contact: Sean Gourley

Phone 03 981 0365 or email sean@staunch.org.nz

Staunch Alliance is the youth and activist wing of the Alliance Party. Check out our website (still under construction but well worth a lookie) www.staunch.org.nz

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