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Peace Movement - NATIONAL - WHAT’S ON

Peace Movement - NATIONAL - WHAT’S ON

27 September 2001




Please note: some vigils, rallies and meetings for peace relating to the response to the attacks in the US are included in these listings, but most are not as they are being circulated in more regularly updated messages.

*** NATIONAL ***

~ 24 September to 5 October - national campus speaking tour by Matt Robson, Alliance MP and Minister for Disarmament, who will be speaking on peace and disarmament issues, organised by Staunch Alliance, the youth and activist wing of the Alliance party. Still to come: Wellington, 2 Oct - Victoria University, 1pm in Meeting Room 1, 2 or 3 (not yet confirmed exactly which one), Student Union Complex, contact Anna Sutherland tel (04) 971 3115 or anna.sutherland@alliance.org.nz; Christchurch, 4 Oct - Canterbury University, 12noon in Shelly Common Room, UCSA Building, contact Sean Gourley tel (03) 981 0365 or sean@staunch.org.nz; Dunedin, 5 Oct - Otago University, 1pm in Main Common Room, Student Union Building, contact Mark Ryan tel 025 918 138.

~ 1 to 31 October - Tika Kai Ora - Kaua e raweke I te whakapapa - GE Free Land March. Kia ora Koutou, e nga kaumatua, e te whanau nui. Ko Kei Munro toku ingoa. Ko Ngapuhi me Ngati Porou nga iwi. The GE Free Land March is going to Parliament to protest! Helen Clarke is to announce whether she will extend the voluntary GE Free Moratorium by 31 October. Even if she does extend the Moratorium, this is not enough. We want a GE Free Aotearoa. Don’t ‘tutu’ around with our ‘taonga’! The tohu that represents GE Free Aotearoa will be brought by runners and walkers from Te Reinga Wairua (Cape Te Reinga), by all people who support this kaupapa. Haere mai! Haere mai! Haere mai! Haere mai ki te hikoi! Haere ke te oma! Tino rangatirotanga! For more info, contact k-munro@xtra.co.nz

~ 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 http://www.manukau.ac.nz/treaty2001 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.

~ 6 October - National Day of Action for a GE Free Aotearoa New Zealand, for more info including local details, check out http://www.gefree.net.nz

~ 10 October - 'The New Rulers of the World', John Pilger's latest documentary which uses Indonesia as a case study and sets out the issues around the globalisation of trade, screening 9-45pm on TV One.

~ 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). * Christchurch - Tuesday October 16, 7.30 p.m. Community Law Centre, 281 Madras Street. Opening speaker: Bob Leonard, Anti-Bases Campaign. Contact Murray Horton, ph/fax (03) 366 3988, cafca@chch.planet.org.nz * Blenheim. Wednesday October 17, 8 p.m. Wesley Lounge, Wesley Centre, Henry Street. Opening speaker: Bob Leonard, ABC. Contact Evin Wood, ph/fax (03) 578 2259 ewood@mlb.planet.gen.nz * Nelson. Thursday October 18, 8 p.m. St Johns Hall, 320 Hardy Street. Opening speaker: Green MP, Keith Locke. Contact Will Foote, ph (03) 547 4779 * Takaka. Friday October 19, 7.30 p.m. Golden Bay Community Centre, Commercial Street. Opening speaker: Keith Locke MP. Contact Helen Kingston, ph (03) 525 9576 helenk@voyager.co.nz * Wellington. Tuesday October 23, 7.30 p.m. Turnbull House, Bowen Street. Opening speaker: Nicky Hager. Contact Mark Roach, ph/fax (04) 934 5612; 025 998 952 artwork@paradise.clear.net.nz * Palmerston North. Wednesday October 24, 7.30 p.m. Wesley Broadway Methodist Church and Centre, 264 Broadway Avenue. Opening speaker: Nicky Hager. Contact Dion Martin, ph (06) 356 9658 ­ w; fax (06) 359 1333 ­ w. * Hamilton. Thursday October 25, 7.30 p.m. Methodist Church Centre, London Street. Opening speaker: Keith Locke MP. Contact Jim Holdom, ph (07) 855 5699; fax (07) 855 5902 jholdom@ihug.co.nz * Whangarei. Friday October 26, 7.30 p.m. St Johns Church Hall, 149 Kamo Road. Opening speaker: Keith Locke MP. Contact Don Ross, ph (09) 438 2388 struggle@igrin.co.nz * Auckland. Monday October 29, 7.30 p.m. Methodist Mission, Queen Street (opposite Town Hall). Opening speaker: Keith Locke MP. Contact Gerry Hill, ph (09) 376 5989; fax (09) 376 5527 great.ponsonby@xtra.co.nz Mike Frost's tour is organised by the Anti-Bases Campaign Box 2258, Christchurch.

~ 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 anroundtable@hotmail.com or check out http://www24.brinkster.com/aconference

***** LOCAL *****


~ THURS, 27 September - Action for Children and Youth in Aotearoa AGM and the official launch of the ACYA Website, 7pm at Orakei Marae. Please RSVP by 20 September to Hilary Nobilo tel (09) 411 8189, hilaryn@ihug.co.nz or Bettina Schempf tel (09) 537 0107 tina.sch@ihug.co.nz

~ SAT, 29 September - ‘Tensions and Conflict in the Pacific: Challenges to Security’ public seminar, from 8-15am to 5-45pm at Crown Plaza, 128 Albert Street. Registration fee $20. For more info contact Marian Evenblij (NZ Red Cross) tel (04) 472 3750, fax (04) 473 0315, or Marian.Evenblij@recross.org.nz

~ MON, 1 October - 'A Force More Powerful' Talk and partial screening of tv series by co-author and co-producer, Jack DuVall. The 'Force More Powerful' refers to peaceful resistance and the book and television series give examples of how this tool has worked effectively in many different situations. Matt Robson will also speak. 6-30 to 8pm, Massey University (Albany) Peace And Justice Development Centre Main Auditorium in the Study Centre building. Co-sponsored by Peace Foundation and Amnesty International. For more info contact (09) 373 2379, peace@fps.pl.net

~ SUN, 14 October - ‘Usher in daylight saving’, WILPF event in Helen Sumich's garden, 48 Lloyd Avenue, Mt Albert. Simple supper/evening meal provided, trading table, proceeds to purchase cattle for East Timor. Cost $10. For time and more info contact Edna Butterworth tel (09) 378 1732, ednab@ihug.co.nz or Claire Gregory tel (09) 638 8662 lcg@pl.net

~ WEDS, 24 October - United Nations Day - The Human Rights Network presents 'Everyday Ethics' a forum on ethics from a human rights perspective. Speakers on topics including business, women, children, indigenous cultures and mental health, from 7-30pm, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street. Ponsonby. Contact Rebecca tel (09) 837 4866 or Bev Watson tel (03) 314 6870 oea-watson@clear.net.nz

~ 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 http://www.tamaki.org.nz/


~ FRI, 12 October - Migrant Voice fundraising dinner, 7pm at the Good World, Chinese Restaurant, 98 High St, Lower Hutt, $20 each, includes entertainment, for more info contact tel/fax (04) 499 2620, migrantvoice@xtra.co.nz


~ FRI, 28 September - 'Lesbian Studies in Aotearoa/New Zealand', launch of new book, edited by Alison Laurie, from 4-30pm, in the Hunter Common Room, Victoria University of Wellington. Refreshments provided, RSVP to Administrator, Women's Studies, tel (04) 463 5268

~ WEDS, 3 October - Picnic for peace at parliament! (weather permitting), 12-30pm to 1-30pm, grassy area at parliament, bring your lunch, your family and friends, with information from peace and social justice groups, and the new national ‘petition calling for peaceful resolution’ to sign. An initiative from the initial ‘response to the attacks in the US’ planning meeting with people from the CEC, CTU, Multicultural Services Centre, PMA, Socialist Workers, Unite!, Urban Vision, VUWSA, Wellington Palestine Group and YWCA.

~ FRI, 5 October to SUN, 7 October - Alternatives to Violence Project basic workshop, for more info contact Myra tel (04) 384 8896 or Ralph (04) 383 6986.

~ SAT, 6 October - Thistle Hall flea market, starts today, then the first Saturday of each month until Christmas, community groups stalls welcome, $10 per day. For more info contact Karen Davidson, tel (04) 384 3088.

~ SAT, 6 October - '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, 8 October - 'Manufacturing Consent', Noam Chomsky's video exposing the extent of media manipulation of public opinion, very appropriate at this time! screens at 5-30pm, Mezzanine floor meeting room, Wellington Central library, Victoria St, koha entry.

~ FRI, 12 October - Migrant Voice fundraising dinner, 7pm at the Good World, Chinese Restaurant, 98 High St, Lower Hutt, $20 each, includes entertainment, for more info contact tel/fax (04) 499 2620, migrantvoice@xtra.co.nz.

~ SAT, 13 October - ‘Weapons in space: a new threat to peace and security? a seminar with representatives from peace and disarmament organisations, the NZ government, and other governments giving their views on the US government's plans to put weapons in space. From 9-40am (for registration, seminar starts at 10am) to 4-30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Law School (old government buildings). Organised by the National Consultative Committee on Disarmament, Centre for Peace Studies, Peace Movement Aotearoa, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Peace Council as part of the International Day of Action to Stop the Militarisation of Space. Details of the programme are available on the PMA website at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/spasem.htm

~ 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, links@actrix.gen.nz Details to be confirmed closer to the time, likely to be 10-30am to 12-30pm, Porirua Shopping Centre.

~ TUES, 23 October - Mike Frost speaks in Wellington, 7-15pm for 7-30pm, at Turnbull House, contact Mark Roach, tel/fax (04) 934 5612 artwork@paradise.net.nz

~ 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.


~ FRI, 28 September- Anti-War Planning Meeting, an organising and networking meeting for all people who are interested in planning anti-war, justice and peace actions. 7-30pm, @ Interactive (the new activist centre, 4th Floor, on the corner of High and Cashel Sts, opposite the WestpacTrust Centre, watch for the sign and take the lift), for more information tel (03) 348 1350 or 343 3876 anna@disarmsecure.org info@weave.org.nz

~ TUES, 2 October - 'A Force More Powerful' Talk and partial screening of TV series by co-author and co-producer Jack DuVall. 6-30 to 8-00pm, Christchurch Girls' High School, 10 Matai Street, 6.30-8.00pm: Auditorium. Sponsored by Peace Foundation's Disarmament & Security Centre.

If you would like your events or meetings advertised, just send them to pma@xtra.co.nz 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, pma@xtra.co.nz website http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/ Internet Peace Gateway http://www.peace.org.nz

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