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Peace vigils, rallies and meetings...

Updated 9 October 2001

Current listings of vigils, rallies and meetings for peace taking place in Aotearoa / New Zealand

~ Tuesday 9 October, Wellington - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm, at the Cenotaph (cnr Bowen Street) - chalking, signing banner and petition, open mike speakers.

~ Tuesday 9 October, Christchurch - Peace Action Network Meeting, 5-30pm, at Interactive. For more info contact tel (03) 365 4068, pannz@yahoogroups.com Interactive, PO Box 1732, Christchurch.

~ Tuesday 9 October, Auckland - ‘Women and the War on Terrorism’ with speakers: Simy Gulzar, Pakistani Women's Rights Activist; Farida Sultana, Shakti Asian Women's Centre; Maire Leadbeater, Indonesia Human Rights Committee and plenty of time for discussion. 7pm to 9pm, at the Auckland Women’s Centre, 4 Warnock St, Grey Lynn, the Auckland Women’s Centre is a women only space. For more info tel (09) 376 3227.

~ Wednesday 10 October, Wellington - presentation to parliament of the first batch of signatures on the petition calling for a peaceful response to the attacks in the US, 12-20pm to 1-30pm, parliament steps. No NZ military support for vengeance! as the politicians aren’t listening to what we’re saying please bring drums, something to bang, whistles etc so our message is loud and clear. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ Wednesday 10 October, Auckland - ‘Conflicts in Aotearoa and the South Pacific: resolution upon whose terms? Dame Sylvia Cartwright (Governor General), 12-30pm to 1-30pm, Staff Lounge, Study Centre, Albany Campus. The first in the Massey University Centre for Justice and Peace Development public lecture series, for more info contact Dr Warwick Tie, tel (09) 443 9799 x9052, W.J.Tie@massey.ac.nz

~ Thursday 11 October, Wellington - do you want to help organise the Wellington response to the attacks in the US? the next planning meeting to organise anti-war actions will be at 5-30pm, 230 Cuba Street. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ Friday 12 October, Whangarei - rally for peace, 12 noon in the Mall. Organised by Coalition For Peace Whangarei, for more info contact: Cheree (09) 430 8588; Jan (09) 438 5889; Tim (09) 434 6633; Carol (09) 437 0185; Vaughan (09) 433 8897 / 437 0185.

~ Friday 12 October, Wellington - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ Satruday 13 October, Wellington - International Day of Action to Stop the Militarisation of Space - ‘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). Details of the programme are available on the PMA website at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/spasem.htm

~ Saturday 13 October, Auckland - International Day of Action to Stop the Militarisation of Space together with Anti- War Coalition Rally and March, 12 noon, QEII Square for Rally and March up Queen Street. For more info contact Brian tel (09) 373 7599 x5745, vandam@mat.auckland.ac.nz or Joan (09) 360 8001.

~ Sunday 14 October, Wellington - an invitation to join Standing Together: An Interfaith Gathering for Justice and Solidarity, be there as Jews, Muslims, Christians pray from their own tradition. Show by your presence that there is no room for hatred. discrimination or violence here in Wellington; with music by Strumpet, and a collection for UNICEF work in Afghanistan, For more info contact Sister Margaret Mary, Compassion Centre, tel (04) 385 9299, fax (04) 384 9769, margaret.mary@hoc.org.nz

~ Sunday 14 October, Dunedin - Picnic for peace! 2pm to 4pm, in front of the band rotunda, near the duck pond in the Dunedin Botanical Gardens; family friendly, bring food and conversation/information to share. Every Sunday until further notice.

~ Wednesday 17 October, Auckland - ‘The Persistent Reality of Colonisation: Ongoing Conflict or Time For A Real Change?’ Moana Jackson (Maori Law Commission), from 12-30pm to 2pm, Staff Lounge, Study Centre, Albany Campus, Auckland. The second in the Massey University Centre for Justice and Peace Development public lecture series, for more info contact Dr Warwick Tie, tel (09) 443 9799 x9052, W.J.Tie@massey.ac.nz

~ Wednesday 17 October, Whangarei - ‘What’s behind America’s drive for war?’, 7pm, at the One Double Five Community House, 155 Kamo Road. Organised by Socialist Workers Organisation, for more info contact Vaughan tel (09) 433 8897, vaughan@ihug.co.nz

~ Saturday 20 October, Manukau - South Auckland rally for peace, to stop NZ involvement in the war; and to say no to racist attacks! Gather at 1pm, Hayman Park, Ronwood Dr, Manukau (behind Manukau Shopping Centre). All welcome. Organised by Women Against Rape. Speakers and volunteers are welcome, tel Sarah on (09) 276 1991.

~ ongoing - the Nelson Peace Group has decided that rather than keep a vigil they are going to be wearing arm bands with an appropriate message or badge until the war ends. They will carry spares to give to people who wish to do the same.

If you would like your vigil, rally or meeting for peace listed on this page, please send details of your event (including contact details for at least one of the people organising it) to pma@xtra.co.nz

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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