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PMA National What’s On

21 November 2001


Please note: vigils, rallies and meetings for peace relating to the war against the people of Afghanistan are generally not included in these listings as they are being circulated in more regularly updated messages. Details of those vigils, rallies and meetings for peace are listed at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/vigils.htm

~ Help needed for Computers for East Timor Project! Transport is needed to move computer monitors from Wellington to Auckland in the next few weeks. If you are travelling north and can take one or two monitors with you, please get in touch with the Wellington pick up contact, Dougal at dougal_ellis@hotmail.com or the Auckland drop off contact and Project Coordinator Stu at stu@ihug.co.nz


~ 23 November - International Buy Nothing Day, a 24 hour break from consumer spending, and a chance to do something - by doing nothing! All you have to do is try not to buy anything for a whole day. Sounds too easy? well give it a go. For more info check out

~ 25 November - International Day of Action to End Violence against Women, see Wellington Women reclaim the night march listing for 23 November.

~ 25 November - International Day of Solidarity with Palestine and the Palestinian People, see Auckland listing.

~1 December - Prisoners for Peace Day, a day to honour and act on behalf of those imprisoned because they refuse to participate in war. The initial list of Prisoners for Peace 2001 is now available from War Resisters' International at http://www.wri-irg.org/from-off.htm

~ 5 December - No war! No Borders! Call for an International Strike of Pupils - from Collective High School Pupils Against the War, their statement says: we consider that the war is not a solution to the problem of terrorism and refuse the law of retaliation;we refuse to passively attend the massacre of civilian innocents, we refuse these states which decide future of Humanity alone; we assert ourselves antimilitarists; we refuse all wars and we consider that nothing can justify this nonsense which is war. To look at a war passively, it is to accept it. To accept it, is to contribute to it. Another world is essential! Contact details: Collective High School Pupils Against the War (Lille, France) email nonalaguerrelille@altern.org

~ 10 December - Human Rights Day, see Auckland and Wellington listings.

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~ 25 and 25 November - Tühoe exhibition opens! Tühoe extravaganza at Te Papa (see Wellington listing for details).

~ 5 to 10 December - national speaking tour with visitors from Sudan: Dr Haruun Ruun ( a recent recipient of Human Rights Watch's 2001 Global Rights Defender Awards), Mrs Anna Hoth, Bishop Paride Taban and Mr Telar Deng. Public meetings: * Christchurch on Weds, 5th - 7pm at the Community of the Sacred Name, Tuam St; * Wellington on Thurs 6th - 7-15 pm at St John's Presbyterian Church, Willis St; * Auckland on Fri 7th - Dr Haruun Ruun will speak, 7-30 pm at St Columba Centre, Vermont St, Ponsonby; * Napier on Sat 8th - Dr Haruun Ruun and Mr Telar Deng will speak, 7-30 pm at St Patrick's Church, Munro St; * Dunedin on Sat 8th - Mrs Anna Hoth and Bishop Paride Taban will speak, 7pm at Selwyn College, 560 Castle Street. Background information: over 2 million people have been killed in 18 years of war in the Sudan. The New Sudan Council of Churches, working in the south of the country, is brokering innovative people-to-people peace processes between warring factions. In recent years there is evidence that the Sudanese Government is bombing the south to enable oil exploration by major companies. Church agencies have been heavily involved in relief efforts. The NSCC delegates are visiting Aotearoa New Zealand to build support for their actions and to meet with Government and oil companies. For further information please contact Christian World Service, P O Box 22 652, Christchurch, tel (03) 366 9274 cws@cws.org.nz

~ 8 December - John Campbell interviews Dr Haruun Ruun (see above listing) at 8-15am on National radio.

~ 1 to 4 February - Activism in Aotearoa 2002, advance early notice! To be held at Brookfield Camp, Moores Valley, Wainuiomata; more info just as soon as it is available.

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~ THURS, 22 November - 'Warspeak and the Media - managing illusion', a one-day public forum on the role of the media in the representation of the 'war on terrorism', speakers include John Campbell (TVNZ), Cameron Bennett (TVNZ), Finlay McDonald (Editor, The Listener), Malcom Evans (NZ Herald cartoonist), and Joe Glen (TVNZ, Te Karere), and more ... 10am to 3pm in the Study Centre Staff Lounge, Massey University, Albany. Enrolments $25/$15 waged, does not include refreshment which will be available separately at the venue. Registration is necessary and can be secured by contacting Dr Warwick Tie, tel (09) 443 9799 x 9052, W.J.Tie@massey.ac.nz>

~ SUN, 25 November - WILPF Fundraising Breakfast, with marmalade and other goods for sale, 9-30am 1/5 Seymour Street, St Mary's Bay, $15. For more info contact Joan tel (09) 360 8001 or Edna tel (09) 378 1732.

~ SUN, 25 November - International Day of Solidarity with Palestine and the Palestinian People symposium, with a wide range of speakers, screening of video documentaries, the day's event will conclude with a performance of Dabkah (traditional Palestinian dance). A Palestinian meal will be served at approximately 8-15pm when the Muslim participants are joined with to end the day-long fast (Ramadhan). From 1pm to 9pm, at the University Marae, Wynard Street, The University of Auckland. Free entry but koha would be gratefully accepted to assist with costs. This event is jointly hosted by Palestine Human Rights Campaign, and Students for Justice in Palestine (Auckland University). For more info contact Zaeem zeebee001@hotmail.com

~ TUES, 27 November - public meeting against the anti-terrorism legislation, 7-30pm at the Avondale Community Centre, organised by the Anti-war Coalition.

~ THURS, 29 November - an invitation to hear and meet Paul Oestreicher, an ordained Anglican priest, most of Paul's life has been at the interface of politics and religion. He has just retired from being Director of the International Centre for Reconciliation based at Coventry Cathedral (destroyed in WWII bombing); he is Vice-President of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, former Chairman of Amnesty and a Counsellor of the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship in England. From 7-45pm at All Saints Hall, next to All Saints' Church, 284 Ponsonby Road (near Three Lamps), free entry. Organised by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, for more information contact Chris Barfoot tel (09) 575 6142, fax 575 4836.

~ FRI, 30 November - the first planning meeting for International (Working) Women's Day 2002, 6pm at the Auckland Women's Centre, 4 Warnock St Grey Lynn, all women welcome. For further info contact Janet janetbogle@hotmail.com

~ MON, 3 December - Tamaki Treaty Workers meeting, 7-30pm at the Pt Chevalier Community House, Huia Street. For more info contact Joan tel (09) 360 800.

~ SAT, 8 December - 'Islam and the West: The Political and Social Origins of the Current Panic' speakers include Dr Christine Dureau on 'Images of the Muslim World in the West' and Dr Asmah Rahman, Auckland Women's Organisation of FIANZ on 'The Rights of Women in Islam'; to be held at The Conference Centre, University of Auckland. $15 / $10 (includes morning and afternoon teas, please bring your own lunch). To enrol or for further info contact Marie Therese Millet, tel (09) 373 7599 x 7619, fax 373 7419, mt.millet@auckland.ac.nz

~ SAT, 8 December - Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan, International Campaign to Ban Landmines, speaks at the celebration to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize for Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma and the 100th Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize, 8pm at the Quaker Meeting House 113 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden. Organised by the New Zealand Burma Support Group, with support from the Campaign Against Land Mines and The Peace Foundation, for more info tel Fiona Thompson (09) 828 4855.

~ MON, 10 December - Human Rights Day celebration in Aotea Square - with entertainment, stalls and information tables, from 11-30am to 1-30pm. For more info contact David Wakim tel (09) 6300 388, fax 630 1126 or Kevin McBride tel/fax (09) 377 5541.

~ MON, 10 December - ‘Bringing it home’ - how race and gender analysis allows us to more fully understand current debates in NZ for Maori, Pacific nations peoples, refugees, migrants and many others. A public forum to mark UN International Human Rights Day with speakers Gregory Fortuin, Race Relations Conciliator; Sylvia Bell, Senior Legal Advisor, RRO; Joy Liddicoat, Human Rights lawyer, Wellington; Karen Way, Network Waitangi; chaired by Ros Noonan, Chief Human Rights Commissioner - report back and discussion on the UN World Conference on Racism, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (Durban, August 2001), from 7-30pm at St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. For more info contact Wong Liu Shueng tel (09) 306 6713 wongls@racerelations.org.nz

~ TUES, 18 December - launch of the Human Rights Foundation of Aotearoa New Zealand by Dame Silvia Cartwright, 5-30pm at Totem, 100 Customs St West. For more info contact humanrightsfoundation@xtra.co.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


~ FRI, 23 November - a seminar with Louise Arseneault (University of London lecturer in Developmental Psychology Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre King's College London - Institute of Psychiatry) speaking on the extent of the association between mental disorders and violence in the community; from 3pm to 4-30pm, fifth floor, Charles Fergusson Building, Bowen Street. Organised by the Ministry of Social Development, please RSVP to Pauline Warman tel (04) 916 3389 or pauline.warman001@msd.govt.nz asap.

~ FRI, 23 November - Women reclaim the night march - with firedancing, music, stiltwalking, street theatre, kapahaka and heaps of amazing energy and visibility. The march will weave in opportunities for women to speak out on the issues of violence, domination and exploitation wherever and however it is found, one of many global events to mark the International Day of Action to End Violence against Women, meet 8pm at Chaffers Park; followed by an evening of performance at the Bluenote from 9-30pm, with The Carnies, The Sound Lady (Auckland), Emma Walter (Pukekohe), Mama Bullet, Bellydancing, The Shirleys and more ... women and children only. Then 16 Days of Action against Violence - bringing men and women together in condemnation of violence in our communities, see 10 Dec listing. For more info contact Amy tel (04) 473 5358 or 021 313 603. NOTE: if any women wish to join The Complainers for the Reclaim the Night March, please meet at 7pm, at the Magdalena Office in Trades Hall to be issued with your costume!

~ SAT, 24 November - Wellington Quakers Garage Sale to raise money for the Medical Supplies for Iraqi Hospitals appeal, from 9am to 12 noon at 8 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria. For more info contact Sandra Jones tel (04) 389 4715 or Hylda Cuttler tel (04) 232 8546.

~ SAT, 24 and SUN 25, November - Tühoe exhibition opens! Tühoe extravaganza on Saturday - 11am-11.35am: Te Kapahaka ö Ruatähuna - Bay of Plenty Finalists for 2002 Mäori Performing Arts Festival; 11.40am-12.30pm: Hirini Melbourne - a multimedia presentation featuring old photographs of Tühoe elders, dance, and taonga puoro; 12.40pm-1.15pm: Tuahine - showcasing songs from their soon-to-be- released album 'Mä Te Reo'; 1.25pm-2pm: Tribal Fibres Fashion Show - showcasing their line of original fashion and design; 2pm-2.30pm: Whirimako Black - winner of the Mana Reo section of this year's NZ Music Tui Awards; 2.30pm-3pm: Ngä Tamariki ö Te Kura ö Kökako - delighting and entertaining all ages; 3pm-3.30pm: Ngä Tamariki ö Te Kohu aka The Misties - entrants in this year's Kapahaka Super 12 Competition. On Sunday: 11am-11.30am: Uri Kohu - presenting works by talented Kawerau songwriter Hohepa Tamehana; 11.40am-12.10pm: Poia Rewi and Te Hono - finalist in Te Whainga songwriting contest; 12.20pm-12.50pm: CPTT - up-and-coming youth group from Taihape; 1pm-1.30pm: Te Whanau Ngäti Kotahitanga - children from Newtown School entertain with aerobics and dance; 1.30pm-1.50pm: Ngatapa Black - performing her own original material; 1.40am-2.10pm: Poia Rewi and Te Hono - finalist in Te Whainga songwriting contest; 2pm-2.30pm: Kaia aka Conrad Noema - sure to please with sweet vocals; 2.30pm-3pm: Tü Te Maungaroa - a finalist in this year's Mäori Performing Arts Festival. All at Te Marae, Level 4, Te Papa - all events are free entry.

~ MON, 26 to FRI, 30 November - Bridge to Baghdad Exhibition, top Wellington and region artists will give part of the proceeds from sales of their works to the Quakers' Medical Supplies for Iraqi Hospitals appeal. Matt Robson will open the exhibition at 6-30 pm on 26 November, opening and exhibition at the Wellington Convention Centre (Michael Fowler Centre).

~ WEDS, 28 November - 'Inside the Rwanda and Yugoslavia Tribunals', with James Stewart (formerly of the Office of the Prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Office of the Prosecutor for the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia), 6pm in Lecture Theatre 1, Old Government Buildings. For more info contact Belinda Tuari tel (04) 463 6327, law-centres@vuw.ac.nz

~ FRI, 30 November - 'The Public Health Threat from Terrorism and Implications for New Zealand', Dr Nick Wilson speaks following the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) AGM; the AGM is at 5-30pm, speaker at 6-30pm, at Turnbull House, 11 Bowen St. Following the presentation, a meal will be provided at around 7-30pm (cost will be around $40 per head), everyone welcome. Please contact Nick Wilson if you are intending to stay for the meal tel/fax (04) 476 3646, nwilson@actrix.gen.nz

~ SAT, 1 December - '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'.

~ SUN, 2 December - Aotearoa Educators celebrates the Declaration of Independence, by showing films produced by independent Mäori film makers. Film makers highlighted include: Leonie Pihama, Mei Hill, Moana and Tauni Sinclair; Toby Mills and Whetu Fala. The topics include globalisation, colonisation, through to contemporary and traditional art practices. The Declaration of Independence was signed in October 1835. This document was accepted internationally, acknowledging Aotearoa as the independent State of Mäori. Since this time, Mäori have fought to regain sovereignty over guardianship of New Zealand. The film festival is to celebrate the steps we have taken, encouraging the pathway forward. Free screenings will start at 10am, with repeated screenings to 5pm, at the Theatre, City Gallery. For more information contact Tania tel (04) 384 4997 or ngaitu@hotmail.com

~ TUES, 4 to SAT 8 December - 'Darkness, Not Asleep: A Dream Project', the new theatre work proudly presented by Red Mole's Roadworks. 'Darkness, Not Asleep' looks specifically at the violence of the imagination, when the mind is confronted with events too huge for it to manage; the violence of the world familiar only in dreams. There has to be a place where society’s dreams come together with our own personal dreams, otherwise, we are aliens in our own society, in a world slowly spinning out of control. The performance includes soundscapes, a cappella song, chant, mask, percussion, dance and documentary texts. 8-30pm, at The Space, 146 Riddiford St, Newtown, $10/ $6 for bookings please tel The Space (04) 970 1741

~ FRI, 7 to SUN, 9 December - 'Towards Economic Democracy - creating a system with soul', a seminar to focus a movement for economic democracy within Aotearoa/New Zealand, with speakers Sohail Inayatullah on Prout Indicators; Nicky Hager on economic alternatives; Dada Jitendrananda on uncovering the oneness and bringing it to economics, education, culture, spirituality; and meditation, yoga and chanting to open inner resources. To be held on Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Island Bay, $100/$80, for more info please call Dada at (04) 382 9662 or Bruce at (03) 548 7284, bdyer@prout.org

~ MON, 10 December - the 16 Days of Action against Violence culminates in the community festival against violence, bringing men and women together in condemnation of violence in our communities and will feature local musicians, marquees, food, dancing and more ... from 8pm-1am in Upper Cuba Street. For more info contact Amy on (04) 473 5358 or 021 313 603.

~ MON, 10 December - NZ multisporter Nathan Fa’avae speaks about his 900km race through Tibet. This fundraising event for the Dalai Lama’s 2002 visit is being held on Human Rights Day and the commemoration of His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. 7pm at the City Gallery Cinema, Civic Square. Tickets only $15, please make cheque payable to 'Friends of Tibet' and send to 72 Majoribanks St, with a self-addressed envelope, before December 5th. Limited seats available. For more info tel 025 204 9934 or 021 17 17 129.

~ SAT, 15 December - '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'.

~ 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.

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