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National - what’s on where listings - 22 November

Updated 22 November 2002

National - what’s on where listings


~ MON 25 November - International Day of Action to End Violence Against Women.

~ SUN, 1 December - Prisoners for Peace Day - the English version of the Prisoners for Peace Day material is online at http://www.wri-irg.org/news/2002/pfp02-en.htm This year the focus is on two regions, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

~ TUES, 10 December - International Human Rights Day - see Wellington in local listings below.

~ THURS, 16 January 2003 - 12th anniversary of the start of the Gulf War; 18 and 19 January - Stop the war on Iraq! the next day of action scheduled by the International ANSWER coalition, to coincide with the anniversary. For more info check out http://www.internationalanswer.org/ See Wellington in local listings below.

~ Ongoing - Medical supplies for Iraq! Quaker Peace and Service Aotearoa/NZ are once more raising money to buy medical supplies for Iraq. These will be used again to support the US-based NGO, LIFE for Relief and Development, mainly in their cancer relief projects, and the Rome-based NGO, Bridge to Baghdad's Sindibad Primary Health Care Clinic in Basra. Cheques can be made out to Quaker Peace and Service and sent to QPS, 7 Moncrieff St., Wellington. We can also process credit card donations e-mailed to hoggard@top.net.nz For more info contact Tony Maturin and Sandra Jones tel (04) 389-4715.

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~ Now - Alert! Government attack on the RMA and the environment - the Government is moving quickly to introduce limited notification into the Resource Management Act over the next two weeks, Limited notification will block members of the community from participating in important environmental decisions. Please express your concerns over these proposals to: Rt Hon Helen Clark, Prime Minister, Parliament Buildings Wellington. Email: pm@ministers.govt.nz or phone (04) 471 9998; Hon Marian Hobbs, Minister for the Environment, Parliament Buildings Wellington. Email: mhobbs@ministers.govt.nz or phone (04) 470 6566; Larry Baldock, Environment Spokesperson, United Future, Parliament Buildings Wellington; Email: united.nz@parliament.govt.nz or phone (04) 471 9999. It would also be useful to send emails to other politicians or, better yet, give them a call. Also write letters to the Herald - letters@nzherald.co.nz (200 words max) or Dominion Post letters@dompost.co.nz (200 words max) or The Press editorial@press.co.nz (150 words max) or your local paper. All letters must carry name and residential address and daytime phone number. If you are sending them by email they should go into the body of the email, not as an attachment. Alert from Environment Centre Northland.

~ Now available - ‘When the Invisible Hand Rocks the Cradle: New Zealand Children in a Time of Change’, by Alison Blaiklock, Cindy Kiro, Michael Belgrave, Will Low, Eileen Davenport and Ian Hassall. "This paper investigates the impact of economic and social reforms on the well-being of children. These reforms were among the most sweeping in scope and scale in any industrialised democracy. The reforms have not led to an overall improvement in the well-being of children. There has been widening inequality between ethnic and income groups which has left many Maori and Pacific children, and children from one parent and poorer families, relatively worse off. The New Zealand experience illustrates the vulnerability of children during periods of social upheaval and change and the importance of having effective mechanisms to monitor, protect and promote the interests of children." The full report is available on-line at http://www.acya.org.nz with a child friendly version at http://www.unicef.org.nz/newsline/livestories/story_3.htm A hardcopy of the full report or the child-friendly version is available from UNICEF NZ, PO Box 10-978, Wellington; email 2helpkids@unicef.org.nz or tel (04) 473 0879.

~ ongoing to 8 December - Taiawhio: continuity and change - celebrating the rich traditions of Maori visual culture, both customary and contemporary, at Te Papa (Wellington), for more details check out http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/whats_on/short_term1.html#Taiawhio

~ ongoing to 19 December - Mataku! a series of contemporary tales of the unexpected and unexplained, ordinary characters encounter mysterious phenomena of Mäori mythology, presented by Temuera Morrison; 9-30pm on Thursdays on TV3. To congratulate TV3 on this series, and encourage them to screen more Mäori programmes at a reasonable viewing hour, you can use the feedback form at http://www.tv3.co.nz/corporate/faq.cfm or fax TV3 Programming at (09) 302 2103, or write to TV3 Programming, Private Bag 92 624, Symonds Street, Auckland.

~ FRI, 24 to SUN, 26 January 2003 - Waihopai Spybase protest! NZ is one of George Bush’s most enthusiastic allies in his apparently endless and borderless 'war on terror' - the public face of that is the involvement of the SAS in the war in Afghanistan; but New Zealand’s most significant contribution to that war, and any other wars waged by our Western allies, is the Waihopai spybase. Even though the Government is not so keen on following the US in its plans to wage war on Iraq, Waihopai will play a key role in that too, because it is controlled by the US, with NZ (including Parliament) having little or no idea what goes on there (let alone any control). Waihopai does not operate in the national interests of New Zealand or our neighbours. Basically it is a foreign spybase on NZ soil and directly involves us in America’s wars. Waihopai must be closed! We invite people from around the country to join us for the weekend of anti-war protest at this spybase. Come prepared for roughing it and camping out. For more info contact the Anti-Bases Campaign, Box 2258, Christchurch; email cafca@chch.planet.org.nz or check out http://www.converge.org.nz/abc

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~ FRI, 22 November - Tony Maturin speaks about his experiences as Quaker Peace and Service NZ delegate on the Belgium/Iraq Friendship Society peace delegation to Iraq in April 2002, 7-30pm, at the The Religious Society of Friends / Te Haahi Tuuhauwiri meeting house, 113 Mt Eden Road.

~ SAT, 23 November - Grey Lynn Part Festival - look out for the Water Pressure Group stall, site numbers 90, 91 and 92 in the 'Eco Park' up from the Prime Rd, Elgin St entrance; with the WPG fire engine, 'Rita' and 'Peter', demonstration water meters to give free community advice on how to unrestrict your water meter if Metrowater are foolish enough to try 'tampering' with your basic human right! From 9-30am, for more info contact Penny Bright tel (09) 846 9825.

~ SUN, 24 November - Symposium on Palestine, with speakers, documentary films, and action workshops, concludes with Palestinian dinner, followed by Palestinian traditional dance performance (Dabkah). There will be a focus on four main issues: the NZ government's trade and commercial links to Israel; NZ companies that trade with Israel; NZ universities links with Israel; and ways to highlight NZ wide the struggles of the Palestinian people - any advance research on these topics would be appreciated. Starts at 1pm, will end around 8pm, at Waipapa Marae (also known as Auckland University Marae), in the university campus, behind St Andrews Church which is diagonally opposite the High Court. Free entry, a small koha (donation) would be appreciated. Hosted by Auckland University Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), supported by Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC), Auckland, for more info contact Zaeem email zeebee001@hotmail.com or Suzy tel (09) 520 0201.

~ SAT, 30 November - peace women’s social evening, come and meet with the speakers and other women from around the world who will be in Auckland for the International WILPF meeting, 8pm at Waipapa Marae, Wynyard Street. All women welcome; for more information contact Joan tel (09) 360 8001 or Edna tel (09) 378 1732.

~ MON, 2 December - 'The state of democracy in Auckland City' with a panel of speakers. Monthly Global peace and Justice Auckland Forum, 7-30pm, Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn. For more info contact Mike Treen email miketreen@yahoo.co.nz

~ MON 2 to FRI 6 December - book collection for distribution by the Reading Association of Nigeria. There is a container at 30 Aintree Ave, Mangere for books for all levels and ages. If you can't drop the books off yourself, please contact Fiona email starandgarter@xtra.co.nz For more info check out http://www.theglobalbridge.com/bookswithoutborders

~ SAT, 7 December - Next IWD 2003 Planning Committee Meeting, 10-30 am, at the Roasted Addiction Cafe, Kingsland. For more info contact Janet email janetbogle@hotmail.com

~ SAT, 7 December - Palestine/Israel Rally for Peace, supporting peace and justice based on Removal of Israeli Occupation, Right of Return for Refugees, Sharing Jerusalem and Cessation of Jewish only Settlements in occupied Palestine, 2pm to 3pm, Aotea Square, Queen Street. Contact David Wakim tel (09) 520 0201.


~ FRI, 22 November - 'Talking the Walk: filling footpaths and kerbing cars', presentation by Rodney Tolley (Director of the Centre for Sustainable Transport (CAST), Staffordshire University) - a foremost international transport and urban design analyst - which will include: creating well-designed pedestrian networks; efficient targeting of resources; identifying target markets for sustainable transport and developing pro-walking communication strategies; 4pm to 5-30pm, Environment Centre, 25 Ward St (above Air NZ office), free entry but you do have to register by contacting Rachel Dunn email Rachael.dunn@eeca.govt.nz or tel (04) 470 2226. For more info about CAST, check out http://www.staffs.ac.uk/schools/sciences/geography/cast/


~ FRI, 22 November - 'Curry and Pilger' - screenings of 'The new rulers of the world' and 'Palestine is still the issue' along with a variety of yummy curries, from 6pm at the Green Rooms, 1st floor, 15-20 Cambridge Terrace. $10 or as close to it as you can get - a fundraiser for the ‘No War on Iraq’ events in Wellington on 14 December. For more info contact email valerie.morse@paradise.net.nz

~ FRI, 22 November - Women Reclaim the Night march, leave Chaffers Park at 8 pm, women and children only, transgender and intersex people welcome. Followed by gig at the Bluenote, cnr Cuba and Vivian Sts til late. For more info contact Wellington Independent Rape Crisis, tel (04) 473 5358.

~ SAT, 23 November - banner painting workshop for the ‘No War on Iraq’ rally on 14 December, from 1-30pm, the People's Resource Centre on Lukes Lane.

~ SUN, 24 November - Opera and beautiful food, 3pm-5pm Blondini's cafe (Embassy Theatre). Tickets $25 and are strictly limited For tickets, contact Iona tel (04) 385-3116 or e-mail iona@actrix.co.nz or suekedgley@paradise.net.nz A fundraiser for the Electoral Reform Coalition.

~ SUN, 24 November and SUN, 1 December - two free workshops for people working for social, environmental or political change to help make your group and campaigns more effective and successful; facilitated by Mario Rautner, an international campaigner who was active in organising the Seattle WTO, and J18 protests and has worked on campaigns for Greenpeace International, Animal Rights and Genetic Engineering in a number of countries. * 24 November - Consensus Decision Making - to improve the effectiveness of your meetings and teach skills to stay focused and energised. Consensus decision-making is the most democratic and satisfying decision making process. It creates commitment to the decision and creates a cooperative dynamic instead of internal power struggles. Most importantly, this process encourages an environment in which everyone is respected and all contributions are valued. * 1 December - Strategic Campaign Planning - to help people develop and implement campaign plans. It will include researching and defining campaign goals as well as developing strategies and creative tactics to achieve those goals. The focus will be on exercises and campaign tools that can be applied to all campaigns from direct action campaigns to lobbying. Both to be held from 4pm to 7pm, Ernie Abbott Room, Trades Hall, 126 Vivian Street. The workshops are free or with koha/donation. As numbers are limited please register by leaving a message for Emily at (04) 385-6728 or email organize@riseup.net

~ MON, 25 November - street theatre workshop for those interested in street theatre around the ‘No War on Iraq’ rally on 14 December, 7pm to 9pm, the Factory, 20 Hanson Street, Newtown. Anyone and everyone with creative skills - whether acting or doing props or whatever - is really welcome to come along; for more info contact email valerie.morse@paradise.net.nz

~ TUES, 26 November - 'The Regional and other Implications of Economic Growth in China and of the US-China Trade Relationship', Dr Richard D’Amato (Chairman, US-China Security Review Commission) speaks at the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs Wellington Branch meeting, 5-30pm to 6-30pm, Lecture Theatre 2, VUW Law Faculty, Old Government Buildings. Small entry charge for non-members, for more info contact Anke Atkins NZIAA (Wellington) Secretary, email anke.atkins@paradise.net.nz or tel (04) 972 1962.

~ THURS, 28 November - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ FRI, 29 November - IPPNW AGM with Matt Robson as the guest speaker, 6-30 pm, Turnbull House, Bowen Street. All welcome; for more info contact Robin Halliday email halliday@paradise.net.nz

~ SUN, 1 December - urban community garden group 'Growing Community' are organising the creation of yet another garden to stand boldly in the path of the proposed inner-city 'Bypass', this one in an empty lot on Buller Street near the Terrace Tunnel. Come and enjoy the creation of the garden, also an acoustic performance from local groove/rock/reggae band KAMAhi and an opportunity to enjoy a BYO picnic, weather permitting. Meet between 10am and 5pm, bring edible plants, herbs, native plants, instruments, paintbrushes, decorations and any tools you have, mulch and compost is especially sought after.For more info contact Kane Fawcett (04) 5897-320 or email fawcettino@hotmail.com or email wrag_@hotmail.com

~ SUN, 1 December to THURS, 12 December - Te Rakau Hua O Te Wao Tapu present their latest production in Porirua and Wellington, from Jim Moriarty and the Theatre Marae programme. For more info and bookings tel (04) 383 5034 or email terakau@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 5 December - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ TUES, 10 December - Wellington Friends of Tibet event to mark International human Rights Day, with speakers and a video presentation; 6pm to 7-45pm at the City Gallery Auditorium. For more info contact Chris Mathieson tel (04) 589 1146.

~ THURS, 12 December - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SAT, 14 December - ‘No War on Iraq’, show your opposition, parade for peace! gather at 12 noon at Glover Park (corner Ghuznee and Garret Streets) to march to rally at Midland Park (Lambton Quay), more details to follow as they are confirmed. For more info contact Peace Action Wellington, tel 904) 382 8129 or email peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ THURS, 19 December - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 16 January 2003 - 12th anniversary of the start of the Gulf War - all day peace vigil at the US embassy, from 7-30am to 7-30pm; rally with speakers at 6pm. For more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, email pma@xtra.co.nz

~ every Saturday - 'Behind the News' on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Linda Hobman and Jim Delahunty. If you have something you’d like them to cover, or a comment on the programme, please contact Jim Delahunty tel (04)938 6943 or Linda Hobman tel (04) 380 0194.

~ every Sunday - Te Aro Heritage guided walks, courtesy of Campaign for a Better City, take place each Sunday for the foreseeable future. Meet at 1pm at the junction of Cuba Street and Tonks Avenue, opposite Arthur Street; entry by koha. Contact Karen MacIntyre tel (04) 973 5355 for more information or to volunteer your time.

~ 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.


~ MON, 2 to TUES, 31 December - Universal Income for a Sustainable Future events - radio shows on Fresh FM 6 December at 7pm and 10 December at 3pm. Workshops/demonstrations/stalls: Metro Cafe, Nelson 11th December 6-9pm Yaza Cafe; Nelson 12th December 5-8pm The Warehouse; Nelson 13th December daytime Farmers; Nelson 14th December daytime Public Library (Activities Room); Nelson 15th December 2-4pm Hot Mamas; Motueka 18th December 6-9pm Wholemeal Cafe; Takaka 19th December 5-8pm Visions Festival; Pakawau 31st December, daytime stall, 12-30pm to 2pm workshop ... and more. For more info contact email ayre@actrix.co.nz


~ FRI, 22 November - 'Religion / Islam / Terrorism - The Church's Response?' an interactive seminar evening with Jim Veitch (Religious Studies Department, Victoria University), from 5-30pm to 9pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, 28 Bealey Avenue. All welcome, please bring finger food for a shared tea and koha to assist with expenses. Arranged by the Christchurch Methodist/Presbyterian/Quakers Social Issues Work Group. For more info contact Christina email Xristina@xtra.co.nz

~ WEDS, 27 November - Rotem Mor, a 'refusenik' from the Israeli army, who spent four months in a military prison because of his beliefs, speaks at 7-30pm, WEA, 59 Gloucester Street. - "For a long time, I have had doubts about the honesty of military service. These questions began to arise long before I was drafted. They stemmed from information I had acquired about the Israeli-Arab conflict, and from discovering the false information about it, to which I was exposed for years. As I learned more, I was increasingly sceptical about the official Israeli version of what happened. This official version is the basis on which most of Israeli youth justifies its military service. I started to understand to what extent fear and hatred had been instilled in me from a very early age. I discovered that I do not believe in the existence of an ‘enemy’, but rather in the existence of people of different cultures, who are frightened and angry, just like me."

If you would like your event for peace or social justice included in these listings, please send the details (including contact details for at least one of the people organising it) to Please put ‘for what’s on’ in the subject heading of your message.

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the national networking peace organisation
PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Tel +64 4 382 8129, fax 382 8173 email pma@xtra.co.nz
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