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PMA National - What’s On

Published: Fri 22 Jun 2001 11:01 AM
21 June 2001
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NATIONAL - WHAT’S ON
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*** NATIONAL ***
~ until 24 June - Matariki, the new year! is celebrated at Te Papa with the Matariki Festival on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, a full programme of events, lectures, and performance - you can get all the details online at
~ until 28 June - the government’s Rio +10 series of debates on the topic ‘Our environment – trash can or treasure?’ in the main centres, still to come: 28 June, 7pm in Palmerston North at the Palmerston North City Council Chambers. For more info about the debates and about the government’s response to Rio +10, check out ~ Sundays until 1 July - 'Ngä Tamatoa -The Back of a Whale', ten part series on National Radio. Still to be aired: Pauline Kingi - Sunday 24 June, 3-04pm; Conclusion - Sunday 1 July, 3-04pm.
~ SAT, 23 June and SUN, 24 June - Womenspirit rising! a weekend of workshops for women on all sorts of peaceable topics, at the Hutt Valley High Petone Campus, North Street, Petone. For a copy of the programme write to Womenspirit Rising, 63 Wades Street, Wadestown, Wellington or tel (04) 472 6425,
~ 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). For more information about his visit to your area, please contact the following: * Christchurch - 16 October, contact Murray Horton, tel/fax (03) 366 3988, ; * Blenheim - 17 October, contact Evin Wood, tel/fax (03) 5782259, ; * Nelson - 18 October, contact Will Foote, tel (03) 5474779; * Golden Bay - 19 October, contact Helen Kingston, tel (03) 525 9576 ; * Wellington - 23 October, contact Mark Roach, tel/fax (04) 934 5612; 025 998 952 ; * Palmerston North - 24 October, contact Dion Martin, tel (06) 356 9658w, fax (06) 359 1333w; * Hamilton - 25 October, contact Jim Holdom, tel (07) 855 5699; fax (07) 855 5902 ; * Whangarei - 26 October, contact Don Ross, tel (09) 438 2388 ; * Auckland - 29 October, contact Gerry Hill, tel (09) 376 5989; fax (09) 376 5527 It is an expensive business, bringing a speaker from eastern Canada, and touring him through NZ for a fortnight. Donations are welcome. Make cheques to: ABC, Box 2258, Christchurch. Earmark them for the Mike Frost Tour.
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*** AUCKLAND
~ until SAT, August 25 - there is sophisticated audio-visual display marking the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Waterfront Lockout and supporting strikes, open Mondays to Fridays 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays 11am to 4pm, at the School of Creative & Performing Arts (at the former TVNZ studios, 74 Shortland St), free entry.
~ THURS, 21 June - ‘Landmines - Are we winning?, Neil Mander, Convenor of CALM, speaks at the Engineers for Social Responsibility meeting, 7-30pm at Room 3.407, School of Engineering, University of Auckland, 20 Symonds St. Refreshments to follow in the 12th floor common room.
~ SAT, 23 June - WILPF Winter Solstice Lunch, with speaker Matt Robson, Minister of Disarmament, 12 noon, all welcome, for more info contact Edna Butterworth tel (09) 378 1732 or Joan Macdonald (09) 360 8001.
~ SAT, 23 June - honouring the Decade for Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World 2000-2010, with keynote speaker Dr Linda Berne (University of North Carolina) on ‘Human Rights and the Girl Child’, and workshops: Media and Gender (Linda Berne); The Mäori Girl (Ella Henry); Human Rights of the Girl Child (Human Rights Commission); Maintaining Equality in NZ Education (Ken Havill); The Girl Child in the Global Setting (Jane Prichard); The Migrant Girl Child (Asama Psupanusorn); Early Childhood - the power of learned gender roles (Nola Harvey); Mäori and Pacific Island Child Nutrition (Kataraina Tuhaka and Kasalaina Puniani); Human Reproductive Technologies Using Gametes: issues for the girl child (Vivienne Adair); Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing for Girls (Jenny Robertson). From 9am to 4-30pm, at Somervell Church Centre, 497 Remuera Road. Registration $10 includes lunch, please register by 18 June, contact Bridgebuilders Trust tel (09) 524 5379 or (09) 528 3727.
~ FRI 22 June to SUN 24 June - Socialism 2001, ‘Global Revolt Against Capitalism - the thinking activists Hui’, at the Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Auckland City, hosted by the Socialist Workers Organisation, for more info contact or tel (09) 634 3984.
~ TUES, 26 June - report back on the Asia Pacific Peoples’ Solidarity Conference in Jakarta (7 - 10 June) by Maire Leadbeater, and screening of a short video about the terror campaign of 1965-66 which led to millions of deaths in Indonesia and allowed General Suharto to take over from President Sukarno. From 7-30pm at the Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road. Organised by the Indonesia Human Rights Committee, contact tel (09) 376 9098.
~ THURS, 28 June - 'Building New prisons is No Solution’, Charmaine Pountney speaks at the Allan Nixon Memorial Lecture, 8pm at the Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings. For more info contact Jean Stewart (09) 846 0226.
~ WEDS, 4 July - Naomi Klein, author of ‘No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies’ speaks about corporate globalisation and ‘free trade’ agreements, co-chairs are Laila Harre and Syd Jackson, 8pm at the Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden. Organised by Sally Griffin, Alliance Office, tel (09) 361 3754, Naomi Klein’s trip is sponsored by her publishers Harper Collins; for more info about Naomi, check out ~ SAT, 7 July - Legal Issues Seminar for Women, Allison Adams will present a seminar on the new Property Relations Act, from 10am - 12noon at the Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. Entry fee $15, for more info contact Allison Enwright at the Working Women's Resource Centre
~ FRI, 27 July and SAT, 28 July - 1981 The Tour - 20 Years on, anniversary programme. FRI: 7-00pm , drinks/nibbles, 7-30pm, screening of PATU with opening comments from Tom Newnham. Entry by Koha (donation to cover expenses). SAT: 9-00am to 7pm, photo exhibition from the tour will be open all day for viewing along with various memorabilia from the tour protests; 1-00pm to 4pm, impressions of 1981 and South Africa today - open mike (5 mins max each person) and opening remarks by John Minto; 4-00pm to 6-00pm, Where are the front lines of struggle in 2001? open mike for groups and individuals to present issues/ideas in a soapbox forum (5 mins max time each person); 8-00pm to Midnight - Party! musical items from various groups with dancing and celebration. Entry by Koha (donation to cover expenses). All on at the Grey Lynn Community Centre, Richmond Road. For more info or to help with the organising, please tel Margaret (09) ) 838 5881 or If you are coming from out of town and need a billet, tel John (09) 846 3173.
*** WELLINGTON
~ FRI, 22 June to SUN, 24 June - Alternatives to Violence Project, advanced workshop - for people who have already participated in an AVP Basic Workshop. For more info contact Myra tel (04) 384 8896, or Ralph tel (04) 383 6986.
~ SAT, 23 June - Fiesta del Sol! a festival of music, culture and dance from Latin America, 7-30pm at the Newtown Community Centre, cnr Rintoul and Colombo Streets, entry $10, for more info contact Rolando Olmedo tel (04) 568 7095.
~ THURS, 28 June - ‘After the Royal Commission on GM: what next?”, speaker Jeanette Fitzsimons, 7-30pm at Turnbull House, 25 Bowen Street.
~ SAT, 30 June - 'Behind the News' the monthly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of 'Dig'.
~ THURS, 5 July - Naomi Klein, author of ‘No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies’ speaks about corporate globalisation and ‘free trade’ agreements, co-chairs are Maxine Gay and Matt Robson, 7pm at the Wellington Girls College Hall, Pipitea St, City. Organised by Anna Sutherland tel (04) 470 6654 or 021 323467, Naomi Klein’s trip is sponsored by her publishers Harper Collins; for more info about Naomi, check out
~ SAT, 14 July - 'Behind the News' the monthly programme on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Jim Delahunty, producer of 'Dig'.
~ FRI, 20 July - Wellington Peace and Environment Centre Street Appeal! yes, it’s that time of year again, if you can assist with collecting for the Centre, please leave a message for Alex on (04) 385 6728 or contact him at
~ 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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