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Peace rallies, vigils and meetings

Published: Thu 20 Dec 2001 10:38 AM
Peace rallies, vigils and meetings
Updated 18 December 2001
*** WHANGAREI
~ Coalition for Peace Whangarei weekly meetings are temporarily on hold although activities will continue in the meantime; working meetings will reconvene in January or earlier if the US starts on Somalia or Iraq or others of Dick Cheney's '40 or 50 countries'. Contact Tim, tel (09) 434 6633 or the-farm@ihug.co.nz
*** AUCKLAND
~ SUN, 23 December - Silent Peace Vigil from 9-15am to 9-45am, outside the Quaker Meeting House, 113 Mt Eden Rd. All welcome. For more info contact gaelhowell@xtra.co.nz
~ TUES, 15 January 2002 - the Women4Peace group begins meeting again, 7pm, at the Shakti Asian Women's Centre, 138 Church St Onehunga, in the conference room. All women welcome, the Women's Centre is women-only space. For more info tel (09) 636 8512.
~ For dates and times of the weekly Silent Peace Vigil in the new year, tel Friends Centre (09) 630 6834.
~ For details of any Anti War Coalition activities over the holiday period, tel (09) 267 7737 or check out http://www.geocities.com/aklantiwar/
~ For details of when the 'Peaceful Living’ weekly meetings will resume in the new year, contact Tim Tipene, warrior.kids@xtra.co.nz
*** ROTORUA
~ Rotorua Peace Coalition weekly meetings will resume in January. Contact Julie, tel (07) 347 4416 or julz.radford@xtra.co.nz
*** WELLINGTON
~ THURS, 20 December - say NO to the war! make the pre-Christmas vigil for peace the biggest yet, and send the NZ government a clear message that you do not want any NZ military involvement in the 'war on terrorism', that you do not want this country to have any part in the killing of the people of Afghanistan, and the SAS are to be brought back NOW! From 5pm to 6pm, at the Cenotaph, cnr Bowen Street. For more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz
~ every Thursday - the weekly vigils for peace will continue at the same time and place through the holiday period, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph (cnr Bowen Street). If there are any changes to this schedule there will be a message left on the PMA answer phone tel (04) 382 8129.
~ every Wednesday - Peace Action Wellington information stall, 12 noon to 2pm in Cuba Mall (except on public holidays and if the weather is very wet). For more info contact PAW c/o tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz
~ THURS, 10 January - Peace Action Wellington planning meeting, 6-15pm (after the weekly vigil) at the PMA offices, Trades Hall, 126 Vivian Street, Wellington. For more info contact PAW c/o tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz
*** NELSON
~ ongoing - the Nelson Peace Group 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.
*** CHRISTCHURCH
~ SAT, 15 December - silent half hour meditation/prayer vigil from 12-30pm to 1pm, outside the front of the Cathedral. Organised by a non-sectarian meditation group in Christchurch, who would like people of all denominations to join with them in this simple action.
~ emergency response vigil details - if the war goes beyond Afghanistan, there will be a vigil at 5-30pm in Cathedral Square on the day on which we are first aware of this (ie, if the news breaks here in NZ after 5pm our time then we will be holding the vigil the next day). For more info contact Peace Action Network
If you would like your vigil, rally or meeting for peace advertised, please send details of your event (including contact details for at least one of the people organising it) to pma@xtra.co.nz For articles and statements about the war against the people of Afghanistan, check out http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/usatresp.htm For on-line listings of peace vigils, rallies and meetings in Aotearoa, check out http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/vigils.htm
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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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