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National - what's on!

11 November 1999


~ 25 Nov - International Day of Action to end Violence Against Women (see Wellington, 26 Nov listing).

~ 26 Nov - International Buy Nothing Day.

~ 30 Nov - Global Day of Action, Resistance and Carnival Against the Global Capitalist System (see Wellington, 30 Nov listing).

~ 10 Dec - International Human Rights Day (see Wellington, 10 Dec listing).

***** NATIONAL *****

~ FRI, 12 to SUN, 14 Nov - National Treaty Workers Gathering - ‘The Heart of the Matter - the decolonisation of Pakeha and Tauiwi’, hosted this year by Network Waitangi Otepoti, PO Box 1375, Dunedin, tel (03) 477 3395, fax (03) 474 0736,

~ SAT, 13 Nov - Pax Christi Annual Assembly - keynote speaker will be Cyril Hally SSC, whose topic will be related to what he calls "the global counterforce", an indigenous and community-based counter to the dominance of the global market. He tracks ways of operating at community level through communication networks and information-sharing at the grassroots level to preserve traditional human values and develop peaceful, cooperative relationships. All are welcome, particularly for the morning session. From 9am at St Anne’s Parish Centre, Russell Road, Manurewa, Auckland. Entry by donation - refreshments supplied.

~ THURS, 18 Nov - Media Peace Awards ceremony, guest speaker Pattrick Smellie (Sunday Star Times journalist who covered East Timor), 8pm at the Maidment $25 waged $15 unwaged. Tickets from the Maidment.

~ OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS - there will be protests highlighting the deployment of Te Kaha, currently in the Gulf assisting with the economic blockade which is killing thousands of people every month in Iraq. More details as they are confirmed - if you are planning anything about this, or would like more info, please contact PMA.

***** LOCAL *****


~ from THURS, 18 Nov to 21 Nov - Kaitiakitanga Hui, Hoani Waititi Marae, Cnr Westcoast Road & Parrs Cross Roads, Glen Eden. Powhiri at 6.00pm Thursday night, attendance is by Koha only. Rsvp by Monday 15 November if requiring accommodation. To request programme outline, other info contact or Waea Mai on 818-7008 taiao.

~ TUES, 23 Nov - parenting workshop organised by South Auckland Family Violence Prevention Network, speaker Peter Newell on ‘International Evidence for Ending Physical Punishment’, contact Rosemary Nash, tel (09) 263 6941, fax (09) 263 7129.

~ THURS, 25 Nov - The First Decade Conference, to mark the 10th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Speakers Peter Newell, Pauline Tapp, Cindy Kiro, Moana Sinclair, Susan St John and more; at the Uni. of Auckland Conference Centre, for more info contact Alison Blaiklock, tel (09) 828 2209

~ FRI, 26 Nov - launch of ‘East Timor: the Price of Freedom’ by John Taylor and ‘From the Place of the Dead: Bishop Belo and the Struggle for East Timor’ by Arnold Kohen - 5-30pm, at One World Books, contact tel (09) 377 5541,

~ SUN, 28 Nov - WILPF fundraising breakfast, 9-30am at 1 / 5 Seymour St, St Mary’s Bay, tel Joan (09) 360 8001.


~ FRI, 12 Nov - ‘Shipleyville in the Square’ to highlight the unaffordability of good housing and the need to change this. Cardboard City setting up is from 4pm, off the Fitzherbert Ave end -tents, cardboard shelters, soup kitchens etc etc. You are invited to bring along your 'shelter' and join in. Banners etc to highlight related issues of lack of jobs, lack of access to health care, costs of user pays (education) etc, inadequate income support also welcomed. From about 6pm there will be a free soup kitchen meal, bring family and friends, contributions welcome. Speeches and music and performances throughout the evening. Also ACROSS is looking for collectors who can do an hour or two during the day (Friday 10am to 5pm, or Sat 10am to 2pm) for their annual street appeal. Helpers urgently wanted, contact their office - (06) 356 7486


~ TUES, 30 Nov - Peace through Disarmament, Rod Alley speaks at the meeting of the Waiwhetu-Lower Hutt Peace Group, 8pm at the Waiwhetu Uniting Church hall, 6 Trafalgar St (cnr Grenville and Trafalgar Sts).


~ THURS, 11 Nov and FRI, 12 Nov - Te Whare Korowai, Nga Tuahine performance, Bats Theatre, For more info contact Dale Ferris 04 292 7087 or see ‘what’s on’ section on PMA website for full listing; for bookings tel (04) 802 4176.

~ from WEDS, 17 Nov to 20 Nov - ANZCCART protests - the Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching (ANZCCART) is an organisation whose sole purpose is to promote the use of animals in experiments. WEDS 17 Nov - Public meeting - 'Public faith in science and agriculture' Science and agriculture is increasingly dominated by big business, at the expense of the environment, animals, and our health. Speakers confirmed so far from NZAVS, Wellington Animal Action, Campaign Against Factory Farming. Other speakers to be confirmed, 7pm at Peoples Resource Centre, Lukes Lane (off Courtenay Place). THURS 18 Nov - Protest at the opening of the conference, 8am outside Te Papa Museum, Cable St, Wellington. FRI 19 Nov - Midday at Te Papa. National demonstration against vivisection and genetic engineering of animals. SAT 20 Nov - Mystery tour of vivisection laboratories, factory farms and GE related sites in Wellington. Starts in Newtown. For more info contact Wellington Animal Action, PO Box 6387,Wellington, tel (04) 385 6728, or check out the anti anzccart website

~ FRI, 19 Nov - men's hui to discuss violence against women in society, 6-30pm at the People's Resource Centre, 2 Lukes Lane. Free snack food, free video, free discussion, for more info contact Russell or Alexander on (04) 380 0005

~ Ongoing to 23 Nov - Community Training Programme including ‘Strategic Planning’, ‘Negotiation and Conflict management’, ‘Management Committees / Boards’, for details contact WELCOSS, fax (04) 385 3564.

~ FRI, 26 Nov - Women Reclaim the Night march, to mark the International Day of Action to end Violence Against Women (25 Nov), meet 8pm at Chaffers Park (between Oriental Parade and Cable Street); 9-30pm at Frank Kitts Park, speakers and performers. For more info contact Wellington Independent Rape Crisis (04) 473 5358 or Wellington Women’s Centre tel (04) 499 1401.

~ TUES, 30 Nov - Street Screening of ‘The Children are Dying’ in Cuba Mall (to mark the Global Day of Action, Resistance and Carnival Against the Global Capitalist System), for more info contact Lyn

~ FRI, 10 Dec - "Rally for Human Rights" outside the Chinese Embassy, 2-6 Glenmore Street, Thorndon from 7-30am to 9-30am; information stall in front of the Trade Aid shop in Cuba Mall, near Manners Street, from 11-00am to 2-00pm. These events are to mark International Human Rights Day and the 10th Anniversary of His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Contact Friends of Tibet, Wellington, Rick Sahar, tel (04) 239 9971, fax (04) 239 9976


~ SAT, 28 Nov - The Lorax is coming ! An afternoon of theatre and music with the Lorax and friends, 1pm at ANZAC Park, gold coin entry, for more info contact Native Forest Action, tel (03) 545 6040.


SAT, 13 Nov - Top of the South regional peace groups meeting, at Riverside Community, 10-15am, BYO lunch to share.

*** DUNEDIN ***

12 Nov - the closing of the East Timor Embassy on the 8th Anniversary of the Santa Cruz Massacre, 7-30am Ceremony in The Octagon, Shared Breakfast afterwards.

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