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Peace Movement Aotearoa

PO Box 9314, Wellington. Tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173,

Issued 13 July 1999


- If you were involved with the Waihopai Women’s Camps in 1988-89 or 1994, and would like to contribute towards research / donate photos or materials to be archived / answer a questionnaire, please contact: June Gregg, Waihopai Women’s Research, PO Box 2586, Christchurch, or c/o PMA Office. This project has two aspects : one to contribute towards June’s research for a Master’s thesis; secondly is to bring together an archive so that this part of women’s protest heritage is preserved.


  • 13 AUGUST, MEDIA PEACE AWARDS - closing dates for entries for the 1999 Media Peace Awards, for nomination forms / more info contact Peace Foundation, tel (09) 373 2379, fax (09) 379 2668,

  • 10-12 SEPTEMBER, ALTERNATIVES TO THE APEC AGENDA CONFERENCE, Speakers include: Antonio Tujan, Executive Director, IBON Databank, Philippines; Moses Havini, Bougainville Freedom Movement; Sunera Thobani, Ruth Wynn Woodward Professor of Women's Studies, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada; Crispin Beltran, Chairman of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), Philippines; Dr Jane Kelsey, Professor of Law, Auckland University, author of "The New Zealand Experiment"; Moana Jackson, Ngati Kahungunu, Director of Nga Kaiwhakamarama i Nga Ture (Maori Legal Service); Annette Sykes, Ngati Pikiao, lawyer, Treaty of Waitangi Activist; Robert Reid, International Officer, NZ Trade Union Federation; Radha D'Souza, Asia Pacific Workers Solidarity Links; Aziz Choudry, GATT Watchdog and more !

    To receive registration pack for the forum please contact:, fax (09) 846 3297. Updates to this initial posting, programme, and registration details will be posted on this listserve and at shortly. Overseas registrations are limited to 40 places; local registrations to 140. Priority will be given to ensure a broad representation of sectors and community interests. Organised by The Aotearoa/New Zealand APEC Monitoring Group, sponsored by GATT Watchdog, CAFCA and the NZ Trade Union Federation.



  • WEDS 14 July - 12 noon , Planning begins for Apec in September, 1st floor Peoples Centre,33 Wyndham St.

  • WEDS 14 July - 7.30pm, APEC: What it thinks it does for us. Speaker - Rod Oram, Editor, Business Herald, St James Presbyterian,74 Wellesley St. Further information Roger Smith (09) 309 4661.

  • THURS 15 July - 1pm, Unite Union local meetings, People's Centre 33 Wyndham St.

  • WEDS 21 July - 7.30pm. APEC: What does it do to us? Speaker - Sue Bradford, Kotare Trust, St James Presbyterian,74 Wellesley St. Further information Roger Smith (09) 309 4661.

  • THURS July 22 - 7.30pm, Is APEC all it's cracked up to be ? join the debate with Alliance candidates Mike Treen (Waitakere), Mark O'Brien (Epsom) and Ella Henry, Trades Hall, 147 Gt North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland.

  • TUES, 27 July - 9.15am, Debt Action Network Meeting, Pompallier Centre, New St, Ponsonby. Contact Joan Macdonald (09) 360 8001.

  • WEDS 28 July - 7.30pm. APEC: How should the church respond ? Speaker - Rev George Armstrong, St James Presbyterian,74 Wellesley St. Further information Roger Smith (09) 309 4661.

  • TUES 10 August - 1pm, Unite Union local meetings, Peoples Centre, 33 Wyndham St.

  • TUES 17 August - 7:30pm, the second Great Peace Debate is taking place on Tuesday Aug 17th. "Making peace, not war, is good for business". Debaters are Raybon Kan, Elizabeth McRae, Michelle A'Court, Andrew Clay, Lianne Dalziell and Liam Jeory. Ajudicator Brian Edwards, MC Craig Parker, at the Maidment. Tickets from the Maidment Theatre $25 waged / $15 unwaged.


  • TUES 13 July - 5-30pm, Nelson Peace Group meeting, Kite Shop.

  • FRI 6 August - 7-30pm, launch of Will Foote’s latest publication ‘The Power of the People: how Nelson Province became nuclear free’, speaker - Kate Dewes ‘Towards a nuclear-free millennium', at St John’s Methodist Church, Hardy Street. Copies of the book available at the launch, or may be purchased from Page & Blackmore (after the 6 August launch), 254 Trafalgar Street, Nelson, tel (03) 548 3887, fax (03) 546 6799, $9-95 plus $1 p&p.

  • SAT 7 August - Top of the South Regional Peace Groups meeting, 10am at Riverside Community.


  • 25 July - Power Vigil by Candlelight (Social Services Sunday), all parishioners in the Christchurch Diocese are asked, on the night of Social Services Sunday, July 25, 1999, to reduce their power consumption where possible, for the evening. As part of this, parishioners are also asked to replace their electric lighting with candles for this special evening as a shared silent vigil witness with other parishioners.

    Parishioners are asked to do this as part of their shared action to tell Southpower that its recent 13% increase in power charges is not acceptable, especially for the many on low and very reduced incomes. From JUST Concerns Christchurch. For more info, please contact Rev Jim McKenna, tel 03-389-8660, fax 03-389-8655.

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