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What's on - National


~ 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 and Nelson, 30 Nov listings).

~ 10 Dec - International Human Rights Day (see Wellington and Auckland, 10 Dec listings).

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~ 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, 10 Dec - Human Rights Day Rally - music, display tables, banners, speeches - at Aotea Square from 3.30 p.m. to 7.30p.m. For more info, contact: Pax Christi ph/fax: 09) 377 5541 mobile 021 681 686;


~ WEDS, 24 Nov - Citizens' Rally on Poverty, speakers include Mayor Jill White, church, university and community leaders, open microphone for sharing stories, music and song ! at Lion's Den in the Square from 12.30 - 1.30pm, organised by the Palmerston North post Hikoi Poverty Action Group.


~ 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).


~ 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.

~ WEDS, 24 Nov - protest vigil and leafletting against the deployment of the NZ frigate 'Te Kaha' to enforce the economic sanctions which are killing thousands of people every month in Iraq, from 4-30pm to 5-30pm at the Cenotaph (outside parliament).

~ FRI, 26 Nov - the absolutely fantastic Reclaim the Night March followed by performers at Frank Kitts Park, to mark the International Day of Action to end Violence Against Women (25 Nov). Its aims are to challenge the amount of rape and violence that women suffer in our society and around the world and to celebrate women's strength. Women and Children only - the march offers a place for women's voices to be heard and a time for us to reclaim the streets as places that women can walk without fear or protection from men. Performers include comedian Cathy Sheat, Choir Choir pants on Fire, The Shirleys and much much more!! Meet at 8pm at Chaffers Park (between Oriental Parade and Cable Street) and bring a banner if you like and all your friends!! Organised by a collective of groups including the Wellington Women's Centre and Wellington Independent Rape Crisis. Tel (04) 499-1401 or (04) 473-5358 for more info.

~ 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

~ TUES, 30 Nov - Ministry of Social Policy -Alan Nixon, Senior Manager (Policy Co-ordination) will speak about the new ministry, his views on future policy decisions and the interface the new ministry will have with the voluntary and community sector. 9-30am to 10am, Meeting Room, level 7, 75 Ghuznee Street - this is part of the WELCOSS AGM, all welcome.

~ 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.

~ TUES, 30 Nov - Global Day of Action, Resistance and Carnival Against the Global Capitalist System - street theatre with faceless stilt walkers labelled as WTO, IMF, WORLD BANK etc will hold leashes attached to "politicians". We will also ask the political parties to have a representative to answer where they stand on the WTO and corporate influence and national sovereignty. If you would like further information contact

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