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Action Alert - What's on in Wellington soon

Peace Movement Aotearoa

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

Issued 21 September 1998

* Thurs - 24 Sept - 12 to 1-30pm at the Memorial Theatre, Student Union Building, VUW -showing of the movie 'Baraka' as a fundraiser for the Iraqi Sanctions Medical Alert Group. Entry by donation. Good film, excellent cause !

*** and a night out at Trades Hall ...

* Thursday - 24 Sept - early evening, meeting at PMA (first floor, Trades Hall, 126 Vivian Street) - Warren Thomson, Anti-Bases Campaign, will be in Wellington as part of his national speaking tour updating local peace people around the country on the very latest information about the Waihopai spy base, the activities of the GCSB and of the SIS. For confirmed time, contact Edwina at PMA (details on PMA signature below).

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* 7-30pm - Corso Office, also on the first floor of Trades Hall, Robert Reid (Aotearoa/NZ Monitoring Group) will be speaking about APEC , followed by discussion on actions to protest against the APEC Senior Officials meeting (which will be held in Wellington from 2 - 10 February next year).

* Friday, 25 September, 8am - picket outside the NZ Employers Federation, 15-17 Murphy Street, Thorndon (the Clear building). For more info/ confirmation contact Karen tel (04) 473 8566,

* Fri, 25 Sept, 12:15 pm, Wesley Church (75 Taranaki St, Wellington) lunchtime forum on the Te Puni Kokiri report "Progress Towards Closing Social and Economic Gaps Between Maori and Non-Maori "Dr George Salmon, Director, Health Services Research Centre, Victoria and Otago Universities, "Health and Poverty" (For a copy of the report email your name and address to )

* Fri, 25th Sept - Waterthon ! (Water for Survival), advertised as a fun competition to remind people here what people in other countries have to go through just to get water. To raise money for water supplies for water supplies in Uganda and South India, teams of 10 people will pay $75 to carry as much water as possible from Frank Kitts Park Lagoon to Queens wharf in 15 minutes. Help is needed - if you wish to take part in the sponsored waterthon, please contact Sigrid Houlette tel (04) 570 6871 or Laurie Salas tel (04) 479 3415.

* Weds, 30 Sept - 10-30am to 1-30pm, outside the Israeli embassy, 111 The Terrace - vigil to call for the release of Mordechai Vanunu, organised by the Campaign to Free Mordechai Vanunu.


* Thurs, 1 October, 7.30pm, at the Beehive, Community & Co-operative Banking seminar, hosted and chaired by MP Rod Donald. Confirmed speakers so far include Harry Duynhoven MP who is a trustee ofthe TSB Community Trust which owns the Taranaki Savings Bank, PaulGoulter,secretary of Financial Sector Union, Cr Celia Wade-Brown and Ian Reid,former CEO of PSIS. The Beehive Theatrette meeting is by invitation only. To ensure your name is on the invitation list and you will be admitted, get your name to Sandra Craigie, Rod Donald's secretary, by emailing her at and in the subject put "bankinvite" or phone 0-4-526 8692 and leave a message for Meg Craigie.

* Friday 2 October 1998, 9 to 4.30, ‘BEYOND CAPITALISM : Transforming our world view’ at the St John's Conference Centre, cnr Willis and Dixon Sts, Wellington. Speakers : Sohail Inayatullah (Fellow, Queensland Univ of Tech; Nooa Institute for the Future); Anne Else (Independent writer and social commentator of Wellington); Tim Hazledine (Professor of Economics, Auckland University); Paul Wildman (Fellow, IMC University, Brisbane; Node Chair of UN University's Millennium Project).
Purpose of Seminar
The modern economy is not sustainable for it has inherent contradictions, notably its dependence on growth and inequality. The seminar will explore transformations to eliminate poverty, enhance social cohesion, preserve biodiversity, achieve sustainability and find meaning in life. It will provide context and help focus the energy of the Hikoi of Hope, which arrives in Wellington the day before. The Hikoi is calling for Finding a Better Way.
Promoters of Seminar : Proutist Universal, Box 984, Nelson. (Attn: Bruce Dyer) tel/fax: (03) 548 7284, ; Sustainable Futures Trust, 30 Akatea Rd, Petone. (Attn: Alan Fricker). tel: (04) 589 1575, fax: (04) 589 0447;<>; PIRM, Box 12-125, W'ton. (Attn: Ron Cundy) tel: (04) 473 6623; fax: (04) 472 6374;
Registration: $25 inc. lunch (limited concessions at $10) Cheques payable to: Sustainable Futures Trust. Send to: Alan Fricker, Sustainable Futures Trust, 30 Akatea Rd, Petone with name / address / telephone no.

* Tues, 6 October - Food not Bombs will be moving to Pigeon Park, Dixon St, on fine Tuesdays starting from 6 Oct (still at Vincents, 166 Victoria St, if wet). Free food and political support for low income people - 2-30pm every Tuesday afternoon. Part of the global Food not Bombs movement.

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