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Action Alert - What's on soon (National)
Peace Movement AotearoaPO Box 9314, Wellington. Tel (04) 382 8129, fax (04) 382 8173, email@example.com
Issued 23 February 1999
* 1 March - Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day
* 8 March - International Women's Day - national events, around the country in 30 locations there will be the UNIFEM IWD breakfasts : Auckland - contact Rae Frampton, tel (09) 520 4826; Christchurch - contact Christine Lowe, tel (03) 332 1581; Wellington (and the other 27) - contact Anne, tel (04) 384 8116.
* 10 March - Tibet Uprising Day commemorating Tibetan non-violent resistance to the Chinese occupation. This year Students for a Free Tibet (NZ) have called the Light For Tibet campaign. Contact SFT(NZ) PO Box 4366, Kamo, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
~ Wellington - demonstrations outside the Chinese Embassy from 7-30am to 9am and from 4-30pm to 6pm; also a stall in Manners Mall from 12 noon to 2pm (Friends of Tibet),
~ Auckland - 7-30pm, memorial service at the Cenotaph to remember the 1.2 million Tibetans who died as a direct result of the Chinese occupation (Friends of Tibet).
* 21 March - 3 April - International Festival of Women's Performance, outstanding women performers from around the world; 21-28 March, Wellington; 1-3 April, Paekakariki 'Te Ao Te Tohatoha Mohiotanga' (a world in which to share knowledge). Contact Magdelena Aotearoa, tel (04) 385 0777, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
*** NATIONAL SPEAKING TOURS ***
* MURRAY HORTON , Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa, 'Who's running the show ? And what we can do about it.' Starts 1 March.
Timetable : Mon 1st & Tues 2nd - Auckland (see Auckland below), Weds 3rd - Whangarei, Thurs 4th - Hamilton, Fri 5th - Gisborne, Sat 6th - Napier, Mon 8th - Masterton, Tues 9th - Palmerston North, Weds 10th - Wanganui, Thurs 11th - Eltham, Fri 12th - New Plymouth/Taranaki, Sat 13th March - Otaki, Sun 14th - Wellington, Mon 15th -Wellington - listed in Wellington section below.
Contacts (note - please contact your local person, not Murray for details about the meetings) Auckland - John Miller, ph (09) 3780269, email@example.com; Whangarei - Don Ross, ph (09) 4382388; Hamilton - Jim Holdom, ph (07) 8555699, fax (07) 8555902, firstname.lastname@example.org; Gisborne - Manu Caddie, ph (06) 8686889, email@example.com; Hawkes Bay - Robin Gwynn, ph (06) 8352122, fax (06) 8352412; Masterton - Chris Peterson, ph/fax (06) 3789163; Palmerston North - Gerard Hehir, ph (06) 3562471; Wanganui - Malcolm Murchie, ph/fax (06) 3432426; Taranaki - Maureen Leggett, ph (06) 7647173; Otaki - Paul Hockey, ph (06) 3645643; Wellington - Jim Delahunty, ph (04) 4758343, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* BISHOP CARLOS BELO of Dili, East Timor, 2 - 7 March. Bishop Belo will be speaking about Human Rights, East Timor, Reconciliation. You can hear him on :
~ Weds, 3rd March - 7.30pm, Aotea Chapel, Queen St, Auckland.
~ Thurs, 4th March - 7.30pm, St Pats College Hall, 581 Evans Bay Parade, Wellington.
~ Sat, 6th March - 11am, Villa Maria Auditorium, Christchurch.
For more info, contact Peter Zwart, Caritas, tel (04) 496 1742, email@example.com
* FRED KAMMER , S.J, director of Catholic Charities USA, the largest, private, nonprofit social services organisation in the United States and a member of the Caritas Confederation. He will be in NZ between 22nd and 27th March, speaking in Auckland and Wellington, on the topic of Welfare Reform in the United States.
~ Tues 23rd March - Wellington lecture, by invitation only. Contact Louise May if you would like to attend.
~ Weds, 24th March, 7pm, at The Crypt, St Benedicts, Newton, Auckland.
For more info & for Wellington details, contact Louise May, Caritas, tel (04) 496 1742, firstname.lastname@example.org
*** NATIONAL - COURSES / TRAINING
Asia Development Assistance Facility Training Workshops on Monitoring and Evaluation of work in Asia. 22-23 Feb in Wellington, 25-26 Feb in Christchurch, 1-2 March in Auckland. Contact ADAF Training, Development Resource Centre, PO Box 12440, Wgtn, fax (04) 472 3622, email@example.com
Gender & Development Training. 10-11 March in Auckland, 17-18 March in Wellington, 24-25 March in Christchurch. Contact CID, PO Box 12-470 Wgtn, fax: (04) 472 63 74, firstname.lastname@example.org
*** OTEPOTI / DUNEDIN :
Sat, 20 March - fund raising dinner for East Timor work, at Burns Hall. Contact Corso (Dunedin) tel (03) 477 3395 for tickets and more information.
*** Christchurch :
Sat, 6th March - Bishop Belo (see national speaking tours for details), 11am, Villa Maria Auditorium, Christchurch.
*** NELSON AREA :
Sat, 6 March - Riverside Music Festival Promoting Peace - 12 noon to 8pm, at the Riverside Community, on the inland highway, 7km from Motueka. Bands include : Decay Dance, Nullipore, Shade, Mweya, D~J~OJAY, Freaks on Heat, Rapata, Sika and Caitlin, Allyfunk. Other performers include : Tribalight, Mario Brothers, MC Jane. Also outdoor peace awareness games, videos, peace issues, street performers, food stalls and more ! $5 (children free). For more info, to book a stall, tel Jessie Francis 03 526 7033 x 22 or Karaena Vincent x 40, fax (03) 526 7037. Riverside Community, RD2, Upper Moutere, Nelson.
Tues, 30 March - Nelson Peace Group, 5-30pm, Kite Shop, Nelson, .
*** WELLINGTON :
Weds, 24 February - 'The Globalisation of Poverty', Professor Michel Chossudovsky, 5-30 pm, Lecture Theatre 2, Law School, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay. Michel Chossudovsky is one of the world's leading experts on how the globalisation agenda has led to growing poverty rather than prosperity. For more info, contact APEC Monitoring Group, (04) 237 5062.
Thurs, 25 February - Arms Amendment Bill - submissions hearings.
Fri, 26 February - is the deadline for ticket bookings for the Tues, 16 March special preview of 'Shear Madness', the international hit comedy, a fundraiser for Friends of Tibet. 6-30pm at No 5 Cable street. Tickets are $30 - please post ticket orders, cheques (payable to Friends of Tibet), and an SAE to Friends of Tibet, c/o PO Box 11 990, Manners St, Wellington. For more info, tel Emma Robinson (04) 382 9365 or Robin Greenberg (04) 385 7752.
Sat & Sun, 27 & 28 February - Anarchist National Meeting, contact Joe (04) 385 7545, email@example.com
Sat, 27 Feb - 'For love or money ? Valuing Women's Worth'. Phillida Bunkle (Alliance MP), Linda Hobman (People's resource Centre), Pirahira Kaeo (Wgtn Women's Refuge), 3pm at Crossways, cnr Brougham and Elisabeth Sts, Mt Victoria.
Sun, 28 February - "A Programme of Cultural Work', brought to you by Working Culture, programme includes : 4-30pm and 7-30pm, 'Stories from the Mountains (of modesty and excess)' by John Berger, Subcommandante Marcos and local contributors; 5-45pm and 8-45pm, 'A Matter of Commitment; a video story of social change activists in the 1930s and 1990s; exhibition and sale of prints from Mexican artists supporting the Zapatista Movement. Newtown Community Centre (cnr Rintoul and Colombo Sts), $10 waged, $5 unwaged, enquiries / bookings tel (04) 380 1104.
Thurs 4 March - Arms Amendment Bill - submissions hearings.
Thurs, 4 March - 'Human Rights, East Timor, Reconciliation' Bishop Carlos Belo of Dili, East Timor, 7.30pm at St Pats College Hall, 581 Evans Bay Parade. Contact Peter Zwart, Caritas, tel (04) 496 1742, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri, 5 March - Wellington Independent Rape Crisis Annual Street Appeal, 8-00am to 5-30pm, helpers desperately needed. If you can collect, or help out in any other way tel (04) 473-5358.
Sat & Sun, 6 -7 March - Pakeha women and racism course, for pakeha women to explore what it means to live in Aotearoa today and some of the major issues facing us in 1999, facilitated by Elena Ilalio and Anne Wells. 10am to 3pm each day, at the Wellington Women's Centre, 56 Victoria Street. $10 unwaged / $20 waged, bring lunch to share. Tel Anne Wells, (04) 472 6425 for more details / to enrol.
10 March - Tibet Uprising Day commemorating Tibetan non-violent resistance to the Chinese occupation, demonstrations outside the Chinese Embassy from 7-30am to 9am and from 4-30pm to 6pm; and a stall in Manners Mall from 12 noon to 2pm.
Also, Friends of Tibet have told us there are two Tibetan Lamas visiting Wellington soon, dates not confirmed, for more info re Lama Samten's visit, tel Thelma (04) 568 7728; re Khensur Rinpoche's visit, tel Kathryn (04) 383 8631 after 28 Feb.
Mon, 15 March - Murray Horton, 7-30pm, St John's Hall (cnr Willis and Dixon Sts).
Sat, 20 March - 'Money! - from Madness to Meaning', 9 am to 4 pm, Connolly Hall, Hill St, Wellington. The sequel to 'Beyond Capitalism' ! Speakers include Alan Fricker, Roland Sapsford, Prue Hyman, Bruce Dyer and Deirdre Kent. For more info / registration (in advance preferably): Alan Fricker, Sustainable Futures Trust, 30 Akatea Rd, Petone. Tel: (04) 589 1575; fax: (04) 589 0447; email@example.com, $15 / $5), BYO lunch, tea and coffee provided. Cheques payable to: Sustainable Futures Trust.
Fri, 26 February - WOMAD - next millennium miracle minute of silence here in Aotearoa, 11-30pm at the Womad Festival, Aotea Square Complex, Auckland. For 26 Feb details contact Peace Foundation, tel (09) 373 2379, firstname.lastname@example.org; for global details about the minutes, info on how to organise them yourself, check out <http://www.peaceday2000.com/>
Sun, 28 February - 'End Genocide by Sanctions : 9 years too long - 1.5 million Iraqi's killed!', educational conference, 1pm, Methodist Church Hall, Pitt St, Auckland City.
Mon, 1 March - Murray Horton, 1pm to 3pm, People's Centre - 3rd floor, 33 Wyndham Street, (City), tel 09 302 2496.
Mon, 1 March - Murray Horton, 7pm, Auckland Trades Hall, 147-153 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, tel 09 378 0269.
Tues, 2 March - Murray Horton, 1pm, Students Forum, Auckland University Students Association, tel (09) 309 0789 x203.
Tues, 2 March - 'The Globalisation of Poverty', Professor Michel Chossudovsky, 7-30pm, Aoteao Chapel Lounge, Methodist Central Mission, 370 Queen Street. Michel Chossudovsky is one of the world's leading experts on how the globalisation agenda has led to growing poverty rather than prosperity. For more info, contact APEC Monitoring Group, (04) 237 5062.
Weds, 3rd March - Bishop Belo (see national speaking tours for details), 7-30pm, Aotea Chapel, Queen St, Auckland.
Weds, 3 March - 'McLibel: two worlds collide', Triangle TV, UHF Channel 41 at 9pm - the documentary detailing the McLibel case (currently at Appeal), directed by Franny Armstrong. Proposed transmissions of this documentary in the UK on both the BBC ('Heart of the Matter') and Channel 4 were blocked by their respective legal departments. McDonald's has threatened both companies with legal action in the past, along with more than 90 other organisations in the UK.
For more info on the documentary contact: Erin Johnson, Triangle TV, tel (09) 376-5030, fax 376-5049, email@example.com For more information on the McLibel trial see <http://www.spanner.org/mclibel/>.
Weds, 10 March - Tibet Uprising Day commemorating Tibetan non-violent resistance to the Chinese occupation, 7-30pm, memorial service at the Cenotaph to remember the 1.2 million Tibetans who died as a direct result of the Chinese occupation (Friends of Tibet).
Sat, 13 March - 'Women Contributing to Economic Development', National Council of Women, contact Queenie Ballance, tel (09) 528 9961.
Weds, 24th March - Fred Kammer (see national speaking tours for details), 7pm, at The Crypt, St Benedicts, Newton, Auckland.
*** JOB VACANCIES ***
* EAST TIMOR HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE, COLLINGWOOD, AUSTRALIA.
The East Timor Human Rights Centre is looking for an Executive Director.
The objectives of the East Timor Human Rights Centre are: the promotion and protection of the human rights of the East Timorese people; and the development of a human rights culture amongst East Timorese people. Human rights are understood in the broad sense to include the promotion and protection of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights, as provided for in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the various international covenants and other instruments relating to human rights.
The successful applicant should have : 1. An active interest in East Timor and current knowledge of the issues; 2. A commitment to and basic understanding of human rights principles and procedures, including UN mechanisms; 3. Strong writing and verbal communication skills; 4. Some experience of documenting human rights violations; 5. Analytical skills and attention to detail; 6. Organisational skills and computer literacy; 7. Financial management skills; 8. People management skills, including the ability to communicate cross-culturally; 9. Ability to represent the ETHRC publicly, including lobbying governments, liaison with the UN and dealing with the media; 10. Initiative and the ability to develop a strategic plan for the next phase of the ETHRC's future as an organisation.
Knowledge of Tetum, Portuguese or Bahasa Indonesia would be an advantage. Familiarity with international law and/or Indonesian law would be assets, but are not essential.
For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org Note - applications must be received by POST by Monday 1 March 1999; they should be addressed to: Maria Brett, Executive Director, East Timor Human Rights Centre, PO Box 1413, Collingwood, VIC 3066, AUSTRALIA.
* GREENPEACE, AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA.
Clean Green New Zealand? Despite the propaganda, it isn't true. New Zealand has many major environmental problems and contributes in no small way to the global challenges faced by the plane
The upside is that New Zealand is a magnificent country and we want to work to keep it from becoming seriously polluted and damaged before it is too late. In New Zealand, Greenpeace is known by everyone. It has huge public recognition and credibility. If you want to work to change the world and have the skills and experience - then New Zealand is the place to do it.
Greenpeace New Zealand is looking for a Campaign and Communications Director to oversee our small, but active, campaign team based in Auckland.
For a full job description and person specification, please contact Carola Warner email@example.com, tel (09) 630 6317, fax (09) 630 7121. Applications close on the 1st March and should be addressed to Di Paton, Executive Director, Greenpeace New Zealand, Private Bag 92507, Wellesley Street, Auckland or to <firstname.lastname@example.org>