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National - what's on

26 October 1999

*** NATIONAL ***

~ THURS, 28 Oct - anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence - see workshop details under Palmerston North in local listings below.

~ 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.

***** LOCAL *****


~ THURS, 28 Oct - Movement for Alternatives to Prison, AGM, 8pm at Ferndale House, Mt Albert.

~ THURS, 18 Nov - The Peace Foundation's Media Peace Awards Ceremony, 8.00pm, Maidment Theatre, University of Auckland. Special guest speaker - Pattrick Smellie. For more information contact The Peace Foundation - 09-373-2379. Tickets available from the Maidment Theatre - 09-309-2383.

~ 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

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


~ WEDS, 27 Oct - opening of GLOBAL EYES art exhibition by Artists against APEC, 5pm-7pm at Cafe Cuba.

~ WEDS, 27 to FRI, 29 Oct - APEC hits Palmerston North in the form of the ‘Contribution of Science, Engineering and Technology to Sustainable Economic Development in the APEC region’ conference. Alternative events include : Thurs, 28 Oct - 4.30-5.30pm "Roundabout" protest, focussing on the role big business plays in promoting GE food/research and environmental pollution. Meet outside the convention centre, cnr Main St and George St. (Jeanette Fitzsimons speaks in PNth at 7.30pm venue tba). Fri, 29 Oct - 12 noon. Family Rally and Protest outside the APEC conference meet at the convention centre, cnr Main Street and George St. For further details contact Natasha at MUSA (06)350 4500 or Jenny (06)350 5021.

~ WEDS, 27 Oct - Te Tiriti O Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi ‘training for trainers’ session, 6pm to 9pm. For more info contact Project Waitangi Manawatu, Roni tel / fax (06) 355 3887.

~ THURS, 28 Oct - ‘Finding a Way Forward - the Treaty of Waitangi and Constitutional Change, keynote speaker Professor Mason Drurie, key facilitator Karen Way, from 9am to 4pm, Seminar Room, Science Centre and Manawatu Museum, 396 Main Street, Palmerston North. Individuals - $25, Organisations (2 or more people) $30, payable on the day. For more info or to register, please contact Project Waitangi Manawatu, tel / fax (06) 355 3887.

(* Note re the two listings above - transport from Wellington and assistance with accommodation may be available via Network Waitangi Wellington, contact Catriona, tel (04) 386 4408.)


~ TUES, 26 Oct - Election Special ! meeting of the Waiwhetu-Lower Hutt Peace Group, 8pm at the Waiwhetu Uniting Church hall, 6 Trafalgar St (cnr Grenville and Trafalgar Sts).


~ SAT, 30 Oct - GE Free NZ Music Festival, Shona Laing plus Wayne Mason, The Offbeats and others. 12pm - rally at parliament and march to Frank Kitts park; 1pm to 6pm - festival and music at Frank Kitts Park. If rained off, it will be held on 31 Oct. Organised by RAGE.

~ SUN, 31 Oct - Vegan Picnic for World Vegan Day ! 1pm, at Prince of Wales park (south end), Wright Street, Mt Cook. For more info, contact Wellington Animal Action, tel 385 6728.

~ SAT, 6 Nov - PMA SGM, contact PMA office for details.

~ 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.


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

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