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Alternative ANZAC Day events 2009

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Below are details of alternative ANZAC Day events in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland on Saturday, 25 April 2009. If you are organising an ANZAC Day event and would like it included on this page, please send the details to Peace Movement Aotearoa.

  • Christchurch
    • You are warmly invited to 'A celebration of our peacemakers: past and present' - various speakers have been asked to speak for 5 minutes only. There will be time for songs, poems and other 5 minute presentations from those who come, children are most welcome. A badgemaking machine will be there for those who wish to design their own badges.

      From 5pm to 6pm followed by a cup of tea and biscuits, at the WEA, 59 Gloucester Street; free entry, a koha to defray expenses would be appreciated. For more information please contact email - a poster for this event is available here.

  • Wellington
    • We Will Remember Them Also: On Anzac Day a theatrical commemoration of those who didn’t fight

      "This Anzac Day afternoon will be the first public performance of Michael Galvin's play War Hero at Downstage Theatre, Wellington, April 25, 3pm, a play inspired by We Will Not Cease by Archibald Baxter and commissioned as part of the Bruce Mason Playwriting award. The playreading, directed by Murray Lynch, will be accompanied by projection of celebrated paintings by Bob Kerr, which also tell Baxter's story, as featured in Field Punishment No.1 by David Grant, a history of conscientious objection in New Zealand. Archibald Baxter was one of 14 conscientious objectors who were forcibly transported to the front line in France during the First World War where they were subjected to a variety of disciplinary measures, including the barbaric ‘No. 1 field punishment'."

      Starts 3pm, at Downstage Theatre, entry by koha - more information is available here.

  • Auckland
    • Speaker and film at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Tamaki Makaurau/ Auckland Branch AGM: in the morning Abigael Vogt will be giving a report about the Association of Women in Development Conference she attended in South Africa, where she and some other New Zealand women did a presentation. After a shared lunch we will be showing the film Restoring the Mauri of Lake Omapere.

      From 11am, at the Friends Meeting House, 113 Mt Eden Road; for more information, contact email.

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