7/6/12: WHAT’S ON IN AOTEAROA

WHAT’S ON IN AOTEAROA

Thursday, June 7, 5pm, Unite Union Office, 6a Western Springs Rd, Morningside, Auckland
Discussion on what next for the Aotearoa is not for sale campaign

Friday, June 8, 6.30pm, Lecture Theatre OGGB4, Owen Glen Building, University of Auckland.
KENNEDY GRAHAM’S GLOBAL AFFAIRS TOUR AUCKLAND MEETING:
The Global Affairs tour around New Zealand will discuss global themes including climate change, nuclear weapons, disarmament, international law, peacekeeping & sustainable development. This will be an interactive lecture and a great chance to offer ideas on how to make action around these global themes most effective. It is an ideal event to attend if you are interested in foreign affairs, international relations, NZ’s place in relation to the rest of the world, or if you are a member of a peace, sustainability, or human rights group. If you have any queries please contact Jenny Ombler, Executive Assistant to Kennedy Graham MP, jenny.ombler Ph: 04 8178255.

Saturday, June 9, 1-4pm, Quaker Meeting House, 113 Mt Eden Rd.
Auckland Coal Action Planning Meeting. We usually meet on the first Saturday of each month but for June and July our planning meetings will be on the second Saturday. New members welcome!

Saturday/Sunday, June 8 & 9, Aotea Square, Auckland
8/9TH JUNE AUCKLAND PEACE CITY PUBLIC LAUNCH & NUCLEAR FREE NZ EVENT AOTEA SQUARE. Calling all people who support the ideals of peace, justice and a nuclear free world. ADVANCE NOTIFICATION –put into your diaries NOW, circulate among group networks to include in your calendar of major events, newsletters etc. Auckland Peace City Public Launch ~ Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone and Disarmament Legislation of 1987. 8th June Friday 2:00-3:00pm – Mayor Len Brown’s official Auckland Peace City Declaration launch at Auckland Council Reception Lounge-Town Hall Queen St. . 9th June 12:00-3:00pm Aotea Square, Auckland AUCKLAND CITY for PEACE & NUCLEAR FREE New Zealand Celebration. Auckland City for Peace Declaration Public Launch Event ~ Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone and Disarmament Legislation of 1987. Music, dance, poetry, info/education stalls. Children can make their own ‘Auckland Peace City’ flaglets. Peace Exhibitions inside Concert Chamber. The Peace Parade bearing the carved Maori wooden torch from the 2009 World Peace Run will be returned to New Zealand by NZ Peace and Disarmament International NGO Representative Alyn Ware. This will be followed by runners with flags of the 192 nation states in the United Nations. Release of Peace Doves and ringing of the Peace Bell. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own peace banners and flags, both historical or new celebrating Nuclear Free New Zealand to make a display together for a Nuclear Free World. Wet weather Event plan: Concert Chamber Town Hall – Inside 12:00-3:00pm. The Peace City Public Launch Event Team welcomes volunteers and offers of help. If you want to be involved in any way please contact: laurie-ross Coordinator Laurie Ross on 818 0696

Monday, June 11, 7-9pm, Unitec Red Theatre, Gate 3, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
Grey Power Presents: ‘Why Power Prices Will Rise’. Concerned about rising power prices? Come & hear Molly Melhuish, a leading researcher & electricity consumer advocate speaking on ‘Why Power Prices Will Rise’. A gold coin donation appreciated. For more info ph: 638 5250

Tuesday, 12, 19 & 26 June, 7.30pm, St Aidan’s Anglican Church, 5 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland
Children in NZ Lecture Series: A winter lecture series hosted by St Aiden’s Anglican Church. Experts in these areas will be presenting on Health, poverty, alcohol & abuse in relation to NZ children. Tues 12 June: ‘The Cost of Child Poverty in NZ’ Presented by John Pearce, Management Consultant / Researcher. Tues 19 June: ‘Alcohol & Young People – No Ordinary Cocktail’ Presented by Shanthi Ameratunga, Professor & Deputy Head, School of Population Health, University of Auckland. Tues 26 June: ‘Who Abuses Children in NZ & What Is Being Done About It?’ Presented by Patrick Kelly, Paediatrician & Clinical Director of Te Puaruruhau, Starship Children’s Hospital. A koha would be appreciated to cover expenses. A light supper will be served after each lecture. For more information please contact Ph: 929 4670

Saturday, June 16, 9am, Albert Park, Princes St, Auckland City
ADVANCE PASIFIKA – MARCH FOR OUR FUTURE!
Rationale: Advance Pasifika is a deliberate movement of Pasifika communities in Auckland signifying our collective voice. We know through painful experience that a fair and equal NZ society is never voluntarily granted. It must be demanded. Today we demand equity. Our future is at risk. The education system is failing our young people; our health is deteriorating; our people are being locked out of affordable housing; mothers and fathers are dying alone; our incomes are disproportionately lower; our communities are being fragmented and our ideas ignored. It is time for change. It is time for action. We call on local and national leaders to take heed of our significant contribution to this city and nation in years past, today and in years to come. This too, is our city.

  • Today we march for: Affordable housing; Better education; Quality healthcare; Fairness in our justice system; Jobs; Our children and our families; our churches; A better future; Auckland… Aotearoa. We march together, united and in one accord. Empowered by our cultural heritage, we march for all the ages. We march for our future.
  • Key messages: That we are diverse nations of the Pacific region standing together; That we affirm Maori as the indigenous people of Aotearoa; That we demand full and fair participation in NZ society; That we honour the sacrificial journeys of our parents in coming to Aotearoa; That we take our place of leadership in Auckland; That together we confront the social and economic challenges facing our communities.

For more information contact us: Email – advance.pasifika Text – 021 024 586 74 Check us out on Facebook – user name ‘Advance Pasifika’

Saturday, June 16, 7.30pm, Thirsty Dog Tavern, Corner Howe St & Karangahape Rd, Auckland
BLOOMSDAY! JUNE 16! THIRSTY DOG! Missed May Day? Make up for it in June. June 16 is “Bloomsday”, a sort of literary St Patrick’s Day. It’s a commemoration of the fictional day in 1904 in which James Joyce’s comic masterpiece Ulysses unfolds. All around the world there are Bloomsday celebrations. In Auckland for the past decade a Bloomsday cabaret has unleashed itself in the red-light district of Karangahape Rd. This year it will be at the Thirsty Dog Tavern and feature Outrageous Fortune’s Robyn Malcolm reading from the notoriously explicit 50-page soliloquy of Molly Bloom, and George Henare playing pale young poet Stephen Dedalus, girlishly winsome Gerty McDowell and fierce transvestite dominatrix Bella Cohen. With the addition of klezmer music by The Jews Brothers Band, it’s the only Hiberno-Hebrew Bloomsday in the known world! Cast of thousands: Dublin actor Brian Keegan, mezzo soprano Yuko Takahashi, international busker and former Auckland Equity secretary Farrell Cleary, political tenor Chris “Crubeen” Trotter, Unite union organiser Joe Carolan (and dog) plus a barbershop quartet singing “Danny Boy”. Can’t beat it. Saturday night, June 16, 7.30-10.30pm Thirsty Dog Tavern, Corner Howe St & Karangahape Rd, Auckland

Friday, June 22, 5.30pm, Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland.
The Red Flag Social Club Cordially invites you to share some mid – winter fare with us and celebrate the launch of our new booklet “Harassment and Discrimination, a Guide to Your Rights”. Funding for this project was provided by The New Zealand Lotteries Grants Board. There will be Christmas ham, mulled wine, good company and a raffle for a Christmas hamper. Where would you rather be? Entrance by generous donation. EVERYONE WELCOME. The Red Flag Social Club is brought to you by the Working Women’s Resource Centre. For further information contact Ros Hiini, Organiser, WWRC Phone 09 379 7906 or email wwrc

Friday & Saturday, July 6-8, Wellington.
ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION ORGANISATIONS OF NEW ZEALAND INC. ANNUAL CONFERENCE
6-8 July 2012. Environmental Responsibility: Leadership, Inclusion and Good Governance. Friday 6 July – Saturday 7 July | Salvation Army Citadel, 8 Jessie Street, Wellington Sunday 8 July | Turnbull House, 11 Bowen St, Wellington. Full draft programme and online registration can be found here: eco

September 27 to October 8, NZ-Venezuela
SOLIDARITY BRIGADE TO VENEZUELA: HALF-PRICE FLIGHTS AVAILABLE FROM AUCKLAND:
Join the 2012 Presidential elections brigade to Venezuela. Register now to witness the final election campaign for President Hugo Chavez and observe first-hand a living people’s power revolution. Brigade dates: September 27th – October 8th, 2012. Half-price flights Sydney-Auckland-Venezuela return are currently available through Aerolineas Argentina. The 2012 brigade is the 13th study tour organised by the AVSN. Reports from previous brigades are posted at: brigades or phone Jim McIlroy 0423 741 734, Roberto Jorquera 0425 182 994 or Lisa Macdonald 0413 031 108.

November 9-11. Waihi
REMEMBER WAIHI 9-11 NOV 2012.
It will be the 1912 Waihi Gold Miners’ Strike Centenary and Commemoration of the death of Fred Evans. Further details will be coming. Please some of the events for this weekend in this brochure: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/18076151/Remember_Waihi.pdfbn

December 27 to January 18, NZ-Cuba
XXX SOUTHERN CROSS BRIGADE TO CUBA:
Receive warm greetings from Cuban Institute for Friendship with Peoples (ICAP), that every year receives, with great satisfaction, all friends that spontaneously decide to join us in the Southern Cross Brigade of voluntary work and solidarity with Cuba. Main objectives of the brigade are to provide a great deal of knowledge about Cuban reality so that the visitors could understand it as well as to work voluntarily in the agricultural fields in order to help in the development and productivity of the country. The program of the brigade includes visits to historical, cultural and social places. Participants will receive lectures on national and international topics and will also interact with representatives of Cuban organizations and people in general. Each brigade member, at the moment of the arrival, is committed to follow the program and schedule, and also to have a proper behaviour, discipline and social interaction not only in CIJAM but also all over the country. For further communication: Phone numbers (53 7) 838-24 30 / 8335372 / 830-1220 / 834-4544 ext. 15 and Emails: asia.norte , director.dao and amiventas We would be pleased to have you in the XXX Southern Cross Brigade, a beautiful project that ICAP and Australia/New Zealand – Cuba Friendship Societies have proudly maintained since 1983, which has allow to show Cuban reality to more than one thousand people who have taken part in previous brigades as well as to receive their support and deep solidarity. This year program and brigade has a special aim and it is to commemorate 55 anniversary of the triumph of Cuban revolution on January 1st, 2013 and also to celebrate with every participant coming the 30 anniversary of the Southern Cross Brigade visit to Cuba. This is a formal invitation to join the brigade in order to strengthen brotherhood between our peoples. Sincerely yours, Asia and Pacific Division, Cuban Institute for Friendship with Peoples NZ Participants: Email Ina Lawrence inashina for the full programme and any other questions.

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