What’s On: Aotearoa Is Not For Sale – emergency meeting Thurs / Advance Pasifika march on Saturday

Thursday, June 14, 7pm, Unite Union, 6a Western Springs Rd, Kingsland, Auckland
EMERGENCY MEETING OF AOTEAROA IS NOT FOR SALE tomorrow Thursday 14 June 7pm @Unite union, 6a Western Springs Road. Please tell EVERYBODY.

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 ‘AdvancePasifika’

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

Tuesday, 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 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

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

Wednesday, June 27, 5pm, NZCTU Level 7, Education House, 178 Willis Street, Wellington
Join Us To Welcome Our Young Community Leaders From Burma 2012. This is the fourth group of six Burmese students to attend a six month programme at Victoria University, funded through MFAT, in English language, development studies, international relations and to experience democracy in action. Ah Li (Nan San Hom); Phoe Kyi (Kyi Win Htun); Htwe (Ah Ngae Htwe); Sai Sai (Sao Sai Sai Nanda Maung); Hinnthar Mon; Victor (Thuan Lian Bil).

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.pdf

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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