WHAT’S ON IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

Saturday & Sunday, August 25-26, Rotorua
Ka Nui! Enough! The extractive industries, including fracking, mining & oil drilling have huge negative impacts on our economies, communities and environment. We must move past this in a way that is just for all. Join us to learn more and strategise together. Speakers: Dayle Takitimu (Te Whanau-a-Apanui); Drew Hutton (Lock the Gate Aslliance Australia); Dr Susan Krumdiek (Canterbury Unbiversity) and more…. Cost: $25 for the weekend or koha for the day. Wedb: kanuiconference

Wednesday, August 29, 12 noon, Civic Square, Wellington.
RALLY for Marriage Equality 12pm at Civic Square for the March to Parliament1pm at Parliament for the Rally. It’s time to celebrate the marriage equality bill being introduced to parliament and we want to see as many people there as possible on the day where the first reading of Louisa Wall’s bill should take place! Let’s welcome the bill into parliament and celebrate the opportunity New Zealand has been given to take a step towards greater equality! This is an issue that affects all New Zealanders, so come along regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity! Feel free to dress up if you can but no worries if you can’t! Rainbows, colour, purple and wedding attire are just a few ideas! Keep an eye on the LegaliseLove page for any updates – we will be holding workshops where people can get together and create banners, positive chants and so on in the lead up to the rally! Please invite your friends, family, colleagues! If you’re out of town then invite all the people you know in Wellington! This event is being organised through the Wellington community meetings for marriage equality. Visit facebook.com/LegaliseLove for more information about the rally and what you can do.

Saturday, September 1, 1pm, Centre for Refugee Education, 251 Massey Road, Mangere East
AUT Centre for Refugee Education would like to invite you, your family and friends to an interesting and fun afternoon at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre. The event is a fundraiser with a small entry fee and is also an opportunity for guests to visit the Centre for Refugee Education and learn about the New Zealand refugee programme. We are inviting selected guests because of your interest and support for the Centre and refugee resettlement in this country. We hope that you can join us at this event. The fundraiser is to allow Ben Mugisho (former refugee, currently a law student at AUT and chairperson of the Congolese Association in New Zealand) to return to the Democratic of Congo to contribute towards a documentary which will seek to raise awareness and funding for education programmes in orphanages. The afternoon event will include a presentation by Ben and a movie informing about the conflict situation in the Congo which has caused massive disruption and devastation in the lives of millions of innocent people. There will also be cultural items and an instructive tour around the classrooms at Mangere. Pay at the venue $5.00 Families ~ $20.00 Enquiries / bookings ~ jcarswel Numbers Limited—Please Book Early (payment can be made on the day)

Wednesday, September 19, 12.30pm, Auckland Suffrage Memorial, Khartoum Pl (off Lorne Street in the Auckland CBD).
Suffrage Day celebrations. Commencing Wednesday the 19th of September, 12.30pm, rain or shine! Hosted by National Council of Women Auckland Branch. A range of speakers, entertainment, activities, bagpipes and camelias. We have a fabulous mezzo-soprano Mary Newman-Pound who will sing. We also invite organisations to bring along your banners to hold for display. Facebook event here if you are so inclined: gina.giordani

Sunday, September 23, 2pm, Ponsonby Community Centre, 20 Ponsonby Terrace, Auckland
Human Rights Network (Auckland) invites you to PUBLIC FORUM – 2012: "Human Rights and International Development”. Panelists include: Chris Mahony, Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice, University of Auckland; Marama Davidson, Human Rights Commission; Rev Uesefili Unasa, Auckland University Chaplain; Prof Jane Kelsey, Auckland Law School; followed by an open discussion, chair: Sue Elliott. For more information, details of topics, speakers etc, contact: Joan Macdonald phone: 360 8001 email: Beverley Turner info Please display this flyer and share this open invitation with your friends, colleagues and organizations to which you belong – we look forward to seeing you there.

Sunday, September 23, 5pm, Room Four Art Space, 336 St Asaph St, Christchurch
The Art of a Political Prisoner – Humor From My Pen – a one-week exhibition of the political cartoons of Gerardo Hernández, one of the Cuban Five, incarcerated in the U.S. for fighting terrorism. Opening 5.00pm, Sunday September 23rd. Cuban music • snacks • address by Cuban Ambassador. Thereafter Daily from: 10.00 am to 4.00pm Monday to Wednesday; 10.00 am to 7.00pm Thursday to Friday, Room Four Art Space, 336 St Asaph St Christchurch (Room Four is in the same building as The Darkroom and Galaxy Records). Humor From My Pen On the web Humor From My Pen On Facebook Please forward to all you those you think may be interested. You have been sent this message because you appear on one of our contact lists – if you no longer wish to remain in the list please let us know.

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. The phrase “Remember Waihi” was used for many years by the union movement to refer to the 1912 Waihi strike. It expressed anger at the death of striker Fred Evans, who was beaten by death by strikebreakers while the police stood by. It also expressed caution at confronting the combined might of the government, big employers and the police. The Labour History Project is remembering Waihi with a weekend-long historical seminar and memorial service in Waihi this November. It’s one of the ways we research, record and celebrate New Zealanders’ working lives, and draw on the past for inspiration and guidance for the future. A program and registration form for the "Remember Waihi" weekend is in this brochure: markderby37 Phone 04 973 8900

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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