WHAT’S ON IN AOTEAROA 12/9/12
September 12, 2012 1 Comment
Thursday, September 13, 6pm, 4/125 Grafton Rd, Auckland
Socialist Workers candidate for U.S. president speaks: The working class, labour, socialist alternative in the U.S. Elections. James Harris, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for president of the United States in 2012, will speak at this special Militant Labour Forum. 6pm reception/refreshments; 7pm speakers. Suggested donation $5 waged, $2 unwaged. By the corner of Grafton Bridge/Grafton Rd.
Wednesday, September 19, 7-9am, Parnell Trust Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland.
Women’s Health Action’s annual Suffrage Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, September 19th at the Parnell Trust Jubilee Building, in Parnell, Auckland. This year’s Suffrage Breakfast is titled ‘Getting health off the scales: Moving women’s health beyond weight obsessed culture’. Human Development Lecturer and Fat Studies Researcher, Dr Cat Pausé will consider the impact of our weight obsessed culture on the physical and mental health of women and girls, and propose new ways of moving forward as we advocate for health without encouraging body shame and hatred. Tickets are $30 each or $280 for a table of ten. For more details, please see the attached flyer. Register online at http://www.womens-health..info, or on 09 520-5295.
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
Wednesday, September 19, 3-5pm, St Andrews’ on the Terrace (Hall), 30 the Terrace, Wgtn. CBD
Wellington Living Wage follow-up meeting: Thank you everyone who worked hard to make the Wellington launch of Aotearoa New Zealand a success and thank you for coming along on the day and making sure it was a success. This is reminder of the follow-up meeting, to establish the Wellington Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand movement. This meeting is very important in deciding the future of our exciting new movement to address poverty and inequality by lifting low pay. I hope we will see you there! John Ryall, National Secretary, Service and Food Workers Union Ngā Ringa Tota.
Wednesday, September 19, 5pm, Outside the Amora Hotel, Wakefield St, Wellington.
Ka Nui! Enough! Protest the NZ Petroleum Summit. frances.mountier Please see the text above for ideas for wording.
Wednesday, September 19, 5.15pm, YouthLaw offices, Level 1, 219 Federal St, Auckland CBD
Youth Law Invites you to attend our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Catherine Delahunty MP will speak about the Green Party’s response to our recent report “Out of School, Out of Mind: The Need for an Independent Education Review Tribunal” , and the important ongoing role of Community Law Centres. Drinks and nibbles to celebrate our 25 th year of existence. Please RSVP by Thursday 6 September for catering purposes. Please also advise us of any accessibility requirements. To RSVP please contact Karen on (09) 306 7590 or email karen
Thursday, September 20, 2-4pm, Auckland Women’s Centre (4 Warnock St, Grey Lynn), Auckland
Do you want to be part of a delegation to Auckland City Local Boards about the need for a Living Wage? We will be making 5 minute presentations to local boards from the end of September through October. Join the delegation to the local Board in the area you are resident. Come along to a briefing meeting about this soon. Briefing for Local Board delegations. Do you need transport? Please respond to this email or ring/text 027 2046340 and leave a message for Annie.
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.
Monday, September 24, 7.30pm, WEA, 59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
CAFCA AGM. 1/ 2011 minutes; 2/ Presentation of CAFCA accounts; 3/ Annual report of CAFCA/ABC Organiser Account; 4/ Election of officers; 5/ Murray Horton’s annual Organiser’s Report; 6/ General business. DVDS ON TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT. A fascinating 25 minute panel discussion on the TPPA, broadcast on TV3’s Think Tank in June. Facilitated by the show’s host, former Labour MP John Tamihere, the panel is: Professor Jane Kelsey, NZ’s foremost critic of the TPPA and a world expert on globalisation; Mike Smith, a veteran activist opponent of globalisation for decades; and Syd Keepa, Maori Vice President of the Council of Trade Unions. Tamihere makes clear that he invited Tim Groser, the Minister for Trade Negotiations, to appear but Groser declined. The discussion ranges from an analysis of the TPPA and its innumerable fish hooks through to discussion of solutions and alternatives. & TOBACCO TNCS’ MACHINATIONS IN NZ. “Smoke Screen”, broadcast on TV3’s 60 Minutes in July, is a revealing 20 minute programme about the machinations of the tobacco transnational corporations in NZ. Faced with a Government policy of making NZ smokefree by 2025; already denied public displays in shops; and facing the imposition of plain packaging, the merchants of death and addiction are fighting back, issuing threats of court action using NZ’s existing trade deals and the proposed TPPA as their weapons (as they are already doing in Australia). Tens of thousands of internal documents from their NZ subsidiaries (released as a result of US court action) show what they’ve got up to in NZ in the past 20 years, what they think of the public health system, and the contempt in which they hold their customers (50% of whom die from smoking–related causes). A must see!
Friday, September 28, 1-3pm, 59B Mahunga Drive (next to KUMFS Shoes), Mangere Bridge, Auckland
An open meeting for all communities on the Living Wage will be held (an agenda will be sent out soon). Regards, Fala Haulangi fala.haulangi
Saturday, September 29, Te Tira Hou Marae, Cnr Tripoli and Caen Rds, Panmure, Auckland.
Garage Sale to raise funds to support Tame Iti and Rangi Kemara. Organised by Numia Ponika-Rangi (on behalf of Rangi whanau and Ponika whanau). Full notice: E aku rangatira, e aku whaea, tuakana, teina, he panui tenei mo tetahi karaati hokohoko (he garage sale!) ka tu ki te Tira Hou marae a te 29 o Mahuru (September) hei kohi putea awhina I te tono piira a Tame raua ko Te Rangikaiwhiria, heoi he whakaaro tenei I toko ake mo enei uri kua herea e nga ture a tauiwi mo te kore noa iho. He kaupapa hei whakatu I te tino ia o tenei kupu a Tuhoe te Matemateaone. Tenei ano te inoi kia koutou e hiahia ana ki te tautoko I te kaupapa, mena he taputapu a koutou hei koha mai mo te take nei ahakoa iti, ahakoa rahi, ahakoa he aha, tena koa mauria atu ki te Tira Hou I roto I nga wiki e heke mai nei. He mihi moata tenei kia koutou katoa,
Heaha? Karaati Hokohoko
Keihea? Te Tira Hou Marae, cnr Tripoli and Caen Rds, Panmure
Ahea? 29 September 2012
Kaupapa? Tame and Te Rangikaiwhiria appeal
Kaiwhakahaere? Numia Ponika-Rangi (on behalf of Rangi whanau and Ponika whanau)
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.
Wednesday, October 31
2012 Jesson Lecture
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.