GPJA #504: What’s On – from 19/7/14



Until July 11, Lopdell House Gallery, 5 Totara Ave, New Lynn, Auckland

Thursday, June 19, 6.30pm, Case Room 3, Level 0, Owen Glenn Building, Auckland University Business School, Auckland
Fabian Society – Dr Robert Howell, An Economy for a Resilient World. The success of the Spirit Level lectures shows that there is an appetite for finding out moreabout such topics. Dr Robert Howell is one of the authors of Right Relationship Building a Whole Earth Economy, and one of a team of authors from Sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand in their publication, Strong Sustainability for New Zealand Principles and Scenarios. His second presentation discusses some policy implications, and in particular ways to adapt to a turbulent future threatened by climate change, peak oil, water and food insecurity, and financial and banking system failures. Suggestions are made for all sectors on how to change our investment and banking systems that are in keeping with scientific and ethical principles, and some of the ways that New Zealand can adapt and prepare for the rapid changes and crises that will be forced upon us by an international trading regime that can no longer cope.

Friday, June 20, 8pm, Oratia Settlers Hall, 569, West Coast Road, Oratia.
“CHASING ICE”: ***** 96% RATING ON Rotten Tomatoes !!! Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Travelling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet. PG-13, 1 hr. 14 min. "This film takes to you un-imagineable places, stunning photography and a story that should move us all" Movie maker magazine 2013 ***** Settlers Film Club Oratia Settlers Hall Friday 20th at 8pm (Doors open 7-15pm). Adults $12 Senior/Student $10 Under 14 yrs with adult FREE To keep out the chill we will be serving our new recipe Spiced Mulled Punch. Ticket includes Tea/Coffee/Nibbles Tel: 09 818 2489.

Saturday, June 21, from 10.30am, Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, 251 Massey Rd, Mangere East, Auckland
World Refugee Day: The Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre and the Auckland Refugee Community Coalition invite you to join them to commemorate the journey of all former refugees and celebrate the contribution these communities make to New Zealand. The programme begins at 10.30 am and will include speakers, music and dance performances from former refugee communities, art displays and ethnic food and drinks. The final of the inter-community World Refugee Day football tournament will also take place from 3.00 pm.

Saturday, June 21, 3.30pm – 5.30pm, Mt Roskill War Memorial, 13 May Rd, Mt Roskill

Tuesday, June 24, 6.30pm, Allpress Gallery, Browns Mill Building, 8 Drake St, Freeman’s Bay, Auckland

Friday, July 4, 8pm, Whammy’s Bar, Wine Cellar, K/Rd, Auckland
Exciting fundraiser tor West Papua Action Auckland : Funds raised will help us to host ‘West Papua the Pacific’s Secret Shame’ Seminar on August 1 and 2 at University of Auckland Law School 9 Eden Crescent Auckland opens 6-30 pm Friday 1 August 2014.



Through a partnership with the Public Interest Registry – the nonprofit responsible for managing the .ORG domain and the soon-to-be launched .NGO and .ONG domains, Nonprofit Tech for Good will be presenting a free webinar series for NGOs worldwide starting in July. Entitled 10 Social Media Best Practices for NGOs, the webinar will train NGOs, nonprofits, and charities on how they can better utilize social media to showcase their programs and fundraise online. The 90-minute webinar will:

  • Highlight the shift from to broadcast to social communications and fundraising.
  • Demonstrate the top three best practices for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  • Discuss how to tell your nonprofit’s story through video, images, and infographics.
  • Explain how to create an editorial calendar for social media communications.
  • Present a system for tracking and reporting your success.

The webinar is being offered three times to accommodate NGOs in multiple time zones and the content of each webinar will be tailored to fit the region it is being presented for. Register below for the webinar that best suits your time zone. Webinars will be capped at 1,000 attendees, so to ensure that as many NGOs as possible can attend, please only register for one webinar:

Services Offered by Nonprofit Tech for Good


We are seeking passionate community volunteers to work alongside the Project Coordinator on daily food rescue runs. Our drivers pick up fresh produce and bread on a daily basis, from designated companies who are contracted to Fair Food, which is then sorted into appropriate boxes in the back of our Fair Food van. They then distribute the food to Community organisations on a scheduled run, which varies daily. Fair Food operates between 9am – 3pm (times may vary), Monday to Friday. We have a volunteer training day on Mondays for 1 person at a time – meeting in Henderson at 8.30am. Please note: There is heavy lifting involved as well as climbing up and down ladders There is a considerable amount of time spent in the van. Full Driver’s License preferred. All applicants will be police checked and asked to sign a confidentiality agreement. If you are interested in being a part of our team and meet the above criteria – we look forward to hearing from you. Contact Travena on 022 167 8963 or 09 838 4820 – option 6 or email info


Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network. Registrations are now open for the Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network’s 2014 solidarity tour to revolutionary Venezuela.

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