GPJA #506: Friday – West Papua fundraiser, Whammy’s Bar



Friday, July 4, 8pm, Whammy’s Bar, Wine Cellar, K/Rd, Auckland

Exciting fundraiser tor West Papua Action Auckland : Featuring SJD, Mara TK, Tourettes, The Bads, Steve Abel, Nightchoir, Will Wood, Reb Fountain, Road Warriors and Loud Ghost. 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. Cost: $15. Contact details: Dave Khan (event organiser), davemkhan maire 027-443-6957

Friday, July 4, 9am to 4.30pm, Western Springs Community Hall, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland

SYMPOSIUM ON WOMEN & CHILDREN. A ‘State of the Nation’ discussion on life for Women & Children in New Zealand in 2014. Come along to hear our political panel and some of our country’s leading academics, thinkers influencers and strategists at this one day Auckland Symposium on July 4th. We will also launch Women’s Refuge Awareness Month and you will hear acclaimed artist Tina Cross introduce and perform a special song written for Women’s Refuge.TO GUARANTEE YOUR PLACE EMAIL janet – PUT SYMPOSIUM IN THE SUBJECT LINE. YOU WILL RECEIVE A REGISTRATION FORM AND DETAILS FOR PAYMENT OF $50.00 PER ATTENDEE.

Tuesday, July 8, 6.30-7.45pm, The Cube, ASB North Wharf, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

Thursday, July 10, 7-8.30pm, The Peace Place, 22 Emily Place, Auckland Central
An Eco Spirituality Talk on the subject of Sustainability with Patrick Doherty. During the evening we will explore four themes: -we will pray and reflect on our Catholic call to care for Gods creation and the poor and vulnerable; -we will learn about the causes and moral dimensions of environmental degradation and climate change; -we will assess how we contribute to environmental degradation and climate change; -and we will support each other in clarifying the principles of sustainable living and commit ourselves to changing and reducing our carbon footprint. Patrick Doherty is a husband, father & grandfather, who trained as development economist in Zimbabwe and worked in the Justice and Peace Commission there during the civil war in the 1970s before moving to NZ. He is currently in private practice as a counselor, lectures at Unitec in Counselling Studies and has previously lectured in Sustainable Living studies. He has also run Mindfulness Meditation courses and courses in pre-marriage education in conjunction with his wife. He also helps manage a community garden and is currently researching Sustainable Communities. Cost: Koha

Saturday, July 12, 3.30-5.30pm, 766 Sandringham Rd, Mt Roskill
Living wage seminar featuring migrant communities and MP’s.

Sunday, July 13, 10am, Kumeu Arts Centre, 300 Main Rd, Behind the Kumeu Library.
Maui’s Dolphins Defenders Rally. Time: 10 am for a 10.30 start. March to local MP John Key’s electoral office. Supported by: Maui’s & Hector’s Dolphins Defenders NZ! Our unique, endemic, gorgeous wee dolphins are under threat! Join us to celebrate our unique dolphins AND pressure John Key to save them! Assemble at Kumeu Arts Centre, slow walk to PM John Key’s electoral office – 365 Main Road, Kumeu at 10.30am. Group page

Maui’s & Hectors Dolphins Education Action

Sunday, July 13, 7pm, The Vic Cinema, 48-56 Victoria Road, Devonport, Auckland

"Alice Walker – Beauty in Truth" is a compelling story on an extraordinary women’s journey from her birth in a shack in the cotton fields of Putnam County, Georgia to her reognition as a key writer of the 20th Century."

"She made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the National Book Award in 1983 for her novel “The Color Purple.”The award-winning novel served as the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film and was adapted for the stage, opening at New York City’s Broadway Theatre in 2005, and capturing a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2006.

Doors open: 7pm for 7:30pm start. $20 per ticket or $25 which includes an ice cream or glass of wine. Tickets available through the North Shore Womens Centre on 4444618 or email us on women.ctr. Tickets also available from Auckland Womens Centre – Ph: 376 3227 ext 0 or Womens Bookshop (cash only), 105 Ponsonby Rd, Ph: 376 4339

July 17 & 18, St. Peter’s College Hall, 23 Mountain Road, Grafton, Auckland

Advocacy in Aotearoa – From the Grassroots to the United Nations. Event page and online registration: Facebook: Hosted and sponsored by the Edmund Rice Centre. Workshops and presentations by: Child Poverty Action Group, JustSpeak, Generation Zero, Caritas, NZ Refugee Council,

Centre for NZ Progress, P3, ER Justice Trust, ER International, Justice and Peace Commission, CDA. Guest Speakers: Sue Bradford and Phil Glendenning. Focus issues are: Child Poverty, Youth Justice, Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Climate Change. We are expecting approximately 100 participants from all over New Zealand. There are scholarships/subsidies available for people that can’t afford the conference fee.

Monday, July 21, 6-7pm, Stone Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Law, Building 801, Level 3, A, 9 Eden Crescent, Auckland

Public Lecture by Professor James Anaya: "Indigenous Peoples Rights & Business Responsibilities: Lessons from Six Years as UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples".

Tuesday, July 29, 1.30-6pm, Graduate Women Room, Old Government House (Upstairs), Princes Street, University of Auckland

Revisiting Gender, Power and the Body Politic – Politics and International Relations Symposium, School of Social Sciences. Session 1: 1.30-3pm, ‘Intimate Justice: The Black Female Body and the Body Politic’. Dr Shatema Threadcraft, Rutgers University, New Jersey. ‘Intersectionality, power and the body politic in feminist development research’, Dr Anita Lacey, Politics and IR, University of Auckland. Chair: Dr Katherine Smits, Politics and IR, University of Auckland

Session 2: 3.30-5pm: ‘Julia Gillard and the Gender Wars’, Professor Linda Trimble, University of Alberta, Canada. ‘”Now you see it, now you don’t?” Gender and the Chilean presidential election campaigns of Michele Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei’. Dr Jane Christie and A/P Jennifer Curtin, Politics and IR, University of Auckland. Chair: Dr Valentina Cardo, Media, Film and Television, University of Auckland. ALL WELCOME. Refreshments provided. For further information and to RSVP for catering purposes contact Jennifer Curtin on j.curtin

Friday 1 August, 6.30-8.30pm, Saturday 2 August, 9am-5pm, Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland, Level 2 (Friday) and Level 3 (Saturday), 9 Eden Crescent, Auckland

The latest from on the ground in West Papua. The urgent need to improve media and international NGO access to West Papua. New Zealand’s historical and current complicity with Indonesia, including providing police and military training and condoning environmental exploitation. Support for West Papua in Melanesia and Indonesia’s attempts to undermine this support through the Melanesian Spearhead Group. Is West Papua the new East Timor? Political panel with representatives from major parties. Find the event on maire .

Friday, August 1, Saturday August 2, SkyCity Cinema, Auckland
HOT AIR is the story of twenty years of political struggle between politicians, scientists and activists wanting to reduce New Zealand’s emissions, and corporate leaders and their lobbyists working to protect profits and commercial advantage. HOT AIR, a new documentary by Alister Barry & Abi King-Jones, will be screening in the upcoming New Zealand International Film Festival in Wellington, Auckland, Dunedin, Christchurch, Hamilton & Palmerston North. In 2013 Alister Barry won the Bruce Jesson Foundation’s Senior Journalism Award to assist in completion of the film. See for session dates & times. Auckland Screening Times: Friday 1 August 1:00 p.m. SKY CITY CINEMA; Saturday 2 August 3:30 p.m. SKY CITY CINEMA.

Monday, August 4

Peace Movement Aotearoa – WW1 anniversary: Peace vigils on 4 August. Links:

Monday, 4 August, is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One, "the war to end all wars". Peace Movement Aotearoa, in association with Quakers, is coordinating nation-wide candle-lit vigils on 4 August, in conjunction with pacifist and peace groups in other parts of the world who will be holding vigils to mark the anniversary and to highlight our mutual belief that conflict must be resolved peacefully rather than by war.
The three themes for the vigils in Aotearoa New Zealand are remembrance, ending war, and promoting peace. The vigils are at 6pm on Monday, 4 August, at local war memorials or other suitable locations, and will all have the same messages based on the three themes above.
The details for each vigil will be added to the World War One web page at as soon as they are confirmed
If you are interested in helping to organise the vigil in your area, or have ideas for messages on banners and placards, please contact Peace Movement Aotearoa email pma or tel 04 382 8129 as soon as possible. Thank you.

August 5,6,7, 8.30am-4.30pm, WINZ, 93 Mascott Ave, Mangere

AAP Impact. Learn your rights from trained advocates.

Tuesday, August 12

Saturday, August 30, 3pm, Britomart Transport Centre, Queen St, Auckland in Auckland
A30. MARCH TO BRING DOWN THIS ROTTEN GOVERNMENT. Its time to mobilise and bring down John Key’s National Party Government. Increase the protests, strengthen the campaigns, register the working class and poor to get them out. Lets organise a national day of Action on Saturday August 30th. Spread this event like wildfire.


Auckland regugee council volunteer needed.
The Auckland Refugee Council Inc. is looking for a Volunteer to assist our Hostel Manager/Social Worker. We welcome applications for the above vacancy, particularly people from a refugee background. We have attached Background Information and a Job Description. Please distribute this to your networks or people that may be interested. CV’s and cover letters should be forwarded to Jenny Bielby at arci.hostel . The closing date for all applications is the 21st July 2014. Kind regards, Administrator, Auckland Refugee Council Inc., Tel: 09 378 7434, PO Box 78 024, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1245.


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:

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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 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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