What’s on in Aotearoa/NZ (09/07/15): David Robie book launch Friday


Thursday, July 9, 6:45pm, Business School/Owen G Glenn Building, Auckland University.
Magna Carta Beyond the Commonwealth: Migration and Refugees: Grant Bayldon, Director – Amnesty International; Michael White, Senior Legal and Policy Analyst, Human Rights Commission; Andrew Lockhart, National Manager – Refugee and Protection Unit – Immigration NZ

Friday, July 10, 4.30pm-6pm, At the Cloud (mezzanine level), Queens Wharf, 99 Quay Street, Auckland
Little Island Press invites you to celebrate the launch of David Robie’s Eyes of Fire – The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior
The book launch venue is also houses the Greenpeace ‘Courage Works’ photographic exhibition, a Rainbow Warrior 30th anniversary event. Please RSVP asap rsvp or phone 09 889 4427 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1142246922456447/

Friday, July 10, 5pm, Fale Pasifika, 20 Wynyard Street, University of Auckland
"Thirty Years after the Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior". When French terrorists bombed Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior on July 10 1985, they tried to smash the environmentalist movement’s radical challenge to environmental politics in the Pacific. The Rainbow Warrior sunk, but was its message silenced? Thirty years later, this panel will assess:
– The meaning of the Rainbow Warrior with regards to the history of Pacific environmentalism.
– How have Pacific environments rebounded or worsened in the last 30 years?
– How have the ecological challenges facing Pacific people changed since 1985?
– What role can environmentalism play in the Pacific today?
Trish Tupou, co-convenor of the Pasifika Greens, will be on the Panel.

Saturday, July 11, 10am – 12:30pm, Eastview Reserve (next to Seventh Day Adventist Church), Apirana Avenue, Glen Innes.
Ko Au Te Awa 1st planting day – Restore Omaru River . Restoring our local treasure the OMARU RIVER!Time to get it on and give her some Native trees to look after her! Please bring your family and join this amazing collective effort! Contact: madavestudios

Friday 10th July 2015, 6:45pm, Business School/Owen G Glenn Building, Auckland University

How does Magna Carta’s past inform our expectations of the future? What challenges await? This is part of The University of Auckland’s week long public lecture series for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta organised by Dr Stephen Winter from Politics and International Relations. Anyone can attend, but please register in advance to guarantee your place as we have limited lecture capacity: https://magnacartanz.wordpress.com/university-of-auckland-lecture-series/

Thursday, July 23, 5pm, Lecture Theatre 4, Owen G. Glen Building (260-073) the University of Auckland
You are invited to her public lecture, “Syria, Ukraine, the Pacific: What Feminist Investigations Reveal About Current Militarizations.” Professor Enloe will discuss the politics of gender at work in Syria and the Ukraine and the Pacific and asks how we are more likely to effectively grapple with the causes and impacts of current militarizing developments in each of them if we take women’s diverse lives seriously. Sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and the Value of the Arts lecture series; the School of Social Sciences; Politics and International Relations; and the Conflict, Terrorism and Peace study group.

Tuesday, July 14, Ika Seafood Bar and Grill, 3 Mount Eden Rd, Eden Terrace, Auckland, Auk 1023
Table Talk w’ hosts Mike McRoberts & Paula Penfold. NZ at War – where are we and what are we doing there? Book now for a lively evening. Mike McRoberts and Paula Penfold have reported from international war zones and will be joined for this discussion by:

Jon Stephenson, war correspondent, Research Associate AUT Pacific Media Centre

Tayyaba Khan, General Manager Changemakers Refugee Forum
Keith Locke, retired Green MP, activist & commentator
Bar and meal service from 5 pm and throughout the evening.
Discussion approx 7.15 – 8 pm.
Table bookings have priority for entry on the night. We look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, July 28, from 6:30pm to 8:15pm, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland

CPAG’s Annual General Meeting. Nominations are currently open for the 2015-2016 CPAG Management Committee to be appointed at the AGM and will close on the 21 July. Followed by: A talk by Dr Simon Denny on "Teenagers and Poverty". Simon Denny is an Associate Professor and Paediatrician working at the Centre for Youth Health in South Auckland and University of Auckland. He completed his adolescent training in the USA where he was a 2000-01 Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy. He was the Principal Investigator of Youth’07 which was New Zealand’s second National Youth Health and Wellbeing survey. He has published extensively on youth health issues in New Zealand and is currently chair of the Adolescent Health Research Group and Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand. For more informatiom

Thursday, July 30, 7-8.30pm, The Peace Place, 22 Emily Place, Auckland City.
The Peace Place invites you to spend an evening with Ahmed Zaoui (in conversation with Fr Kevin Toomey op). Algerian-born Ahmed Zaoui applied for asylum in New Zealand in 2002. He was imprisoned for two years at the behest of the NZ Security Intelligence Service until being granted bail in 2004. While on bail Zaoui lived at the Dominican Priory in Auckland. He went on to publish a book of poems about his experiences in prison and is now a NZ citizen. To register please call 377-5541 or email thepeaceplacenz. Please register by 3pm on Wednesday 29th July.

Saturday, August 1, 2-3pm, Downtown Shopping Centre, Cnr Queen and Customs Streets,Auckland
Rally for Palestine. Add your presence and make a difference at the only regular public display of support for Palestine in Auckland!

Monthly Rally at Downtown Shopping Centre Cnr Queen and Customs Streets 2pm to 3pm, 4 July 2015 and every first Saturday of each month.

Sunday, August 2, 12:00am to 5:00pm, Mt. Eden War Memorial Hall, 489 Dominion Road, Mt. Eden, Auckland
The Auckland Multicultural Society invites your group to take part in the Multicultural Expo 2015 on Sunday 2nd. August 2015. The Expo 2015 theme: Traditional children’s rhymes. Information Stalls: We will provide a table, two chairs and display board for your group to promote your activities. Your group can display photos and a couple from your group dressed in traditional clothes. Your stall will need to be attended at all times (you might like to use a roster system). Each group will be allocated 8 minutes spot on stage to explain their activities. This is a great opportunity to attract new members. You might include a short performance in your 8 minutes spot. The information stalls are not allowed to sell any products. Food: 3 selected cultural groups representing three different continents will be selling food in the kitchen area. Ana Maria 09-638 6771 or anamaria.devos

Monday, August 3, 7:30 – 9pm, St Marks Catholic Church, 334 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga
Laudato Si – Acquaint yourself with Pope Francis’ latest encyclical, Laudato Si. Please join the Justice & Peace Group as we learn together this groundbreaking document that anchors the environmental dialogue in our faith. Facilitated by Maria Bautista.

Sunday, August 9, 5pm, Auckland Domain Wintergarden, Auckland

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom Tamaki Makaurau Branch Hiroshima Day Commemoration. You are warmly invited to attend this 70th year commemoration to remember those who died at Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a result of the atomic bombs dropped on their cities in 1945. Each year we pause to commemorate this occasion and to continue our work for peace, which WILPF has been pursuing for the last 100 years. The programme will include speakers, poetry, crane-making, music
and candle-floating. Candles will be supplied. Contacts : Ruth : ruth.calliope or Joan: joanmac
WILPF Aotearoa is part of the international women’s organisation established in 1915 to bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and legitimisation of war.


Filmmakers to tackle the GCSB – with your help!
The makers of OPERATION 8 are deep in the edit of THE 5th EYE – a new feature documentary that examines New Zealand’s role in the US-dominated Five Eyes alliance. The project has been a long time in the making – filming began in 2008, around the Ploughshares action at the Waihopai spy base. A crowd-funding campaign has been launched at Givealittle to help finish the film. Donations will cover essential post-production costs. All donors will receive a thank you credit in the film. You can also give anonymously. Please watch the promo video and donate to the cause! You can also spread the word by sharing the campaign with your contacts and joining THE 5th EYE on Facebook. Errol Wright and Abi King-Jones thank you for your support in getting this important documentary to the screen! https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/the5theyefilm

Campaign Bootcamp NZ – For people between 18 – 30 years – Campaign Bootcamp NZ

Learn how to effect change. Our aim is to empower the next generation of campaigners in New Zealand to accelerate the pace of change. Campaign Bootcamp NZ gets the best campaigners in New Zealand to deliver a one week intensive training to 30 young people from September. The bootcamp will run over six days, and will involve participants learning a complete set of skills to run campaigns, as well as simulating campaigns throughout the course of the training. Follow-up will involve four group follow-up days throughout the year, and a connection with a mentor who will be expected to meet four times with the individual or group to provide support. Additionally, there will be a newsletter for community updates, ongoing support and work opportunities, and if the project is successful, participants will be invited to be trainers and mentors in the subsequent Bootcamps. The boot camp will run over six days. Each day will have a specific focus. For each day we’ll bring in an expert in the relevant field who has been creating change for over a decade.

DVDs Available For Sale Of CAFCA’s 40th Anniversary Speakers

Sam Miller filmed all of CAFCA’s 40th anniversary celebration event, held in Christchurch on May 2. He advises that DVDs are available of the five speakers – myself, Bill Rosenberg, Warren Thomson, Jane Kelsey and Robert Reid. Details of cost and from where to order them are below. Please communicate directly with Sam Miller about this, not with CAFCA. Best wishes, Murray, CAFCA 40th Anniversary speakers’ DVDs available $20 for twin disc 3h 45m set inc postage/packaging and Jewel Case. Individual 2x speakers single DVD’s available for $10 on application. Orders: samuel or 021 147 4019 – payment by Internet Transfer or Cheque.

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