25th April 2018
From 5.30pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, corner Lambton Quay and Bowen
Honour the War Dead by Ending War, ANZAC Day peace vigil to remember all the casualties of war, to remember all who resisted war, to call for an end to war, and to promote peace. In conjunction with peace and faith groups here and overseas who are holding vigils throughout the WW1 centenary to highlight our mutual belief that conflict must be resolved peacefully rather than by war.
Please bring a candle and a reflection to share if you wish, banners and placards will be available at the vigil. Organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa, RSVP at
https://www.facebook.com/events/958473377677103 - A4 poster is available
2-4 May 2018
Preparation of the public session on "Welfare or warfare? A pre-Budget lunchtime forum on government spending priorities"
Location: St Andrew's Conference Centre, 30 The Terrace, Wellington.
Discussion on Military spending (Edwina Hughes, Coordinator, Peace Movement Aotearoa), Social spending (Paul Barber, Policy Advisor, New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services), and Spending on children's wellbeing.
The A4 poster is available online
Organization: Peace Movement Aotearoa
Peace Movement Aotearoa issued a media release on May 2nd on Global military spending increases with a focus on New Zealand's budget. In last year's NZ budget, military spending increased to a record level of more than 3.67 billion NZ dollars, with an average of almost 71 million NZ dollars every week. Buy way of contrast, 28% of children in NZ live in a family with an income below the poverty line.
2nd May 2018