Listed below are a list of events across New Zealand (and globally) that celebrate the 30th Anniversary of New Zealand’s Nuclear Free Zone Act. Please click on the event to find out further details.
The Depot Artspace, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland
27 May – 14 June
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the Devonport Peace Group are delighted to present an exhibition of historic photographs from Gil Hanly and John Miller, two eminent artists who have spent many years recording the important events in our social history, particularly peace activities.
In June 1987 the Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act, the legislation making Aotearoa New Zealand a nuclear-free zone, was passed. Devonport led the way in 1981 with a declaration by the Borough Council. Many other local councils followed that example.
Devonport is a very appropriate place to celebrate this 30th anniversary, which has become an expression of our national identity.
Programme of events:
Saturday 27 May, 2.00-3.30 p.m. Opening
Events after school during the week – make a peace flag, peace poppy, paper crane.
Saturday 10 June, 12.30 p.m. Join us at The Depot Artspace to meet some of the people who
helped to make it happen and hear their stories, including Phil Goff, Mayor of Tamaki Makaurau Auckland
Tuesday 13 June, 8 p.m. An evening of songs for peace presented by the Devonport Folk Club
The Bunker, Mt. Victoria, Devonport. Access via Kerr Street. Koha appreciated
WILPF Aotearoa is part of the Women’s International league for Peace and Freedom established in 1915. Since then, WILPF has brought together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means and promoting political, economic and social justice for all.
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