Christchurch Peace March 3 October 2009


MEDIA RELEASE: 11.9.09   Christchurch Peace March 3 October 2009

The first World March to circle the earth calling for the end of war and nuclear weapons, and the elimination of violence of all kinds (physical, economic, racial, religious, cultural, sexual, psychological).

The World March will begin in Wellington, New Zealand on 2 October 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi´s birth, declared the International Day of Nonviolence by the United Nations. It will end in the Andes Mountains (Aconcagua, Argentina) on 2 January 2010.

The March will last 90 days, travelling through 90 countries over all six continents, celebrated by activities and events involving millions of people along and beyond its route. It will pass through all climates and seasons, from the hot summer of the tropics and deserts, to the icy cold of Siberia and Antarctica.

The Christchurch World Peace March on Saturday 3 October follows the Christchurch Peace Walk established by Christchurch City Council and the Disarmament and Security Centre as a Christchurch Peace City initiative. It will start at 1pm at the Tautahi Pa site (Barbadoes Street and Oxford Tce) where Maori elders will share some of their peace heritage. It will then go to the Fire Fighters’ Memorial and past the Elsie Locke Park before heading to Victoria Square to the pou marking the ancient site of the Waitaha pa of Puari. The walk will continue along the Avon River where the Lantern Ceremony has been held every year since 1975 to mark Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days on 6 and 9 August during Peace Week. Walkers will then go to the WEA, 52 Gloucester Street to view an exhibition of photos of Mahatma Gandhi. The March will end at the World Peace Bell in the Botanic Gardens about 3.30pm where the bell will be rung to connect with those who are travelling on from Wellington on the World Peace March. Speakers include Chrissie Williams, former Mayor Garry Moore and two of the international marchers.

Please visit the website for details of prominent endorsers, the international route, other activities in New Zealand etc.


2009 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships


Royal New Zealand Pipe Bands’ Association present:

2009 New Zealand Pipe Band Championships

Friday 6th March
9am – 5:45pm
Canterbury Agricultural Park (entrance off Wigram Road only)
Grade 2, 3, 4 and Juvenile music events
Mace Flourishing eliminations

Saturday 7th March
9am – 11:15am
Victoria Square (Cnr Armagh St & Colombo St)
45 bands in the spectacular Street March competition

Saturday 7th March
12:30pm – 5:30pm
Canterbury Agricultural Park (entrance off Wigram Road only)
Grade 1 music events, Mace Flourishing finals,
Highland Dancing, Marching Displays and the Massed Bands,
featuring over 1000 Pipers & Drummers!

Adult day pass $10, students $5, Under 5 FREE
Family day pass of 2 Adults and 2 Children just $25

Specialty stalls, food and beverage vendors and full bar facilities
available at Canterbury Agricultural Park.
Note – limited seating – feel free to bring your own


Poetry Idol – Fri 30th Jan


Friday 30th January 2009 at Kreation 191 Tuam St CHCH

Christchurch’s only monthly fusion of stand-up poetry, performance comedy and spokenword,

Bring your cushion, your beverage and $10 and be prepared to be dazzled, pleasantly surprised or absolutely disgusted.

Your host for the night – the one and only Captain Glanville – with guests sharing stories, poems, favorite songs and even real life

Punch and Judy for your visual pleasure.

Be here at 730pm, show ends at 10 followed by a wee dance under a flashing light – tunes provided by one very funky deejay –Anonymous

This event bought to you by Matt’s Melodrama

A Rent Party

Hey here is an example of a poem:

Intellectual minds gathering tonight

Debating ideas developing conquest

I’m stoked to have met all you guys

You are brilliance hiding in disguise

Cheers boys have a good night

Admiring conquest

LEARN MAGIC! {Community Notice}


Casual magic classes every Wednesday and Friday evenings in Beckenham.
Taught by an award winning
local close up magician.
Teaching only the best most
visual close up magic available.
Classes starting November 26
until February 2009.
Call for details 021 02784691

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