Celebrating 30 years of New Zealand being nuclear-free
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.
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.
Exhibition at The Depot Artspace Opening Saturday27 May2-3:30 p.m. 28 Clarence St. Devonport www.depotartspace.co.nz
Saturday10 June 12.30 Join WILPF at the Depot Artspace to meet some of the activists who made it happen and hear their stories.
Programme: Mayor Phil Goff Maire Leadbeater, CND David Robie Ema Tagicakibau, NFIP Richard Tong, member of Devonport Borough Council Mike Cohen, Auckland Council local board member Bev Cormack, Greenpeace Rev George Armstrong, Peace Squadron Margaret Lawlor-Bartlett, VAANA (Visual Artists Against Nuclear Arms) Quakers Edwina Hughes, Peace Movement Aotearoa and ICAN-ANZ The Devonport Choir will also perform Refreshments will be provided
Tuesday 13 June 8pm An evening of songs for peace presented by the Devonport Folk Club The Bunker, Mt. Victoria, Devonport. Access via Kerr Street.
After school activities during the week - make peace flags, paper peace cranes and peace poppies