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Permission For Rocket Lab Staff To Leave Auckland Questioned By Māhia Residents

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 6:58 am | Auckland Peace Action

Local residents near Māhia are alarmed that a convoy of Rocket Lab staff intend to breach Level 3 this weekend with Government permission, traveling in campervans to the COVID-free area of Māhia. Locals had the news confirmed via email from Rocket ... More >>

New Zealand - Peacekeeper On The Final Frontier?

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 7:44 am | Auckland Peace Action

Peace and disarmament researchers in New Zealand say the Government should take a global leadership role to protect Earth by ensuring Outer Space is not the focus of a new arms race. This week the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research ... More >>

Peace Group Questions The Legitimacy Of The Navy, When It Practises Shooting Civilians

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 8:05 am | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland Peace Action denounces the Royal New Zealand Navy’s planned “activities” which “include the use of pyrotechnics, blank ammunition firing, drones and actors simulating a crowd of protesters” near the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Friday 12th ... More >>

Auckland Peace Action: Condemnation Of Police Shooting

Monday, 20 April 2020, 2:40 pm | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland Peace Action are appalled to hear that a man in South Auckland was shot dead by police last night. "We must provide the appropriate support to help people who are in distress, not kill them." Says Auckland Peace Action member ... More >>

Peace Groups Call On Prime Minister To Withdraw From RIMPAC

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 1:32 pm | Auckland Peace Action

Today, dozens of peace groups, academics and human rights campaigners are calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to withdraw from RIMPAC, the world’s largest, US-led military exercise due to begin in June.    The text of the ... More >>

Kiwisaver Changes Must Go Further

Monday, 2 March 2020, 1:43 pm | Auckland Peace Action

“It isn’t enough to stop investments in illegal weapons - Kiwisaver and NZ Super must stop all investment in weapons companies and those who profit from war,” said Eliana Darroch, member of Auckland Peace Action. “Just announced changes to Kiwisaver ... More >>

Frigates late & over budget

Friday, 7 February 2020, 12:17 pm | Auckland Peace Action

“The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that weapons giant Lockheed Martin will be late on its delivery of Te Kaha, the first of the Navy frigates being upgraded in Canada. This military contract is just a slush fund for the world’s largest ... More >>

NZ Troops must leave Iraq

Monday, 6 January 2020, 11:25 am | Auckland Peace Action

“It is imperative that New Zealand Defence Force Troops still stationed in Iraq leave the country,” said Valerie Morse, member of Auckland Peace Action. More >>

Action required to stop neo-Nazi infiltration

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 10:18 am | Auckland Peace Action

“We are alarmed to learn that an enlisted soldier in the New Zealand Defence Force is an avowed member of a neo-Nazi group. He is now in military prison subject to a criminal investigation,” said Valerie Morse, member of Auckland Peace Action. More >>

Uyghur petition aimed at Massey

Monday, 2 December 2019, 2:19 pm | Auckland Peace Action

Media release: Uyghur petition aimed at Massey Date: Sunday, 1 December 2019 From: Auckland Peace Action More >>

Oppose the new terrorism law - Say No to Control Orders

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 9:59 am | Auckland Peace Action

The government is seeking to rush through new terrorism legislation - they have given just FOUR days for the public to make submissions. This rushed process is a serious violation of democratic process, and the law is unnecessary. More >>

Endeavour was a military invasion

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 8:11 am | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland Peace Action extends its solidarity and support to the Kia Mau Resist250 campaign, which opposes the visit of the replica Endeavour ship and the associated celebration of the beginning of colonisation in Aotearoa. More >>

Peters must reject US demands

Friday, 12 July 2019, 12:31 pm | Auckland Peace Action

“The Peace Movement sends an urgent call to Winston Peters to reject any US demands for New Zealand participation in patrolling the Persian Gulf and Straits of Hormuz. New Zealand should have nothing to do with any war on the Iranian people,” said ... More >>

End all support for US Wars, not just Iraq

Monday, 10 June 2019, 8:14 pm | Auckland Peace Action

“It is right and proper that the Prime Minister has ended the NZDF deployment to Iraq. This decision is long overdue. The Iraq deployment has been underway in various manifestations since June 2003 when NZ troops were sent into Basra to serve ... More >>

Well-Being' budget ensures health of weapons dealers

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 8:12 am | Auckland Peace Action

“The Government’s Well-Being Budget appears to be crafted to ensure the health of US weapons companies, not ordinary New Zealanders. The early release of defence budget figures alongside rumours about the soon-to-be-released Defence Capability ... More >>

Deployment should end amidst Iran tensions

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 12:40 pm | Auckland Peace Action

“The Coalition Government must move to withdraw NZ troops out of Iraq as the US threatens a new war on Iran,” said Valerie Morse from Auckland Peace Action. More >>

Inquiry must do better for victims & community

Monday, 29 April 2019, 9:15 am | Auckland Peace Action

“The scope of the Inquiry into the Christchurch terrorist attack must be broadened meet victims needs and to address the root causes of the attack,” said Valerie Morse from Auckland Peace Action. More >>

Anzac Day Picnic for Peace

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 9:07 am | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland Peace Action’s annual Picnic for Peace will be taking place at the Auckland Domain Band Rotunda at 12 noon on ANZAC Day. It will feature speakers including Marama Davidson (Greens), Rev Emily Worman (Metropolitan Church in Progress), Ilan Blumberg ... More >>

James Casson must bear responsibility for his racism

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 9:44 am | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland Peace Action member Azad Khan has today initiated a petition to demand that James Casson be held accountable for his racist hate speech against Muslims. More >>

Intelligence Review must be open

Friday, 22 March 2019, 9:15 am | Auckland Peace Action

In the wake of last Friday's horrific racist terrorist attack, Auckland Peace Action is calling for any inquiry into the intelligence services to be independent and to be open to the public. More >>