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World Peace March celebrations


We invite you to bring banners and join the Christchurch walk in support of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence. The March will begin on Saturday 3 October at 1pm at the Tautahi Pa site on Barbadoes Street near Oxford Terrace 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 stop briefly at 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 to the World Peace March. Speakers include City Councillor Chrissie Williams, former Mayor Garry Moore and two of the international marchers.

Please visit the website http://www.fusecreative.co.nz/worldmarch/index.html for details of prominent endorsers, the international route, and other activities in New Zealand.

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