Tāmaki Makaurau Anarchist Activist Newsletter
Kia ora and welcome to the sixtieth Auckland activist fortnightly newsletter! Thanks to everyone who came to our Really Really Free Market, it was fantastic!
While it sucks that we've had to go back to Alert Level 3 due to a new outbreak of community cases, it's great that it only last for a few days and we're now in Alert Level 2, with it looking like we'll be going back to Alert Level 1 very soon! You can get the latest updates on COVID-19 in Aotearoa here: https://covid19.govt.nz/
Hopefully we'll be at Alert Level 1 by next weekend, as Auckland Pride March will be happening on Saturday 27 February from 4pm at Albert Park.
There are also several educational events happening, including Reel Radical: Utu on Sunday 21 February from 5pm at 2F/22 Emily Place, Moana Currents: Early Pacific migrants to Auckland City on Wednesday 24 February from 12pm at Auckland City Centre Library, OA Reading Group: Ka Whawhai Tonu Mātou on Wednesday 24 February from 7PM at 2F/22 Emily Place, The Dawn Raids - Educate to Liberation from Thursday 25 February onwards from 6pm at Studio One Toi Tū, Revolt She Said on Monday 8 March from 7.15pm at Rialto Cinemas, Migrant women we love with Dr Edwina Pio on Wednesday 10 March from 12pm at Auckland City Library and Exploring 1840s New Zealand Through Australian Convict Records on Wednesday 24 March from 12pm at Auckland City Library.
There are also several workshops happening, including the Treaty of Waitangi Workshop on Saturday 13 March from 9am at New Lynn War Memorial Library, the Te Tiriti Workshop on Saturday 20 March from 11am at Rainbow Youth and the Deep Ecology Workshop on Sunday 28 March from 9am at Matakana Valley Road.
Our rapid switch from Alert Level 1 to Alert Level 3 and now back to Alert Level 2 shows that our situation can rapidly and unexpectedly change, so take advantage of us being in lower alert levels and get stuck in!
We are an explicitly anarchist group in Auckland, about a year old, struggling for a better, fair and equal world. We are always open to new members. To find out more, come along to a public meeting, or you can find us at email@example.com.
Upcoming Events on the Left in Auckland
Sunday 21 February, 5-8pm
Reel Radical: Utu, 2F/22 Emily Place
Join Organise Aotearoa as they show a screening of the film Utu, which is about Te Wheke, a Māori warrior who sets out to get vengeance after British forces kill his people. Free. RSVP.
Wednesday 24 February, 12-1pm
Moana Currents: Early Pacific migrants to Auckland City, Auckland City Centre Library
Join Andrea Low and Emily Parr as they share stories and images of their Moana migrant ancestors who made their homes here. Free. RSVP.
Wednesday 24 February, 7-9pm
OA Reading Group: Ka Whawhai Tonu Mātou, 2F/22 Emily Place
A reading group by Organise Aotearoa that is reading and discussing Ranginui Walker's Ka Whawhai Tonu Mātou. This week they’re covering chapters 6-8 that detail the British takeover of Aotearoa, following on from the Treaty of Waitangi, in the period ending with the invasion of Parihaka. Free.
Thursday 25 February to Thursday 25 March, 6-8pm
The Dawn Raids – Educate to Liberate, Studio One Toi Tū
Documenting the courageous activities of the Polynesian Panthers and their fight for social justice, The Dawn Raids – Educate to Liberate highlights and acknowledges the group’s place in the social and cultural history of Aotearoa. Free. RSVP.
Saturday 27 February, 4-6pm
Auckland Pride March, Albert Park
The Auckland Pride March is an energetic display of unity and community, showcasing the rich diversity of our communities, amplifying the calls from our grassroots community organisations, and celebrating the uniqueness of who we are. The March calls us together to make ourselves heard across Aotearoa. Free.
Monday 8 March, 7.15-9.30pm
Revolt She Said, Rialto Cinemas
A documentary film that interrogates ideas of feminism from an Australian and Aotearoa/New Zealand perspective explores the major themes of identity, gender politics, queer identity, power, women’s roles and the conceptual boundary of what a woman is. Ticket purchase required.
Wednesday 10 March, 12-1pm
Migrant women we love with Dr Edwina Pio, Auckland City Library
Join Professor Pio for this HeritageTalk to hear her account of women's migration stories and their experiences finding their place in their new country. Free. RSVP.
Saturday 13 March, 9am-4.30pm
Treaty of Waitangi Workshop, New Lynn War Memorial Library
Come and explore a key element of our history with this intensive introduction to the topic of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi. RSVP.
Saturday 20 March, 11am-5pm
Te Tiriti Workshop, Rainbow Youth
Come along to the RainbowYOUTH drop-in centre for a free Te Tiriti Workshop run by the Treaty Resource Centre! RSVP. Free.
Wednesday 24 March, 12-1pm
Exploring 1840s New Zealand Through Australian Convict Records, Auckland City Library
In this HeritageTalk, join Associate Professor Kristyn Harman in-person or via Zoom to hear her speak about how Tasmania’s convict records can tell us much about the origins, characteristics, and skill sets of the working classes who populated New Zealand’s early towns and cities, why some of them were transported across the sea, and what became of those who were exiled. RSVP.
Sunday 28 March, 9am-4pm
Deep Ecology Workshop, Matakana Valley Road
Drawing on the work of Joanna Macy, John Seed and Arne Naess this workshop will empower you to act on behalf of Earth with clarity, love and direction. The Work That Reconnects is a transformational body of work that includes theories and interactive practices enabling us to reconnect to our own true nature, the web of life, and to our human community. The workshop incorporates experiential practices, poetry, ritual, song, movement and silence to guide our journey through the four stages of the spiral of the Work That Reconnects. Workshop fee payment required. RSVP.
Disclaimer: inclusion of events in this message is not necessarily an endorsement. We try to only include events of relevance to members from groups we know & trust. However, we may miss some events or include some by organisers we don’t know. If you have anything to add or question the inclusion of some events, please let us know and we'll try to remedy it.
Groups in AKL
Tamaki Makaurau Anarchists, location varies
First Sunday of the Month, 2pm
Anarchist group in Auckland.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / FB: AucklandAnarchists
Tamaki Solidarity Network, location varies
Meeting dates vary, 6.30pm
Mutual support network for workers and tenants that are being screwed over by their bosses and landlords. All workers or tenants welcome.
People Against Prisons Aotearoa, location varies
Every 2nd Monday, 7:00-8:30pm
Prison Abolitionist Group.
Contact: FB peopleagainstprisonsaotearoa
Auckland Peace Action, location varies
Every Second Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Group organizing against the arms trade as well as other campaigns.
Contact: FB AucklandPeaceAction
Green Living Savings Pool, 10 Rawhiti Road, Onehunga
Last Thursday of the Month (except Jan), 6pm (potluck)
Community loaning money to those in need and for good with no interest.
Ihumatao Occupation, Ihumatao
Occupation resisting the proposed development on sacred land.
Contact: FB Kaitiaki Village, SOUL.
Te Reo Lessons, Unitec, AUT, Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Anytime you want
Free te reo lessons offered by multiple institutions at multiple times in multiple locations.
Contact: Unitec, AUT, tWoA
Tāmaki Treaty Workers, Cityside Church
Network for all those working towards a healthy treaty relationship
Tumeke Bike Space, GHub Commons, 5 Cabbage Tree Swamp Drive, Gribblehirst Park, Sandringham, Auckland, 1025
Community bike workshop run and set up by anarchists.
Contact: FB Tumeke Bike Space
Pacific Panther Network, location varies
Meeting dates vary.
Group for Pacific activists.
Contact: FB PacificPantherNetwork
Auckland Action Against Poverty, 20 Church Street, Onehunga
Open Tues-Fri for advocacy, Mondays open to all for campaigning, 9:00-3:00pm
Advocacy group for beneficiaries. Volunteers welcome.
Contact: FB AAAP
Tenants Protection Association,
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00-2:00pm
Advocacy and advice service for tenants. Volunteers welcome.
Food Charter / Sovereignty Meet, location varies
Second Wednesday of the Month, 6.30pm
Creating a food charter for NZ and then a network to push it forward.
Contact: FB Growing Power NZ, email@example.com
Unions Auckland, NZEI office
Second Monday of the Month, 6.30pm
Meetup for the CTU branch in Auckland. Open to all union members.
Direct Animal Action
Irregular meeting times
A group that meets roughly monthly struggling for the liberation of other animals.
Te Homiromiro Reading Group, Online
2nd Friday of the month, 1pm
Online decolonization reading and discussion group.
Tamaki Makaurau Anarchists is Live!
If you would like to join this exciting initiative, we now have a formal membership process and welcome all people who identify as anarchists in Auckland to join.
Mental Health Collective Care
If you're interested in helping develop a collective mental health care project, please get in touch with us, we are currently developing one.
Problems at work?
Contact the Tāmaki Solidarity Network, which is a network of workers helping each other to solve problems at work.