About Our ChapterNew Zealand/Aotearoa for a World BEYOND War is a local chapter of the global World BEYOND War network, whose mission is the abolition of war. World BEYOND War’s work debunks the myths that war is inevitable, just, necessary, or beneficial. We outline the evidence that nonviolent methods are the most effective and lasting tools by which to resolve conflict. And we provide a blueprint for ending war, one that is rooted in the strategies of demilitarizing security, managing conflict nonviolently, and creating a culture of peace.
Our CampaignsThe chapter has organized a variety of campaigns, film screenings, webinars, workshops, and numerous speaking engagements. Chapter coordinator Liz Remmerswaal hosts the Radio Kidnappers show ‘Peace Witness’ featuring national and international peace activists. The chapter has also organized installations of peace poles.
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Press Release: Calls for Peaceful Response to Zelensky Parliamentary Address
WBW is calling for Members of the New Zealand Parliament to foster peace making when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses them this Wednesday. #WorldBEYONDWar
Hawke’s Bay Peace Pole Project Gifting Ceremony at Te Aranga Marae, Flaxmere
Peace Pole project ceremony in New Zealand.
In New Zealand, World BEYOND War and Friends Give Out 43 Peace Poles
The 43 ‘Peace Poles’ that were installed in Hastings’ Civic Square during summer will be gifted to permanent homes in schools, churches, marae, parks and public spaces this Wednesday in a special gathering at Te Aranga Marae, Flaxmere.
KiwiSaver Should Quit Weapons Industry
By WBW New Zealand, April 24, 2022 A New Zealand peace network says it’s time for KiwiSaver to quit its investments in Lockheed Martin, the world’s biggest weapons manufacturer, which
VIDEOS: Peace Pole Installation in Hastings, New Zealand
Peace pole installation in city centre opened by the community.
VIDEO: The Waihopai Spy Base in New Zealand Through the Decades
The white domes at the Waihopai spy base have been an iconic symbol of New Zealand’s part in the Five Eyes spy network but now they are being decommissioned.