News

Viewing entries tagged with 'wellington'

70 years on from Hiroshima—Hope living in children’s art

posted on 4 August 2015

The opening of Tumanako! Children's art works for a peaceful world;

Tūmanako! (Hope!)—Children’s Artworks for a Peaceful World exhibition opened at the Wellington City Library mezzanine level on Sunday 2 August 2015.

The exhibition of artworks from children all over Wellington, plus four special guest artists from Auckland, was held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. 

Read the full post

Wellington Mayor Commends SGINZ, Announces Support For Peace Heritage Walk

posted on 4 October 2012

Mahatma Gandhi birthday commemoration held at the Gandhi statue

Mahatma Gandhi birthday commemoration held at the Gandhi statue

Wellington City Mayor Celia Wade-Brown announced Council support for the Peace Heritage Walk at the Mahatma Gandhi birthday commemoration held at the Gandhi statue at Wellington’s railway station on 2 October. The event was hosted by the Council and the Wellington Indian Association.

“The Peace Heritage Walk is an asset to the city and includes monuments and sculptures dedicated to peace, including the Hiroshima Peace Flame.

“I’m delighted to announce the Council’s support for the Peace Walk.

Mayor Wade-Brown commended the work of the Buddhist peace group Soka Gakkai International of New Zealand, as a Wellington community group, for assuming the stewardship of the Peace Heritage Walk.

“There is a lot of potential to refresh awareness of the walk as another wonderful attraction for Wellington and to reinforce our support for peace,” she says.

The Peace Heritage Walk is a public walk connecting monuments and sculptures dedicated to peace in Wellington’s inner city.   Formerly managed by the Peace Foundation of Wellington, SGINZ assumed management of the Peace Walk in July 2012.

Read the full post

Wellington City Council and Soka Gakkai International of New Zealand Host United Nations International Day of Peace

posted on 29 September 2012

On a perfect spring day on Friday 21 September, over 100 people gathered to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace at the Peace Flame in Botanical Gardens in Wellington.

Read the full post

SGINZ introduced on Radio New Zealand's Spiritual Outlook program

posted on 21 May 2012

Radio New Zealand’s Sonia Sly produced this program for their Spiritual Outlook series.  It aired on Sunday 20 May. Based on the weekly lunchtime chanting session at the Wellington Centre it introduces the SGINZ movement, Buddhist philosophy and peoples experience of chanting.

The Buddhism for Lunch meetings are on Tuesday’s from 12 – 1pm at the SGINZ Wellington Centre, Ground Floor, 8 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington Telephone (04) 499-4420. All welcome.

For information on evening meetings in Wellington and around the country please use the form at the bottom of our contact page.