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Peace and Disarmament Education Trust: Grants Awarded

Click on the following links to view grants and scholarships for each year.


One-Off Grants for the year: Scholarship Grants for the year:


One-Off Grants, 2002

Alyn Ware

Alyn Ware was reimbursed for attending the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation International Conference, as the New Zealand government's delegate in Geneva.

Amount granted: $2,449


Peace Council

Costs were met, for hosting a delegation to New Zealand from the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament to New Zealand.

Amount granted: $5,000


Justice Peace Service

Funding went towards producing a children's board game concerning conflict resolution.

Amount granted: $500


Operation Peace through Unity

Funding was awarded for the construction of the winning design of the Culture Peace Sculpture Design Competition.

Amount granted: $7,500


Dr Aditya Malik – Gandhi Exhibition

A peace seminar and workshops were funded.

Amount granted: $3,400


United Nations Association of New Zealand

Funding was awarded for the following:
  • Regional United Nations conferences.
  • Registration costs for the Youth Conference Speech Awards.
  • To prepare UN based educational material
  • The distribution of a CD-Rom UNY ANZ education pack to schools.

Amount granted: $11,000


Women's International League for Peace & Freedom

A large art mural was funded.

Amount granted: $1,500

Two seminars were held in conjunction with the WILPF International Executive Committee meeting.

Amount granted: $12,000


Open Learning Centre

Ten "Women in Peace" radio programmes and workshops were produced.

Amount granted: $1,076


Indonesia Human Rights Committee

Funding went towards education seminars and the national speaking tour of an international representative of the Aceh People's Democratic Resistance Front.

Amount granted: $3,063


Tearaway Magazine

Funding helped produce an issue of the magazine.

Amount granted: $7,200

One-Off Grants, 2001

Bridgebuilders Network

Twelve model workshops on peace-building were held in the North Island.

Amount granted: $3,360


Otago Foreign Policy School

Funds went towards holding the school in Dunedin during June and July, 2001.

Amount granted: $6,000


Youth Working Group

Costs were met for running a Youth Forum, coinciding with the UN Regional Conference on Disarmament.

Amount granted: $2,500



Mike Frost Speaking Tour

Funding went towards a two-week speaking tour on the technical and ethical dimensions of high-technology communications interception.

Amount granted: $2,000


Disarmament & Security Centre, Christchurch.

Elsie Locke's book, "Peace People", was distributed to all New Zealand secondary and tertiary institutions.

Amount granted: $7,873


Centre for Strategic Studies

A book was published, using papers by individuals involved in the Bougainville peace process.

Amount granted: $6,000


Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (Wellington)

A computer and printer were purchased, for community information publications.

Amount granted: $3,000


Waiwhetu – Lower Hutt Peace Group

A new photocopier was purchased for reproducing newsletters and educational leaflets.

Amount granted: $2,795


Derek Wilson

Funds were awarded to produce the book "Five Holocausts", by Derek Wilson.

Amount granted: $3,000


Calm NZ (Campaign Against Landmines) – John Head

John Head attended the "Third Meeting of the States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty" in Nicaragua. His travel and expenses were funded.

Amount granted: $5,000


James Stewart

Funding went towards a six-month internship with the office of the Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

Amount granted: $7,947


Peace Council

Funding was awarded for the commemoration of Hiroshima Day at the Peace Flame in the Wellington City Botanical Gardens.

Amount granted: $500


Dr Warwick Tie

Dr Warwick Ties presented a series of public lectures, entitled "Conflicts in Aoteoroa and the South Pacific: resolution upon whose terms?"

Amount granted: $4,508


Children's International Summer Village

Funding went towards peace and educational material, for the camp at Christchurch.

Amount granted: $1,000


University of Otago Foreign Policy School

Costs were met for speakers from the UK and Canada to attend the 2001 forum.

Amount granted: $6,350


United Religions, Auckland Circle

Funding assisted the cost of New Zealand's participation in an Asia Pacific regional conference in Bali.

Amount granted: $5,000


The Physics Room Trust

Funding contributed towards the "Bombs Away" exhibition, publication and public forum.

Amount granted: $2,000


Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Christchurch)

A series of activities and resources were funded. They highlighted the 20th anniversary of Christchurch as a nuclear free city.

Amount granted: $1,850


Rotorua Ethnic Council

The advertising for a Peace March on Race Unity Day was funded.

Amount granted: $1,200


Radio Access Peace Report

The production costs of this report were funded.

Amount granted: $607


The Peace Foundation

Funds contributed towards the Gwynne Dyer tour and the distribution of the resource catalogue.

Amount granted: $9,000


New Zealand Red Cross (Southern)

Banners for the International Humanitarian Law display were made.

Amount granted: $3,240


Te Hau Ora – Te Tarawhaiti Inc (Gisborne)

Costs were met for the production of educational posters on "Crimes against Peace".

Amount granted: $4,500

Scholarships, 2001

Geraldine Canham

Funding was awarded to Geraldine Canham for her Masters thesis on aid and conflict resolution.

Amount granted: $7,500


Peter Mayell

Funding contributed towards a PhD Thesis "Reading Between the Lines: A Critical Geopolitics of the War on Terrorism".

Amount granted: $2,000


Tina Whaiora Porou

Funding was awarded for a PhD thesis on consultation and dispute resolution for indigenous frameworks.

Amount granted: $10,500


Angela Woodward

Funding went towards a Masters thesis on the role of the UN in arms control and disarmament verification.

Amount granted: $7,500


Myra Williamson

Myra Williamson was awarded funding for a PhD thesis on terrorism, war and international law.

Amount granted: $10,000


One-Off Grants, 2000


Associate Professor, Jacob Bercovitch

Funding supported post-graduate research and analysis of data on peacemaking in international relations.

Amount granted: $3,500


Disarmament and Security Centre

Copies of "Fast Track" and "Aoteoroa/New Zealand at the World Court" were produced and distributed to high schools nationwide, with the help of funding.

Amount granted: $12,500


Alyn Ware

Alyn Ware was reimbursed for the costs of attending the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in New York.

Amount granted: $5,000


Davis Capie

Funding was awarded for research on the domestic production and transfers, legitimate and illicit, of small arms in the South Asian region.

Amount granted: $46,000


Bougainville Women for Peace and Freedom

Funding went towards the production and distribution of 1,000 copies of the book "The Bougainville Women for Peace and Freedom's Story".

Amount granted: $5,000


Greenpeace New Zealand

The production of a mosaic artwork in Auckland, depicting the "Rainbow Warrior", was funded.

Amount granted: $5,000


Indonesian Human Rights Committee

Funding went towards educational seminars and the travel costs of Jakarta-based trade union leader, Dita Sari, to attend one of the seminars.

Amount granted: $2,350


International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW NZ)

Funding was awarded for the third Geiringer Oration (a series of seminars in three main centres).

Amount granted: $7,000


National Consultative Committee on Disarmament

The airfare, venue, publication and publicity costs were met for holding three one-day seminars.

Amount granted: $3,500


Nelson Peace Group

A creative mural peace painting created by school children was funded.

Amount granted: $2,000


NZ Campaign Against Landmines (CALM)

Funding was awarded to cover costs of attending the Second Meeting of the States Parties to the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty.

Amount granted: $3,213


NZ Nuclear Free Peacemaking Association

The publishing and distribution of 2,500 copies of the journal "Nuclear Free" was funded.

Amount granted: $2,500


NZ Red Cross (Canterbury/West Coast)

An interactive learning display entitled "Watch Your Step" was funded.

Amount granted: $3,412


Paxi Christi Aoteoroa-New Zealand

Funding went towards holding a week-long art display in Auckland which promoted the International Year for the Culture of Peace.

Amount granted: $2,000


Peace Foundation

A peace education and outreach programme was funded.

Amount granted: $9,650


Peace Report

Funding went towards the costs of airing "Peace Report", a 15-minute weekly programme on Wellington's Access Radio.

Amount granted: $835.31


James Stewart

Funding was awarded to cover costs of a six-month internship with the appeals chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Amount granted: $5,220


Te Whare Akonga-Open Learning Centre Manawatu

A book entitled "Peace Offerings" was produced and distributed. It related to the International Year of Peace.

Amount granted: $3,000


Tearaway Magazine

Funding was awarded to cover costs of producing three separate editions of Tearaway Magazine and two separate editions of Teacher Resource.

Amount granted: $7,219


United Nations Association of New Zealand

Work of The United Nations Associations was funded, including the Speech Awards and Assemblies.

Amount granted: $11,000


WEAVE (Women Educating Against Violence)

The educational outreach work of WEAVE was funded, including building the website and travel to schools and resources.

Amount granted: $3,580

Scholarships, 2000

Patrick Cruywagen

Funding was awarded to Patrick Cruywagen, for the first year of his MA, through the Defence and Strategic Studies Department, Massey University (Palmerston North).

Amount granted: $5,000

One-Off Grants, 1999

The National Consultative Committee on Disarmament

Funds were awarded to produce a newsletter six times a year.

Amount granted: $1,500


NZ Campaign Against Landmines

Travel and accommodation costs were met, for attending an international Landmines conference in Mozambique.

Amount granted: $3,657


Steering Committee for "Just Peace"

Funds were put towards publicity and sponsoring costs for an international speaker and delegates attending the "Just Peace? Peace Making and Peace Building for the New Millennium" conference.

Amount granted: $5,000


Tearaway Magazine

Funding went towards a series of articles published in Tearaway Magazine, Teacher Resource and on-line publications.

Amount granted: $5,436


The Peace Foundation/Foundation for Peace Studies

The Foundation for Peace Studies' 1999-2000 Education and Outreach Programme, was funded.

Amount granted: $15,000


United Nations Association of New Zealand (Inc)

Funds were put towards the education activities of the United Nations Association of New Zealand.

Amount granted: $12,500

Oturu Primary School

Funding was granted for the production of 2000 postcards for use as part of a project within the school's Peace Studies Unit.

Amount granted: $2,000


Tasman Bay's Community Broadcasting Society

A half-hour programme, entitled "Peace on Earth", was broadcast on Fresh FM.

Amount granted: $775


Abolition 2000/IPPNW NZ

Funding was awarded for a seminar on New Zealand's Contribution to Peace and Security in the New Millennium.

Amount granted: $5,000


Irinka Britnell and Eve Walker

Funding went towards the production of a one-hour, fortnightly programme entitled Radio Bridge, for Plains FM.

Amount granted: $780


Dr Teresa Dunworth

Funds were awarded to purchase a collection of books to be shelved at the Davis Law Library, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland.

Amount Granted: $4,527


New Zealand Red Cross (Canterbury-West Coast Region)

Resources were funded for the International Humanitarian Law project "Even War Has Limits".

Amount granted: $3,000


New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

Funds went towards costs for an international seminar on the consequences of the crisis in East Timor for Indonesia and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Amount granted: $10,000


University of Otago Foreign Policy School

Funding was awarded for visits from speakers from the USA and for publication costs at the University of Otago's Foreign Policy School on "The American Century? In Retrospect and Prospect".

Amount granted: $10,500


Development Resource Centre

Two education kits on Bougainville and Refugees were funded.

Amount granted: $4,800

Scholarships, 1999

Margaret Flaws

Funding was awarded to Margaret Flaws, for the first year of her MA through the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Massey University.

Amount granted: $5,000


Tamsin Quinn

Funding was awarded to Tamsin Quinn, for the first year of her PhD, through the Department of Political Science, University of Canterbury.

Amount granted: $10,000


Jonathan Swanson

Funding was awarded to Jonathan Swanson, for the second year of his PhD, through the Department of Political Science, University of Waikato.

Amount granted: $10,000
One-Off Grants, 1998


The New Zealand Aoteoroa Foundation for Peace Studies

Funds were awarded for educational purposes, resources for field officers and publications.

Amount granted: $12,000


New Zealand Association for Comparative Law

Papers were published to commemorate the 1998 anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Amount granted: $5,000

Peace Council of Aoteoroa New Zealand

Funding was given for two newsletters, which provide information on peace and disarmament members, peace groups and trade unions.

Amount granted: $500


New Zealand Red Cross, Midland Region

Funds were awarded to purchase a portable visual display unit on the effects of landmines for public and educational presentations.

Amount granted: $5,000


Campaign Against Landmines

Funds were given to assist with the implementation of the Ottawa Treaty in New Zealand.

Amount granted: $2,500


Peace Movement, Aoteoroa

Associated costs were met for the Schools' Peace and Disarmament Project.

Amount granted: $9,360


Anna Powles

Ms Powles went to Canberra to research an MA thesis, analysing the Bougainville conflict. She received financial assistance with travel and accommodation.

Amount granted: $2,000


Oxfam, New Zealand

Costs were met for two Bougainvilleans to visit New Zealand, raising awareness of conflict resolution and development in Bougainville.

Amount granted: $10,000


Secondary Schools Speech Contest

Funds were awarded for travel and accommodation of contestants, venues, certificates and prizes.

Amount granted: $2,500


Model United Nations Assemblies

Assemblies were held. Financial assistance was given for venues, accommodation of speakers, programmes, folders and advertising.

Amount granted: $10,000


Canterbury Branch. Education Unit

Funding for resources was given to an education unit acting as a resource centre for the South Island.

Amount granted: $2,000


Peace and Disarmament Committee

Funds were granted to the committee, to assist in training, education, research, resources and meeting costs.

Amount granted: $1,000


Seminars forums, workshops

Funds were awarded to assist in travel expenses of a guest speaker, to Otago Human Rights Policy School.

Amount granted: $3,000


Disarmament and Security Centre (Robert Green and Kate Dewes)

Funds were awarded to provide a display for educational purposes promoting international peace and disarmament and the role of the World Court in relation to nuclear weapons.

Amount granted: $2,000


Peace Council Aoteoroa

Funds were awarded for peace programmes to be broadcasted twice weekly for a year.

Amount granted: $1,327.60


Tearaway Magazine

Funds were given to publish articles on the United Nations Year of the Ocean, Swackhammer Peace Essays, landmines and Amnesty International.

Amount granted: $5,436


New Zealand Red Cross – Southern Region

Assistance was given to meet costs for presentations on International Humanitarian Law and Landmines Awareness.

Amount granted: $5,000


The Peace Foundation

Assistance was given to promote, advertise and set up the youth forum "Creating Positive Futures".

Amount granted: $5,000


Peace Council Aoteoroa

Two newsletters concerning peace and disarmament were produced.

Amount granted: $426


The United Nations Association

Funds were awarded for a whole year's programme of activities.

Amount granted: $12,000


Scholarships, 1998

Kate Dewes

Kate Dewes received funding for the second year of her PhD research through the Peace Studies Department at the University of New England, NSW.

Amount granted: $10,000


Sisira Edirippulige

Sisira Edirippulige received funding for the second year of his PhD research through the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland.

Amount granted: $5,000


Guy Wilson-Roberts

Guy Wilson-Roberts received funding for the third year of his PhD research through the Department of Political Studies at the University of Auckland.

Amount granted: $10,000


Ms Judith Fretter

Funds were awarded to Judith Fretter for the first year of her PhD through the Department of Political Science at the University of Canterbury.

Amount granted: $5,000
One-Off Grants, 1997

The Visiting Speakers Programme

Expenses were covered for the visit of Mr Michael Renner as part of the Visiting Speakers Programme.

Amount granted: $370


Claudia Pond Eyley

Funding was awarded to transcribe 15 audiotapes holding interviews with 36 activists as they returned from protesting at Mururoa.

Amount granted: $2,500


John Vernon Head

John Vernon Head attended the International Conference to support the "Ottawa Process" to ban landmines.

Amount granted: $8,000


Ian McDuff

Ian McDuff was awarded funds to reimburse the "NZ Institute for Dispute Resolution" for Dr Hirshfield's visit to New Zealand.

Amount granted: $5,000

Dr Roderick Alley

Funds were awarded to Dr Alley, to enable Professor Falk to attend the second Wellington Conference on World Affairs as a guest speaker.

Amount granted: $4,000


Aotearoa/New Zealand Foundation for Peace Studies and the United Nations Association

Funding was awarded to each of these organisations for a whole year's programme of activities.

Amount granted: $15,000 for each organisation


Jacob Bercovitch

Funds were awarded to Jacob Bercovitch to assist MA students at the University of Canterbury in their research.

Amount granted: $12,500


Tearaway Magazine

Articles were published concerning landmines, young soldiers, nuclear disarmament, Amnesty International and the United Nations in NZ.

Amount granted: $5,133


Wellington Access Radio

Funds were awarded for peace programmes to be broadcasted twice weekly, for a year.

Amount granted: $1,327.60


Otago Foreign Policy School

A forum discussing "Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Fifty" was funded.

Amount granted: $10,000


New Zealand Red Cross – Canterbury West Coast Region

The production costs were met for brochures on child soldiers and International Humanitarian Law.

Amount granted: $4,680


Secondary Schools Speech Contest

Funds went towards holding the competition, and the winner travelling to Wellington to attend the UNANZ Annual Conference.

Amount granted: $2,500


Model United Nations General Assemblies/Security Councils

Funding went towards the planning, organising and holding of Model UN General Assemblies, organised by UNANZ.

Amount granted: $9,000


PADET (Canterbury Branch)

Funding went towards resource materials for an education unit, to help raise awareness of United Nations issues.

Amount grant granted: $2,000


PADET (Wellington Branch)

An event was organised, to inform school children about the "Convention on the Rights of the Child Day".

Amount granted: $3,000
Scholarships, 1997

Ms Bethan Greener

Funds were awarded to Bethan Greener, for the first year of her MA at the University of Canterbury, Department of Political Science.

Amount granted: $5,000


Ms Tamsin Quinn

Funds were awarded to Tamsin Quinn, for the first year of her MA at the University of Canterbury, Department of Political Science.

Amount granted: $5,000


Mr Jonathan Swanson

Funds were awarded to Jonathan Swanson, for the first year of his PhD at the University of Waikato, Department of Political Science.

Amount granted: $10,000
One-Off Grants, 1996:

School Essay Competition

An annual secondary school essay competition. Five Prizes of $500 were awarded.

Amount granted: $5,000


Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

The newsletter 'WILPF in Action' was printed and distributed.

Amount Granted: $500


International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

Development of a programme promoting peace education. It entailed public presentations and programmes for schools and young people.

Amount granted: $3,000


Lawrence Carter

A paper was presented at an international conference in Edinburgh on 'The Detection of Abandoned Landmines'.

Amount granted: $2,000


National Council of Women

The promotion of Peaceful Conflict Resolution Programmes and peace studies seminars.

Amount granted: $3,000


NZ Red Cross, Canterbury/ West Coast Branch

An Education on Landmines campaign which produced publicity material for schools and the NZ military and public meetings.

Amount granted: $2,000


Wellington Access Radio Peace Report/Forum Programme

Two years of weekly programmes (104 shows), regarding peace related issues, on Access Radio

Amount granted: $1,828


NZ Red Cross, Southern Region

20 1 – hour International Humanitarian Law presentations to schools, youth and community groups in Otago/ Southland.

Amount granted: $500


Underdog Films/Karl Geiringer

The film "In No Uncertain Terms" was completed and distributed.

Amount granted: $7,500


Claudia Pond Eyley

Audiotape recordings were made, concerning the experiences of New Zealanders who were part of the Mururoa Peace Flotilla in 1995.

Amount granted: $2,500


Joanne E Bains

Joanne E Bains toured the "Nuclear Free Quilt" over a two year period, promoting peace and disarmament.

Amount granted: $500


Associate Professor Jacob Bercovitch

For the continuation of the research project on United Nations Responses to International Conflict 1945 – 1995.

Amount granted: $7,000


University of Otago Foreign Policy School

Funding covered expenses of two international speakers and publication costs, for 'Security in a Post-Cold War World'.

Amount granted: $10,000


Abolition 2000

Funding covered costs of Ambassador Miguel Marin Bosch's visit to New Zealand. He took part in the Erich Geiringer Oration.

Amount granted: $2,000


The Visiting Speakers Programme

Expenses were covered for Mr Tariq Rauf's visit to New Zealand. He was the Director of the International Organisations and Non-Proliferation Project at the Centre for Non-Proliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Amount granted: $705

Expenses were covered for Professor Paul Rogers' visit to New Zealand. He was the Professor of Peace Studies and Head of the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University.

Amount granted: $5,201

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