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Thu 22 Apr 2010, 6:00pm–8:30pm

Where: St John's in the City Presbyterian Church, 170 Willis Street., Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: RWKeller

Public Meeting
Presentation by Padre Thorlby.
Pastoral Land Commission, Pernambuco, Brazil followed by a Panel Discussion.
Light meal from 5.30pm.

Padre Tiago (Jock) Thorlby is a priest who has worked for 25 years with landless people, homesteaders and sugarcane workers in Brazil. He will provide a first-hand report of the ecological and human rights issues that result from cheap Brazilian ethanol, which is now being imported to fuel NZ cars.

The Panel will be chaired by economist Bill Rosenberg, NZ Council of Trade Unions, and include Paul Bruce, Wellington Regional Councillor; Father Gerard Burns, chair of Caritas/ social justice worker; Doug Clover, convenor, Sustainable Energy Forum; Jim Kebble, founder, Commonsense Organics; and Kay Weir, Editor, Pacific Ecologist.

Hosted by The Pacific Institute of Resource Management. Contact Kay Weir at Tel 04 939 4553 or 389 5384 or e-mail


Talk at VUW April 19 - Padre Thorlby will also be speaking Victoria University on Monday evening, April 19 – email

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