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 +This is the wiki for planning the 2010 diary.
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 +Dates with a * at the end of them are official UN days
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 +**Important dates to have marked in the diary:**
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 +January
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 +1 New Year's Day (Public Holiday)
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 +2 Day after New Year's Day (Public Holiday)
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 +3 Day after the Day after New Year's Day (Not a Public Holiday)
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 +17, 1979 Anti-nuclear protesters blockade and board US Submarine in Auckland harbour  
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 +February
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 +5, West Papuan Day of Peace
 +6, 1840 Treaty of Waitangi signing (Public Holiday)
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 +12, 1978 Raglan Golf Course protesters arrested
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 +15, 1951 Waterfront Lock-out begins
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 +20 World Day of Social Justice*
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 +21 International Mother Language Day* 
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 +27, 1908 Blackball strike begins
 +27 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust*
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 +March
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 +2, 1865 - Carl Sylvius Volkner, a government spy, looses his head in Opotiki.
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 +8 International Women's Day*
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 +14, 1996 America's Cup nearly destroyed by Maori sovereignty activist
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 +11, 1845 Hone Heke chops down the flag pole in Kororareka for the fourth time
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 +16, 2003 Rachel Corrie killed by Israeli bulldozer while defending Palestinian homes
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 +17 St Patricks Day
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 +20, 2003 Iraq Invasion
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 +21, Autumnal Equinox
 +21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination*
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 +22 World Water Day*
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 +23 World Meteorological Day*
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 +27, 1984 Trades Hall bombing in Wellington - Ernie Abbott was killed
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 +April
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 +1, April Fools Day
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 +2, 1916 Police raid Maungapohatu killing 2 people
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 +2, 1864 Rewi Maniapoto at the battle of Orakau: "Ka whawhai tonu matou, ake ake ake!"
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 +4, Daylight saving ends (clocks back one hour)
 +4, 1991 100,000 people take to the streets to oppose the Employment Contracts Act
 +4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action*
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 +7 World Health Day*
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 +10 Good Friday (Public Holiday)
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 +13 Easter Monday (Public Holiday)
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 +14, 1932 Queen St Riot
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 +15, Don't pay your taxes day
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 +25, ANZAC Day (Public Holiday)
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 +23 World Book and Copyright Day*
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 +29, 1864 Battle of Gate Pa
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 +30, 2008 Satellite dome at Waihopai deflated by ploughshares activists
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 +May
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 +1 May Day - International Workers Day
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 +3 World Press Freedom Day*
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 +5, 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Hikoi reaches parliament
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 +15, 1989 Panguna mine shut down by the Bougainville Revolutionary Army.
 +15 International Day of Families*
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 +17 World Information Society Day*
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 +20, 2002 East Timor gains independence
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 +21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development*
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 +22 International Day for Biological Diversity*
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 +25, 1978 Bastion Point occupation ended by force
 +25-June 1 Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories*
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 +29 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers*
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 +31 World No-Tobacco Day*
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 +June
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 +1 Queen's Birthday (not actually her birthday, 21 April, 1926 is, not that it matters) (Public Holiday)
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 +4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression*
 +4, 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre
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 +5 World Environment Day*
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 +8, 1987 NZ nuclear free legislation passed
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 +17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought*
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 +20 World Refugee Day*
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 +21, Winter Solstice
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 +23 United Nations Public Service Day*
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 +26 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and International Day in Support of Victims of Torture*
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 +27 2005 Bristol Indymedia server siezed by police
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 +July
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 +First Saturday, International Day of Cooperatives*
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 +4, 1868 Te Kooti escapes from prison on the Chatahm Islands.
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 +8, 1844 Hone Heke chops down the flagpole at Kororareka for the first time.
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 +10, 1985 Rainbow Warrior sunk by French spies
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 +11 World Population Day*
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 +14, 1917 14 conscientious objectors deported from Aotearoa to punishment at the front lines.   
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 +15, 1951 Waterfront lockout ends
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 +19, 1981 The South African rugby team arrives for the infamous Springbok Tour
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 +20, 1965 Auckland Prison Riot
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 +August
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 +6, 1945 Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima
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 +9, 1945 Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki
 +9 International Day of the World's Indigenous People*
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 +12, 1949 Geneva Conventions adopted
 +12 International Youth Day*
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 +15, 1973 Vietnam War protesters fire-bomb the US consulate in Christchurch 
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 +23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition*
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 +September
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 +1, 1951 ANZUS Treaty requiring military cooperation in the pacific signed
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 +1, Random Acts of Kindness Day 
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 +7, 1868 Titokowaru's forces repel a government attack at Te Ngutu O Te Manu
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 +8 International Literacy Day*
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 +14, 1975 The land march leaves the far north under the banner 'Not one more acre of Maori land'
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 +15 International Day of Democracy*
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 +16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer*
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 +19, 1893 Women allowed the vote in NZ, 1st in the world
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 +21, 1981 Protesters flour-bomb the last match of the Springbok tour by plane
 +21 International Day of Peace*
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 +23, Vernal Equinox
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 +26, Daylight saving begins (clocks forward one hour)
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 +October
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 +First Monday World Habitat Day*
 +Second Wednesday International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction*
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 +1 International Day for Older Persons*
 +1 World Vegetarian Day
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 +4 - 10 World Space Week*
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 +5, 2000 The final attack on the tree on Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill)
 +5 World Teacher's Day*
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 +7, 2001 Invasion of Afghanistan
 +7, 2004 Indymedia servers in the UK siezed by the FBI
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 +9 World Post Day*
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 +10 World Mental Health Day*
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 +15, 2007 State Terror Raids
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 +16 World Food Day*
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 +17 International Day for the Eradication of Proverty*
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 +22, 1913 The Great Strike begins on Wellington waterfront
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 +24 United Nations Day*
 +24-30 Disarmament Week*
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 +26 Labour day commemorating the 8 hour day (Public Holiday)
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 +27 2006, Indymedia activist Brad Will shot in Oaxaca
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 +28, 1835 Declaration of Independence of New Zealand by the United Tribes of New Zealand
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 +November
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 +1 World Vegan Day
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 +5, 1881 Invasion of Parihaka
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 +5, 1605 Guy Fawkes' gunpowder plot gets foiled
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 +6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict*
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 +11, 1918 Armistice day, end of WW1
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 +12, 1912 Black Tuesday – Unionist Fred Evans beaten to death by police in Waihi
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 +14 World Diabetes Day*
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 +16 2006 Riots in Nuku'alofa, Tonga as protesters demand democractic reforms
 +16 International Day of Tolerance*
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 +18, 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Act passed into law
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 +18, 1982 Neil Roberts dies attempting to blow up the new Police super computer in Whanganui
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 +20  Universal Children's Day, and Africa Industrialization Day*
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 +21 World Television Day*
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 +25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women*
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 +26 2004, Palm Island Uprising
 +26 2005 Four human rights workers kidnapped in Iraq including one New Zealander.
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 +27 Buy Nothing Day
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 +29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People*
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 +30 1999 The WTO convenes in Seattle and is shut down by protesters
 +30 1999 Indymedia is born
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 +Third Sunday  World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims*
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 +December
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 +1 World AIDS Day*
 +1, 1961 West Papuan Independence Day
 +1, 2004 Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage arrested for raising the West Papuan Morning Star flag.
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 +2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery*
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 +3 International Day of Disabled Persons*
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 +5 International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development*
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 +7 International Civil Aviation Day*
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 +9 International Anti-Corruption Day*
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 +10, 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
 +10 Human Rights Day*
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 +11 International Mountain Day*
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 +18 International Migrants Day*
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 +19 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation*
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 +20 International Human Solidarity Day*
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 +22, Summer Solstice
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 +25, Xmas (Public Holiday)
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 +26, Boxing Day (Public Holiday)
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 +28, 1929 New Zealand police kill 8 peaceful protesters at a march in Western Samoa
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