Nuclear Free New Zealand

 

  

 

  

 

 

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They've Happily Landed In New Zealand from Japan 

For Us To Enjoy at our 2013 Hiroshima and

Nagasaki Day Commemorations To

Help Us All Make The World

Nuclear Weapons Free

 

  

 

We have just received, from Japan,  approximately 48,000* paper cranes, made by Japanese school children, which will be distributed at the Hiroshima Day Commemoration at the Botanic garden Peace Flame on August 4. They will also be sent to other Hiroshima Commemorations taking place in NZ. 

These Japanese children are making the statement about nuclear weapons that they should never be used again. They want nuclear disarmament. 

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These children tell the story of Sadako, who at 2 years of age, was exposed to radiation from the bomb which destroyed Hiroshima.  She died in 1955, aged 12.
 
Sadako's classmates did not want Sadako to die in vain.
 
Their appeal and the art of folding paper cranes in memory of Sadako spread all over Japan and across the world. On May 5 1958,  a national holiday was designated in Japan as Children's Day.  On that day, a statue of Sadako was unveiled.  The Crane took her spirit, say the children. That is why the Crane is revered as a symbol of Peace in Japan.
 
A picture of Sadako is available.
 
Barney Richards
Otaki
New Zealand 
 
 
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*Kindly please see the method used to accurately estimate the total number of cranes, in the "Calculations" page, in the top navigation bar.
 
     Model UN Convention to ban nuclear weapons   
 

Click >>>>  http://inesap.org/sites/default/files/inesap_old/mNWC_2007_Unversion_English_N0821377.pdf

 
 No more Hiroshimas  
 
No  more  Nagasakis
 
No  more Hibakusha

 
No more Nuclear Weapons
 
1.  .......................................................................      www.wagingpeace.org        Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
2.    .................................................................        http://www.nuclearfiles.org/    Information
3.   ................................................................................... http://www.icanw.org/          ICAN Coalition
5. .........................         http://www.mayorsforpeace.org/english/index.html          Mayors For Peace
 
 
[1] Wellington ceremony  ....................................................................   www.hdwn.webs.com  

[2] Wellington Botanic Garden Peace Symbol ePetition  .............   www.wnps.webs.com

 

[3] You Tube of Sunday 4 August 2013, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration in Wellington at the 

      Botanic Garden Peace Flame   ....................................................   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klpB7HsikH4

 
 
Sadako Saski 
 
 
 
Childrens' peace Monument at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki 

  

>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_and_the_Thousand_Paper_Cranes 

 

 

 

 

Above A beautiful folded Paper Peace Crane made by a small child's

fingers in EHEMI Prefecture Japan 

 

  

Above Matsuyama City. It is the capital of the Ehime Prefecture, Japan 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsuyama,_Ehime 

http://www.city.matsuyama.ehime.jp/lang/en/ 

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Below Mr. Barnie Richards of Otaki, New Zealand, with part of the wonderfully

generous gift of about fifty thousand folded paper peace cranes,

to distribute, from  EHIME  Prefecture  Japan 

 

Wellington City was one of New Zealand's first nuclear free zones before 

all of New Zealand became nuclear free in 1987

 http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1987/0086/latest/DLM115116.html

Below Mr. Ronald Oliver giving out Folded Paper Peace Cranes at a Wellington Street on 30 July 2013 

  

Below Mr. Barney Richards with a Rainbow Peace Flag and the five cartons of folded paper

peace cranes from Japan for bringing about a nuclear weapon-free world

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_flag

  

 

Thank you to

the Children of

EHIME   PREFECTURE   

 

JAPAN 

 

For the very wonderful gift of about fifty thousand 

folded paper Peace Cranes. We will ensure that

they are all given to individual people in

New Zealand as a symbol of the

nuclear weapon-free world

that we all desire. 

Friday 26 July 2013 

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