The 8th of June 2007 is the 20th anniversary of the passing of legislation to make
Waiheke became a hotbed of activism in the eighties and Maynie and other local women found they had plenty of support from the island community as they took their message of peace to the world. In 1983 she participated in a march to
Two years later Maynie again ventured overseas to participate in the Great Peace March across the
Maynie’s activism continued into the 1990’s with her participation in the 1995 Peace Flight to
It was a real pleasure talking with Maynie. She has dedicated many years to the campaign for peace and wanted to emphasise the overwhelming support she had received from the Waiheke community over this time. She justifiably looks back on her involvement in the peace movement with pride.
A music track featuring excerpts from Davis Lange’s Oxford Union Debate against Jerry Falwell on the morality of nuclear weapons is available for download here.