Jim Chapple honoured with the Lifetime Peacemaker Award
Jim Chapple was honoured with the Lifetime Peacemaker Award in recognition of a lifetime dedicated to creating a better society, and for his outstanding contribution to peace and disarmament in New Zealand and the world.
Jim initiated the Mobile Peace Van, over 30 years ago, which travelled to many schools around New Zealand introducing them to the dangers of nuclear weapons. This was an early and outstanding legacy to peace and disarmament.
His efforts as co-founder of Peace Movement Aotearoa was instrumental in building the national movement to make New Zealand nuclear free.
His contribution in producing both the Secondary School version of Learning Peaceful Relationships and the Lange government's Peace Studies Guidelines made real impacts on many students.
The award was presented by Dale Hunter, council member and Alyn Ware, international representative of The Peace Foundation to Jim on 20 December in Taupo.