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Te Ara marks Anzac Day with a personal account of war

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A soldier’s story: Te Ara marks Anzac Day with a personal account of war. On Wednesday New Zealand stops to mark Anzac Day, and remember those who’ve fought for New Zealand. Te Ara is marking the day with a series of new entries and a first – a video story documenting the tragic experience of ...

Lest We Forget- Commemorating Anzac Day 2018

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As people join in Anzac Day services throughout the country it is timely to reflect on the final days of a war which took its toll on those serving abroad and those at home, says Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Grant Robertson. “One hundred years on, in this final year of the 100th ...

Pātea war memorial

Pātea war memorial

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Crosses and wreaths at Pātea war memorial on Anzac Day. The Patea and Districts First World War memorial was a set of memorial gates erected at the entrance to the Patea Domain. These were unveiled by Mrs C.A. Larcombe and other members of the Ladies’ Patriotic League on Anzac Day 1922. Four ...

Australian Anzac Day wreath

Australian Anzac Day wreath

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The Australian states’ wreath is laid each year at the Wellington Cenotaph by the Australia–New Zealand Association. Chris Maclean anzac day australia wellington cenotaph ...

Why not Passchendaele Day?

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place of Anzac Day in our national calendar? Look at the material on NZHistory.net.nz about the commemoration of Anzac Day as well as the material on Passchendaele: fighting for Belgium to consider how best to commemorate those who died in Belgium in 1917. The activities that follow explore this central ...

Duddin and Dad, Rotorua RSA, ANZAC Day 2009

Duddin and Dad, Rotorua RSA, ANZAC Day 2009

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Dad and Duddin at the Rotorua RSA, ANZAC Day 2009 Reupena Pene. Permission of  Tick Tock must be obtained for any reuse of this image.  ...

Tony, Aunty, Mum and Duddin, Rotorua RSA, ANZAC Day 2009

Tony, Aunty, Mum and Duddin, Rotorua RSA, ANZAC Day 2009

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Duddin, Tony, Aunty and Mum at the Rotorua RSA, ANZAC Day 2009. Permission of  Tick Tock must be obtained for any reuse of this image.  ...

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The resting place of Christian Hellesoe at Waikumete cemetery.
Taken on ANZAC Day 2019

Photograph by Kelsie Oldehaver

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The resting place of Christian Hellesoe at Waikumete cemetery.
Taken on ANZAC Day 2019

Photograph by Kelsie Oldehaver

Christian Hellesoe Christian Hellesoe ...

Commemorate Gallipoli 100 Years on This Anzac Day at Auckland War Memorial Museum

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, in partnership with Auckland Council, will offer a commemorative Anzac Day programme marking the centenary of the Gallipoli Landings. In what will be a significant day as part of the First World War centenary, the Museum’s programme will offer a great opportunity for ...

Commemoration and protest

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In 1967 protestors laid a protest wreath in Christchurch on Anzac Day to highlight their opposition to the Vietnam War. They were subsequently convicted of disorderly behaviour. A decade later further controversy arose when a women's group laid a wreath in memory of women killed and raped in ...

New Zealand's first poppy day

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Selling poppies, 1940 (Alexander Turnbull Library, EP-Days of Commemoration-ANZAC Day-05) A total of 245,059 small poppies and 15,157 larger versions were sold, earning £13,166 (equivalent to more than $1.3 million in 2019). Of that amount, £3695 ($372,000) was sent to help war-ravaged areas of ...

Wearing family member's medals with pride on Anzac Day

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The New Zealand Defence Force is pleased that so many members of the public will join them wearing medals on Anzac Day, and have provided some guidance about how medals can be worn with pride. The rules governing medal wearing in New Zealand, known as the Order of Wear, specifically allows family ...

Mōhaka and district war memorial

Mōhaka and district war memorial

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First World War memorial for Mōhaka and district, in the grounds of Mōhaka marae. It was moved to a more central location on the marae before Anzac Day 2015. Jean Idle, 2014. World Wars mohaka ...

Anzac Day at Long Tan 2010

Anzac Day at Long Tan 2010

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Nigel Martin (left) and myself at the Long Tan Cross, Anzac Day 2010- almost 45 years since I was in the area of the Battle of Long Tan. Image courtesy Willie Walker willie walker long tan ...

Anzac Day, 2010

Anzac Day, 2010

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Joe Tate (far right) with family members on Anzac Day 2010. Next to Joe are son Simon and partner Lisa, with grandchildren Lachlan, Mackenzie and Akiera in front. Image courtesy Joe Tate 161 battery anzac ...

Tom Rangi

Tom Rangi

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Tom Rangi, Anzac Day 2013. Tom served as CQMS with W2 Company in Vietnam, 1968-1969. In June 1970, he was awarded the BEM for outstanding service in Vietnam. Image courtesy Ada Nally whiskey 2 company ...

Anzac Day wreath

Anzac Day wreath

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This wreath was made by the Waitoa Brownies, Te Aroha, in 1986. The text reads, 'In memory of all the people who have died in all the wars.' Chris Maclean anzac day te aroha ...

Halfmoon Bay war memorial

Halfmoon Bay war memorial

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Halfmoon Bay war memorial on Stewart Island, c. 1986 The memorial just after Anzac Day 2011, including inscription details. Images: Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean, c. 1986; Ernst Kunz, 2011 World Wars halfmoon bay stewart island ...

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Joe Angell (front) and Bill Pitman at the Anzac Day service in Whāngārei

Angell whānau collection. Not to be reused without permission Joe Angell and Bill Pitman at Anzac service Joe Angell and Bill Pitman at Anzac service ...

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Joe Angell (front) and Bill Pitman at the Anzac Day service in Whāngārei

Angell whānau collection. Not to be reused without permission Joe Angell and Bill Pitman at Anzac service Joe Angell and Bill Pitman at Anzac service ...

Those eyes tell it all..Ted at Rotorua RSA..

Those eyes tell it all..Ted at Rotorua RSA..

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Ex president and long time supporter of the Rotorua RSA, Ted Hayward and unknown 28 (Maori) Battalion friend at the clubrooms..How  well did our vets cope..?Photo taken ANZAC day early 1970s. Hayward Family Rotorua.Denis Clough archive ...

New Zealanders encouraged to gather as virtual communities for Anzac Day

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Atatürk Memorial in Wellington – have been cancelled as part of New Zealand’s campaign against the spread of COVID-19. “Instead, this year we will be gathering as virtual communities on Anzac Day,” says Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Executive Bernadette Cavanagh. “Despite the ...

ANZAC Day 2017 in Bermuda

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A sunrise service was held in Victoria Park in Hamilton, Bermuda at 06:10 am today (Tuesday 25 April 2017), to commemorate the annual observance of Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day for the Australian and New Zealand Community on the Island.  In attendance were at least 80 people, ...

Excio Commemorates WWI Soldiers with ANZAC Day Collections

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Excio has launched some special ANZAC Day collections on their visual app to commemorate New Zealand's WWI soldiers. The collections contain archive photographs from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa by soldier/photographer Herbert Green during his time in France, South Africa, England, ...

Sumner RSA memorial

Sumner RSA memorial

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Sumner New Zealand Returned and Services' Association memorial. The memorial was dedicated on Anzac Day 1947. The Sumner RSA building was badly damaged in the 22 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake – related video (YouTube). Francis Vallance, 2010 World Wars sumner ...

First World War

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First World War Resources See also: guide to researching First World War soldiers. Official histories- most of the First World War official histories have been digitised by the NZ E-Text Centre at Victoria University. Anzac Day: a guide for New Zealanders Launched by the Ministry for Culture and ...

Sir Andrew Russell memorial

Sir Andrew Russell memorial

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On Anzac Day 2015, a bronze statue of First World War military leader Sir Andrew Russell was unveiled in Civic Square, near the Hastings cenotaph. Andrew Russell left New Zealand in 1914 as commander of the Mounted Rifles Brigade. After being made a Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order ...

Further information

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This web feature was written by Ian McGibbon and produced by the NZHistory team. It was revised by Gareth Phipps in 2014, and updated in 2019. Links Anzac Day (NZHistory) Classroom ideas – Anzac Day (NZHistory) First World War cemeteries map (NZHistory)  – lists CWGC cemeteries in which New ...

Auckland cenotaph

Auckland cenotaph

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in front of the Auckland Town Hall for Anzac Day 1922. Mourners laid wreaths at the foot of the cenotaph before and after the Anzac Day service in the Town Hall. The cenotaph was then dismantled and stored in the basement of the town hall until the next Anzac Day. In 1928 the Returned Soldiers’ ...

Kiwi personalities to judge #MyAnzacDay photo competition

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Neill. New Zealand broadcaster Carol Hirschfeld is delighted to be part of the judging panel and thinks the #MyAnzacDay photo competition is a great way to show a contemporary picture of Anzac Day. "As we mark a century since the first Anzac Day service was first held, it is an opportunity to ...

Help sought for the National War Memorial

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The National War Memorial is about to turn 80 and needs a helping hand to help mark the occasion. A major renovation is currently under way at the memorial as the Wellington landmark prepares for its 80 th anniversary on Anzac Day in April. Scaffolding has been erected to enable workers to carry ...

National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) Empowering Bill passed

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Legislation to ensure a fitting National War Memorial Park will be developed at the National War Memorial site in Wellington in time for Anzac Day 2015 was passed by the House tonight. The National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) Empowering Bill allows the creation a unified National War Memorial ...

Queenstown memorial oak

Queenstown memorial oak

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The Queenstown memorial oak was planted on Anzac Day 1990 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli. The tree is an imported quercus cerris  from Turkey. Under the oak is a plaque, 'Lest We Forget'     Francis Vallance, 2015. World Wars queenstown ...

Recommended Websites

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New Zealand Biography contains the life stories of over 3000 New Zealanders. This site run by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Anzac Day resources   Visit This page provides links to updated versions of information about Anzac Day and the Gallipoli campaign previously available via the ...

New Zealanders will see 2015 Chunuk Bair service live

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NZ On Air has awarded Māori Television a contract for the live TV coverage of the historically significant Anzac Day 2015 commemorative service at Chunuk Bair in Turkey. 25 April 2015 will mark the centenary of the start of the Gallipoli campaign, in which 2721 New Zealanders died. Late last year, ...

Belfast war memorial

Belfast war memorial

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Belfast war memorial, unveiled Anzac Day 1947. Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead Park/gardens Square obelisk    1-Jun-1921 17 Bruce Comfort and Francis Vallance, 2010 Find out more about the people listed on this memorial from Auckland Museum's Cenotaph database World Wars ...

Volunteers Sought To Lend A Helping Hand In Gallipoli

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Volunteers are sought for an experience of a lifetime, assisting with vital visitor services at Anzac Day commemorations in Gallipoli in 2014. [To apply for the volunteering opportunity go to http://www.conservationvolunteers.co.nz or or call 0800 567 686] Over the past eight years Conservation ...

Phase one of National War Memorial Park completed

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Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson today marked the completion of the first phase of development on the new National War Memorial Park in Wellington, meaning the new public space will be available for use during Monday’s ANZAC Day ceremony. Developed during the past 18 ...

Petone railway station war memorial

Petone railway station war memorial

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A large crowd gathers by the flagpole outside the Petone railway station and workshops during Anzac Day commemorations in 1916. On the first anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, 25 April 1916, a commemorative flagpole made from kauri and Australian hardwood – symbolising ‘the unity of Australian ...

Classroom ideas- Passchendaele

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First World War as part of the Western Front campaign. This campaign saw massive battles fought along a line stretching some 700 kilometres from Switzerland to the Belgian coast. New Zealand’s experience on the Western Front has been overshadowed by stories of Gallipoli and Anzac Day, but in the overall ...

Videos

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their 80th anniversary on 12th May 2017. This video features sound. Time lapse video of the 2017 Anzac Day ceremonies held at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park featuring the Dawn Service, National Commemoration and the Last Post. Video courtesy of Chameleon Event Management & Neil Price ...

Campaign and Service medals of Pte Hori Rautahi TEKO (D Coy)

Campaign and Service medals of Pte Hori Rautahi TEKO (D Coy)

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These were given to me after koro died as the only 1 of 3 brothers still serving in the army at the time. I am still in uniformed service and wear them every ANZAC Day to comemorate my koro and shed a tear or two in his memory. The image is from  my own collection. ...

Pukerau war memorial gates

Pukerau war memorial gates

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Pukerau School war memorial gates, 2008. Details from the memorial showing the names listed. Pukerau war memorial gates, circa Anzac Day 1946. Images: Bruce Cavanagh, 2008 Bottom image: courtesy Bruce Cavanagh Find out more about the people listed on this memorial from Auckland Museum's ...

Mike Makoare and Denis Dwane, 1966

Mike Makoare and Denis Dwane, 1966

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Mike Makoare and Denis Dwane, 161 Battery RNZA, at Bien Hoa airbase, Anzac Day 1966. Note the US 173rd Airborne Brigade patch on their sleeves. 161 Battery was attached to this unit when they first arrived in South Vietnam. Image courtesy Denis Dwane 161 battery bien hoa united states air force ...

Takapuna School First World War memorial

Takapuna School First World War memorial

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Takapuna School war memorial. The gates were restored in time for Anzac Day 2015.  Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead school grounds gate   10-May-23   Fran McGowan, 2007 Find out more about the men named on this memorial at the Auckland War Memorial Museum's Cenotaph website ...

Veterans at Anzac Day service, Rūātoki

Veterans at Anzac Day service, Rūātoki

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Māori Battalion veteran Haare Te Nuku Ratana with veterans of other wars, attends the Anzac Day dawn service at Te Rewarewa marae in Rūātoki. The veterans form up at 5:45am then march from Ōhotu Road to the marae, where the service commences at 6am.     Copyright: Lisa Tauroa No reproduction ...

LBdr Francis Toko

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RNZA Toko Francis Frank 350915 LBdr Monday, 24 April 2017 2017 Served in Vietnam with 161 Bty, 1965-1966. Died at his home in Henderson and his coffin was paraded at the Auckland Anzac Day Dawn Service before being laid to rest at his family urapa in Kaihau. 161 Bty Friday, 22 December 1939 ...

Dawn service, Anzac Day, Auckland 1986

Dawn service, Anzac Day, Auckland 1986

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Phillips, c. 1986 anzac day dawn service auckland domain ...

Reginald Judson memorial oak

Reginald Judson memorial oak

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War memorial oak on Stockade Hill, Howick, planted by Victoria Cross recipient  Reginald Judson on Anzac Day 1926. It was grown from an acorn brought to New Zealand from the King's estate, Great Windsor Park, London. A plaque on the tree provides more information. John Halpin, 2013 World Wars ...

Wairuru Marae memorial gates

Wairuru Marae memorial gates

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The carved wooden war memorial gates at Wairuru Marae were unveiled on Anzac Day 2002. The gateposts incorporate representations of First and Second World War Māori soldiers. The dedication reads: WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM / HE TOHU / KI NGA TAMATOA A TUMATAUENGA KA MAU / MAHARA TONU TATAU KI ...

The Great War Exhibition opens the next in a series of temporary exhibitions

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The Great War Exhibition continues to build on its world class story by opening the next in its series of temporary exhibitions, “Wounded” on Anzac Day 2017. Facade of The Great War Exhibition. Created by Story Inc, a New Zealand company which creates stunning exhibitions for both New Zealand and ...

Tolaga Bay war memorial

Tolaga Bay war memorial

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The Tolaga Bay or Uawa County First World War memorial was a brick-and-concrete three-arch gateway built as a formal entranceway to the Tolaga Bay recreation ground. It was unveiled on Anzac Day 1925 (‘Tolaga Bay Memorial Gates’, Poverty Bay Herald, 18/3/1925, p. 7; ‘Tolaga Bay’s Memorial Gates: ...

Anzac Commemorative Site, Gallipoli

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An Anzac commemorative site was built at Gallipoli in conjunction with the Australian government and with the approval of the Turkish government. The new site was dedicated on Anzac Day 2000 by the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand. Google 360° Image of Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli in Turkey. ...

Daily Last Post to sound until 2018

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The first daily public Last Post ceremony will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park this Anzac Day 25 April and will be conducted every evening until 11 November 2018. Image of the Last Post bugle call is courtesy of the New Zealand Defence Force. The Last Post was used in wartime to ...

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Ex president and long time supporter of the Rotorua RSA, Ted Hayward and unknown 28 (Maori) Battalion friend at the clubrooms..How  well did our vets cope..?Photo taken ANZAC day early 1970s.

Hayward Family Rotorua.Denis Clough archive

Those eyes tell it all..Ted at Rotorua RSA.. ...

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Ex president and long time supporter of the Rotorua RSA, Ted Hayward and unknown 28 (Maori) Battalion friend at the clubrooms..How  well did our vets cope..?Photo taken ANZAC day early 1970s.

Hayward Family Rotorua.Denis Clough archive

Those eyes tell it all..Ted at Rotorua RSA.. ...

Queenstown Memorial Centre

Queenstown Memorial Centre

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The  Queenstown Memorial Centre is adjacent to  the town's central business district and was refurbished in 2013. This image shows wreaths at the exterior's decorative plaque following Anzac Day commemorations in 2014. Glass plaques hanging in the Centre's foyer commemorate the men ...

Katikati war memorial

Katikati war memorial

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The First World War memorial gates at the entrance to Uretara Domain, Katikati, bear the date ‘1920’ but were formally unveiled on Anzac Day 1921. One of the pillars has the dedication: THESE GATES / WERE ERECTED / BY THE RESIDENTS OF / KATIKATI / IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF / THE SPLENDID SERVICE ...

PM to attend Gallipoli Anzac Day commemorations

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Bair and the Australian Service at Lone Pine. Prime Minister Key and Australian Prime Minister Abbott will jointly attend the Anzac Day services on 25 April. “We are delighted the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry, will also be attending Gallipoli services in Turkey on the 24th and 25th of April.” The ...

The ceremony

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The Anzac Day ceremony of 25 April is rich in tradition and ritual. It is a form of military funeral and follows a specific pattern. The day's ceremonies have two major parts: one at dawn and another later in the morning. The dawn service Sound: Anzac Day dawn service A typical commemoration ...

Armistice Day: the New Zealand story

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the New Zealand story. Image courtesy of New Holland Publishers. Philippa Werry uses the same thorough research that has made her companion title, Anzac Day: The New Zealand Story, such a success (7,000 copie sold since publication)and draws on fascinating collection of illustrations,  photographs and ...

Long Tan memorial on Anzac Day 2008

Long Tan memorial on Anzac Day 2008

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Long Tan memorial on Anzac Day 2008. Some 400 people visited the memorial for the service this year. The whole experience was so moving. I layed poppies at the memorial to commemorate the Australians who lost their lives on this very spot with D Company 6RAR, who I was later to serve with. And yes ...

Remembering Gallipoli, 1916

Remembering Gallipoli, 1916

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National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any reuse of this image. gallipoli campaign anzac day sling camp ...

Koro Tait 67992

Koro Tait 67992

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This is my Koro on Anzac Day in Fielding.  I can't remember the date but on this particular day both his grandsons, who were in the Army at the time, donned their uniforms, picked him and Uncle Tom Searancke up for the dawn parade and they all spent the day together.  I'd say that my ...

Anzac centenary commemorations planned

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Prime Minister John Key has announced a week of Anzac commemoration events in Wellington marking the centenary of the First World War Gallipoli landings. “In the last decade, the number of New Zealanders attending Anzac Day services has risen significantly and this year holds a special ...

Pastures Green- Poem

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on a rifle butt, the tools of war unspoken. Anzac Days, colours blaze, their battle honours borne on. Old men march and a bugle plays, in memory of the fallen. © Mike Subritzky, 1965 anzac ...

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These were given to me after koro died as the only 1 of 3 brothers still serving in the army at the time. I am still in uniformed service and wear them every ANZAC Day to comemorate my koro and shed a tear or two in his memory.

The image is from  my own collection. Campaign and Service ...

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This is my Koro on Anzac Day in Fielding.  I can't remember the date but on this particular day both his grandsons, who were in the Army at the time, donned their uniforms, picked him and Uncle Tom Searancke up for the dawn parade and they all spent the day together.  I'd say that my Koro was ...

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These were given to me after koro died as the only 1 of 3 brothers still serving in the army at the time. I am still in uniformed service and wear them every ANZAC Day to comemorate my koro and shed a tear or two in his memory.

The image is from  my own collection. Campaign and Service ...

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This is my Koro on Anzac Day in Fielding.  I can't remember the date but on this particular day both his grandsons, who were in the Army at the time, donned their uniforms, picked him and Uncle Tom Searancke up for the dawn parade and they all spent the day together.  I'd say that my Koro was ...

Tuapeka West school, new memorial gates

Tuapeka West school, new memorial gates

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Memorial gates and hall at the new Tuapeka West school. The tablets were removed from the old gates in about 2006 and new ones were installed on the entrance gates to the West Tuapeka school and community hall in 2007. The new memorial was dedicated on Anzac Day 2009. Emma Wightman, 2010 Find out ...

Kaka Point war memorial

Kaka Point war memorial

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The Kaka Point war memorial lists those from the district who died in the First and Second World Wars. In April 2016 the local community arranged for a flagpole, constructed by King Engineering, to be installed behind the plaque. The flagpole allows the community to raise the flag on Anzac Day ...

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to us boys about his time in the war but was very quiet for most of the time he missed his mates alot that fought along side him and died there i hope my dad is at peace now Its that time again to remember you Dad there is not an ANZAC Day that goes by that your memory still lives with us all. all ...

Napier Soldiers' Club

Napier Soldiers' Club

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The foundation stone of the Napier Soldiers’ Club on Marine Parade was laid on Anzac Day 1916. The Soldiers’ Club had been established in October 1915 with rooms at the Napier Borough Council chambers. Fundraising to build more substantial premises began early in 1916. The architect Louis Hay drew ...

Te Aroha First World War memorial

Te Aroha First World War memorial

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Tribute’, Te Aroha News, 27/4/1955, p. 5; ‘Fountain Ready by Anzac Day’, NZ Herald, 8/4/1963; C. Kingsley-Smith, This is Te Aroha, 1981, p. 77; Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean, The Sorrow and the Pride, Wellington, 1990, pp. 72-3, 99, 126, 128. Main image: Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean, c. 1986 Other ...

Sound: Last Post at Anzac Day ceremony

Sound: Last Post at Anzac Day ceremony

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Reference number D619.1. Find out more about the Last Post  and see the sheet music on the Australian Anzac Day website Image: detail from Bunnythorpe war memorial ...

Anzac reflections, 2010

Anzac reflections, 2010

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Martin Knight-Willis (right foreground) with former NCOs of the Rhodesian SAS during the Anzac Day parade at Hobsonville in Auckland, 2010. Every year ex-Rhodesian servicemen and women who live in New Zealand are invited to attend this ceremony. They gather to commemorate and remember their fallen ...

Petone Anzac Day ceremony and roll of honour board

Petone Anzac Day ceremony and roll of honour board

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On 25 April 2016 a ceremony was held at Petone railway station to mark the centenary of one of the first Anzac Day events in 1916, when workers from the nearby railway workshops unveiled a commemorative flagpole to symbolise the ‘the unity of Australian and New Zealand railwaymen in peace and ...

Pacific War Veterans to attend Noumea Commemoration

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Eighty-four New Zealand veterans who served in the Pacific will attend commemorations in Noumea to mark the 70 th anniversary of New Zealand’s involvement in the War in the Pacific. An Anzac Day 2012 service in New Caledonia. The veterans, aged between 86 and 96 will travel to Noumea, New ...

National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) Empowering Bill Passes First Reading

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Legislation to ensure that a fitting National War Memorial Park will be developed in Wellington in time for Anzac Day 2015 passed its first reading in the House last night. The National War Memorial Park (Pukeahu) Empowering Bill was referred to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select ...

Spectacular parade to mark eve of Anzac Day

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A spectacular parade commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli landings will weave its way through Wellington on Friday 24 April – the day before Anzac Day. One of the highlights of the week-long programme of Anzac anniversary events announced by the Government today, the parade will include ...

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park hosts Anzac Day commemorations

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This year both the Dawn Service and National Commemorative Service for Anzac Day will be held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, Brodie Stubbs Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage said. “First marked in 1916 Anzac Day has become the day New Zealanders acknowledge the ...

Warkworth war memorial

Warkworth war memorial

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the base records that it was erected on Armistice Day 1921. The formal unveiling, by Frank Mander, the MP for Marsden, took place on Anzac Day 1922. The principal inscription reads: THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED /- BY THE- / INHABITANTS OF WARKWORTH / STREAMLANDS / POHUEHUE, / MAHURANGI HEADS & ...

Viewers to enjoy a rich tapestry of factual programmes

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Five one-off documentaries and extensive Anzac day coverage in 2015 have been supported by NZ On Air, bringing more true New Zealand stories to our screens. Latest funding decisions include support for two live broadcasts by TVNZ on Anzac day next year, marking the centenary of the Anzac troops ...

Maketu memorial boulder

Maketu memorial boulder

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The Maketu war memorial is a three-metre high boulder set in concrete on the Maketu Reserve beside the Kaituna River estuary. It was first blessed in the early morning of Anzac Day 2015. The plaque provided by the Te Puke RSA Charitable Trust reads: 'ANZAC/ They shall grow not old, as we that ...

Whakatane war memorial (Pōhaturoa)

Whakatane war memorial (Pōhaturoa)

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On Anzac Day 1927 the historic rock Pōhaturoa, near the centre of the town, was dedicated as a Rock of Remembrance to Māori and European soldiers who died during the First World War. The Minister of Public Works, K.S. Williams, unveiled a tablet of black granite set into one side of the rock. This ...

Mangamuka Marae memorials

Mangamuka Marae memorials

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The carved meeting house (whare nui), Ngāpuhi, at Mangamukua Marae was opened on Anzac Day 1948. It was dedicated to the memory of all New Zealand servicemen, both Māori and Pākehā, of both world wars. A brass plaque set into the base of the nearby flagstaff bears the following text: I WHAKAARAHIA ...

Memorial unveiling strengthens New Zealand-Turkish ties

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be installed early next year in time for Anzac Day 2018, followed by a Canadian memorial.” “Each is a testament to our international relationships, and the shared values, the freedoms and the quality of life our countries have fought for and continue to support today.” The Australian Memorial was the ...

War and remembrance activities

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Second World War veterans to be seen at the various public commemorations such as Anzac Day. Nevertheless, there is evidence that the number attending dawn parades has increased in recent years. This suggests that remembrance remains important to New Zealanders. Maybe our war dead are not forgotten. But ...

The red poppy

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commonly seen around Anzac Day, 25 April. In Flanders fields The red or Flanders poppy has been linked with battlefield deaths since the Great War (1914–18). The plant was one of the first to grow and bloom on battlefields in the Belgian region of Flanders. The connection was made, most famously, by ...

Anzac Day 2014 service in Bermuda

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honour this special occasion. The annual Dawn Service to commemorate ANZAC Day on 25 April 2014 took place here in Bermuda at 6.20 am.   The above images of the Cenotaph in the City of Hamilton, Bermuda are courtesy of Jane Chapman.   In this morning’s commemoration a message from the Prime Minister of ...

The making of Anzac Day

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Anzac Day, as we know it, began to take shape almost as soon as news reached New Zealand of the landing of soldiers on the Gallipoli Peninsula on 25 April. Within a few years core elements of the day had been established and the sacredness of the commemoration enshrined. 1915: Gallipoli remembered ...

Lion Rock, Piha war memorial

Lion Rock, Piha war memorial

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An Anzac Day procession makes its way to Lion Rock, Piha's war memorial in 1985 or 1986. The annual service is held at low tide. The memorial includes two plaques. One lists the men, mainly from the Piha sawmill, who fought in the First World War. The second names men associated with Piha who ...

Leigh war memorial

Leigh war memorial

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so it is obviously used on Anzac Day.  From the modernity of the tiling on the wall, it appears the plaques may have been moved from elsewhere. Alternatively, the wall may have been retiled and the plaques returned to their original positions. Information and image courtesy of Allie Toledo World Wars ...

Tahuna war memorial

Tahuna war memorial

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veteran who has raised and lowered the flag at Anzac Day ceremonies in Tahuna for as long as anyone can remember.  Martin Foster, 2011 Find out more about the people listed on this memorial on the Auckland War Memorial Museum's Cenotaph website World Wars tahuna ...

Railways war memorials

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Anzac Day at Petone, 1916 Railway workers honoured the service and sacrifice of their colleagues in numerous ways, both during and after the war. Mostly these efforts mirrored commemorations in the wider public service, which acknowledged the fallen through messages of sympathy and motions of ...

Winton war memorial

Winton war memorial

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Winton war memorial, c. 1986. Winton war memorial in May 2008. Further information  from Vince Boyle: Winton Memorial Gates were unveiled on Anzac Day 1929 by Don Dutton (I think he was chaplain to NZ Territorials). The concrete 14 tonne twin pillars with an ornate iron gate were cut off at their ...

Saints come marching in for AFL Anzac Day 2013

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In an historic occasion for the Australian Football League, the first ever premiership match between AFL clubs will be staged outside Australia in Wellington, on ANZAC Day 2013. Representatives from Wellington City Council, St Kilda Football Club and the AFL have today signed a partnership ...

News

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anniversary of VE Day (08 May 2020) see also 75th anniversary of VE Day- the end of the War in Europe for video messages from the Governor-General and the Prime Minister. New Zealanders encouraged to gather as virtual communities for Anzac Day (22 April 2020) No National Anzac Day Services and Pacific Islands ...

Quizzes on NZHistory

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Women's suffrage (10) Olympics (20) New Zealand Book Month (20) Maori Language Week- Te Wiki o te Reo Maori (10, bi-lingual) Anzac Day (10- win a certificate!) This week in history (10) Our This week in history quiz changes every Monday. The questions relate to events from our New Zealand history Calendar ...

Unveiling of East Town railway workshops roll of honour

Unveiling of East Town railway workshops roll of honour

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On Anzac Day 1918, staff at Whanganui’s East Town railway workshops unveiled a roll of honour board listing colleagues who had served in the First World War. They decorated the yard with flags, placed the roll of honour board on a dais in a central spot and covered it with the Union Jack. ...

Kaitaia school roll of honour

Kaitaia school roll of honour

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Kaitaia School roll of honour showing names of ex-pupils who served in the First World War.  In October 1919 the  Northland Age  reported that the memorial roll of hpnour was being made by Messrs Winks & Hall, woodwork specialists of Auckland, at a cost of £23 9s. It was unveiled on Anzac Day ...

Ōhinemutu war memorial

Ōhinemutu war memorial

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honour First World War servicemen and/or men who were killed overseas. On Anzac Day 1953 a plain concrete war memorial obelisk was unveiled at the cemetery. This had been erected by the Te Arawa Maori Returned Services League in memory of Māori servicemen killed in both world wars. It initially lacked an ...

National War Memorial

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Click on the above menu to learn more about Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. View of the National War Memorial with the Australian Memorial at the front on Anzac Day 2015. Credit: Photograph by Paul Fisher Photography The National War Memorial commemorates all New Zealanders who died in the ...

Sound clip: 'Today's the day', Anzac Day

Sound clip: 'Today's the day', Anzac Day

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Hear an extract from Today's the day: Anzac Day This is an extract from a story by Anthony Scott Veitch, which was recorded by Amalgamated Wireless, Sydney. This is Remembrance This a a name upon a discharge sheet This is a bunch of creased and faded ribbons This is a medal, clinking on ...

Lieutenant H.T.K. Green's headstone

Lieutenant H.T.K. Green's headstone

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Our Dad's Headstone. Heartfelt thanks to our cousin Richard Wiremu Karuwai Milner (Our aunty Hora Green's son) who had the wreath placed here and the photo taken and send to me in July 2005. Here is what he had to say: On ANZAC Day this year Aussies and Kiwis from the Sinai Force went to ...

Te Kauwhata War Memorial Domain

Te Kauwhata War Memorial Domain

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Recreational Reserve. On Anzac Day 1989 a memorial stone was dedicated on what once again became known as the Te Kauwhata War Memorial Domain. The Te Kauwhata Lions Club plans to erect a more substantial ‘all wars’ memorial in the railway reserve at the western entrance to the town. See: Vintage Memories of Te ...

Whanganui Māori war memorial

Whanganui Māori war memorial

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additional funds were provided by local Māori and Pākehā and by the central government. Construction of the memorial began in late 1924 and it was unveiled on Anzac Day 1925. The statue on top of the memorial is of Herewini Whakarua, a soldier from Waitōtara in South Taranaki who enlisted in 1914 and served ...

Early commemorative efforts

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Rarotonga. In 1927 possibly the first Anzac Day service was held there, with returned servicemen placing wreaths at the monument and also on soldiers’ graves. Armistice Day continued to be marked in the normal way and it is not certain when 25 April became the more important of the two dates for the Cook ...

West Eyreton war memorial

West Eyreton war memorial

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and had to be pulled down. It was re-erected and rededicated on Anzac Day 2015 (see community contribution below). Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No of Dead Near public building Arch    4-Jun-1922 2 (ww1) Images and information: Bernard Kingsbury, 2015 2008 image: Margaret Marks. Find out ...

Anzac commemorative site panorama, Gallipoli

Anzac commemorative site panorama, Gallipoli

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government. New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark, her Australian counterpart John Howard and the Turkish Minister of Forestry dedicated it on Anzac Day 2000. They unveiled a plaque stating: Australian & New Zealand soldiers came ashore here in the early hours of 25 April 1915. Despite their bravery, ...

Flag burning

Flag burning

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flags during an anti-war protest outside a state luncheon for Australian Prime Minister John Howard at Parliament Buildings. Flag burning on Anzac Day During the dawn service in Wellington on Anzac Day 2007, activist Valerie Morse allegedly burnt a New Zealand flag. Her conviction for offensive ...

Otamatea District Roll of Honour, Maungaturoto

Otamatea District Roll of Honour, Maungaturoto

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A servicemen's cemetery was established outside the old Maungaturoto public hall in April 1950. This incorporated a memorial flagpole with the inscription, 'The Fallen: let their memory inspire us to work for an everlasting peace.' On Anzac Day 1997 the Otamatea RSA also unveiled a ...

70 years since Greek ship sinks with Kiwi soldiers

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New Zealand. This ANZAC Day it has been 70 years since the sinking of the Hellas, a Greek rescue ship whose role in World War II came to a dramatic end, taking with it the lives of several New Zealand soldiers, including those from the 28 Māori Battalion. Most of the Māori Battalion was evacuated from ...

War Memorial Park for 100th anniversary of Gallipoli

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National War Memorial Park in central Wellington will be the Government’s key project to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and the centrepiece of Anzac Day commemorations in 2015. Prime Minister John Key announced the project at the National War Memorial today, along with Transport ...

Lest we forget

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Offenders in the community and prison are being encouraged to take the time to remember those who have fought for our freedom, with a number of activities being planned in commemoration of Anzac Day. “It is humbling to see offenders honouring the sacrifice and courage of those who have lost their ...

Pukeahu National War Memorial Park wins prestigious landscape award

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Belgium will follow.  A French memorial will be installed in time for Anzac Day 2018, followed by a Canadian memorial.” The Anzac Day dawn service at 6.00am and the 11:00am national service will again be held at Pukeahu later this month. “Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and the refurbished National War ...

Huge week of First World War commemorative events for Wellington

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a mammoth undertaking and required extraordinary commitment to get it finished in time for Anzac Day this year,” says Ms Barry. “I am delighted to announce that construction is ahead of schedule and we will be able to start opening up areas of the park to the public from March 25. “I would like to thank ...

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Our Dad's Headstone. Heartfelt thanks to our cousin Richard Wiremu Karuwai Milner (Our aunty Hora Green's son) who had the wreath placed here and the photo taken and send to me in July 2005. Here is what he had to say:

On ANZAC Day this year Aussies and Kiwis from the Sinai Force went ...

Normanby First World War memorial

Normanby First World War memorial

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The Normanby First World War memorial arch, which stands in front of Normanby School, was completed in January 1922. The date of dedication is uncertain, but it was possibly Anzac Day that year. The arch, designed by architects Duffill and Gibson, was constructed from boulders and cement trimmed ...

Fields of Remembrance – the Last Post

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– also located in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin – around Anzac Day every year since 2015. Councillor Andy Foster says this project has been a really significant event through all the WW100 commemorations. “We’ve been commemorating the centenary of the First World War for the past four years, ...

Gallipoli Cemented Our National Identity

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Gallipoli and, on the Western Front, Dominion forces were the spearhead divisions in the thick of the fighting. While Gallipoli was one of New Zealand’s greatest tragedies, it was a “victory over death and suffering and for the human spirit,” Professor Harper says. “We commemorate Gallipoli on Anzac Day ...

The Levels war memorial

The Levels war memorial

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The Levels / Washdyke war memorial in its original location, c. 1986. The Levels / Washdyke memorial in its new location, 2010. Information from Margaret Todd: 'These photos are of the newly relocated Levels Washdyke memorial at Washdyke near Timaru, opened in time for Anzac day 2010. It has ...

Gisborne freezing workers memorial

Gisborne freezing workers memorial

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honour employees of the Gisborne Sheepfarmers Frozen Meat Company who served during the war. It was paid for by subscriptions from fellow workers and a generous donation from the company. It was unveiled by Mr A.C.A. de Latour, ex-chairman of directors of the company, on the afternoon of Anzac Day 1923. ...

East Town railway workshops roll of honour board

East Town railway workshops roll of honour board

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On Anzac Day 1918, workers at the East Town railway workshops in Whanganui unveiled a roll of honour board listing staff members who were on war service. Six of the 37 men named had been killed in action. When in 1920 the Railways Department proposed erecting 15 boards around the country as part ...

Pukekohe School First World War memorial

Pukekohe School First World War memorial

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the 26 stones were restored and reset in a wall outside the Pukekohe Central Primary School, along with a memorial stone to former Prime Minister W.F. Massey, the local MP from 1896 until his death in 1925. The memorial was rededicated on 24 April 2006. (‘Anzac Day: An Impressive Ceremony’, Franklin ...

National War Memorial

National War Memorial

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The National War Memorial with the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in the foreground. The Memorial is actually two buildings from two different eras. The art-deco carillon tower was  opened on Anzac Day 1932  and the Hall of Memories was completed in 1964. The same architects, Gummer & Ford and ...

Pine Bush war memorial

Pine Bush war memorial

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in the South African War (one), First World War (seven) and Second World War (four). The church was closed on 9 July 2000 and converted into a residence. The memorial tablet was placed in storage. On Anzac Day 2015 it was rededicated, now mounted on a boulder adjacent to the site of the school. ...

Legislation administered by the Ministry- Te Ture i whakahaeretia e te Manatū

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Legislation administered by the Ministry = Te Ture i whakahaeretia e te Manatū   Anzac Day Act 1966 Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 1994 Broadcasting Act 1989 (Parts 1–4 and section 81) Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 (except for section 20) Historic Places Act 1993 ...

Part Two- Legislation and Expenditure

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Part Two – Legislation and Expenditure Section Four – Legislation Administered by the Ministry Anzac Day Act 1966 Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 1994 Broadcasting Act 1989 (Parts 1-4 and section 81) Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 (except for section 20) Historic Places ...

Section Three- Legislation Administered by the Ministry

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Section Three – Legislation Administered by the Ministry Anzac Day Act 1966 Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 1994 Broadcasting Act 1989 (Parts 1-4 and section 81) Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 (except for section 20) Historic Places Act 1993 Massey Burial-Ground Act ...

Aircrew Remembered's contribution to Anzac Day

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For Anzac Day we have donated our front page to the RSA's Anzac Appeal, and we hope this generates support for the RSA. http://aircrewremembered.com We have helped a number of New Zealand relatives research the history of a loved one, and we’re always ready to help more. Please let your friends ...

1921- key events

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flight of the Canterbury Aviation Company’s new airmail service took off from Christchurch for Ashburton and Timaru. On 9 May Bolt himself launched an Auckland–Whāngārei service. But neither venture proved profitable, and they were soon discontinued. Anzac Day becomes a sacred holiday Anzac Day (25 ...

Monumental: New Zealand’s First World War Memorials

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On Anzac Day, New Zealand’s First World War memorials will be at the centre of commemorative events around the country. They are also the focus of the latest campaign from WW100, Monumental. “New Zealanders went to monumental lengths to remember those who served and died in the First World War,” ...

Patrick Nolan

Patrick Nolan

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officer, be physically fit, married, and be prepared to live within the Tower. “Well Sir, I have all of that.” The rest is history. Patrick completed a full career as a Beefeater, and now lives in Fielding with his wife Dawn. He is the Fielding RSA president, and commands the ANZAC Day parade. Dawn Nolan ...

Apiti war memorial

Apiti war memorial

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The Apiti war memorial arch was unveiled outside the Apiti Town Hall on Anzac Day 1934. It incorporates marble plaques listing the names of 14 local men who gave their lives during the war. In 1947, low walls were added on either side of the arch as the town’s Second World War memorial, and four ...

Oamaru war memorial

Oamaru war memorial

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foundation stone on 14 October 1924. On Anzac Day 1926, Lieutenant-Colonel James Hargest unveiled the memorial and placed in a locked receptacle a bronze casket containing the names of the district's soldiers who had served overseas. Gavin McLean, November 2008 Site Style Ornamentation Unveiling Date No ...

Limehills memorial

Limehills memorial

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two men who were killed. The memorial was unveiled on 20 December 1916, which must make it one of the earliest such monuments in Southland/New Zealand. It can now be seen from SH6 8km north of Winton.  Update: On Anzac Day 2015, Limehills School designed and encouraged the addition of iron gates ...

Whāngārei Second World War memorial

Whāngārei Second World War memorial

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The Second World War memorial on top of Mt Parihaka, overlooking Whāngārei. The Whāngārei Second World War Memorial is a distinctive example of a non-functional memorial. It was constructed in 1956 and formally dedicated on Anzac Day 1957. The memorial commemorates the sacrifice of the lives of ...

Cambridge RSA roll of honour

Cambridge RSA roll of honour

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14/10/1942, p. 3; ‘For the Empire: Roll of Honour Unveiled at New Club’, Waikato Independent, 9/11/1942, p. 1). A permanent memorial tablet was unveiled on Anzac Day 1947. This had been constructed using both heart rimu and wood from an old oak tree which had been cut down to make way for the clubrooms. Eight ...

Cambridge Memorial Park

Cambridge Memorial Park

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Soon after the end of the Second World War the Cambridge Rugby Club began work on developing memorial playing fields in Taylor Street to the north of the town centre. The first games were played there in April 1946. On Anzac Day 1952, the same day that the  Cambridge District War memorial  was ...

Julia Gillard visits the National War Memorial

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and Anzac Day go to NZHistory's website. Following Julia Gillard’s visit to the National War memorial General Ryoichi Oriki, Chief of Staff, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force visited. He was welcomed with a powhiri followed by an inspection of the Honour Guard outside Massey University.  He too ...

Howick and Pakuranga First World War memorial

Howick and Pakuranga First World War memorial

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ceremonies, and in 1961 the entire Anzac Day service was held on the hill for the first time. On 16 December 2016 the Howick Local Board held a ceremony to acknowledge the addition of four further First World War soldiers with Howick connections. The original names on the obelisk are also listed on rolls of ...

Wendon Church memorials

Wendon Church memorials

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World War, a wooden memorial tablet to Private Joseph Robert Baird (d. 1941) was unveiled inside the church. Regular Sunday services in the church ceased about 2000. However, although the church no longer functioned as a place of worship, every Anzac Day a wreath was placed beside the memorial in honour ...

First World War centenary plans announced

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government on the centenary commemorations. “The growing attendance at Anzac Day ceremonies here, and the steady increase in the number of visitors to the battlefields in Europe demonstrate there is a strong interest from New Zealanders, especially young people, in the involvement of their families in the ...

National War Memorial Park construction begins

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Government’s key project to acknowledge the Centenary of the First World War, and is intended to be completed in time for the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing on Anzac day 2015. “The archaeological investigations and preliminary enabling works have already started for this project so it is important ...

National War Memorial Park a fitting tribute

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Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson have today announced details of a National War Memorial Park to be developed in time for Anzac Day 2015. The National War Memorial Park was announced by the Prime Minister  this morning outside the ...

National Commemorative Service- Anzac Day 2013

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On Thursday 25 April 2013, the Anzac Day National Commemorative Service marking the 98th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing took place at the National War Memorial. At dawn on the 25th of April 98 years ago, soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps came ashore in Gallipoli.  These ...

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Delamere Dansey and George Robert Dansey were at various times part of the contingent. Some where at Galipolli and Egypt but all were on the Western Front. They all returned to NZ following their Army service. Roger was the subject of the Maori TV program Shovels and Guns, screened on ANZAC Day 2015 ...

Prince William meets 'buzzy bee'

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extra holiday for New Zealand schools. Over the next 12 days, the royal couple moved up and down the country, attending ballet performances, state banquets and Anzac Day ceremonies, visiting marae, crewing waka, and planting numerous trees. ...

Oropi Memorial Hall

Oropi Memorial Hall

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and relocated to the foyer of the new building. An Anzac Day service was first held there in April 2017. Sources: ‘War Memorial Hall Opened’, NZ Herald, 28/4/1953; Oropi School and District 75th Jubilee, Tauranga, 1975, p. 50; Oropi School Centenary, 1999, p. 39; The history of Oropi hall (Oropi ...

Coromandel World War 1 Memorial Forest

Coromandel World War 1 Memorial Forest

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In 2015 the Thames-Coromandel District Council embarked on a tree-planting project to commemorate New Zealand soldiers who had been killed in the First World War. The first trees were planted on Anzac Day 2015. The project was officially launched by the Minister of Conservation, Maggie Barry, at ...

Putaruru War Memorial

Putaruru War Memorial

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enlarged to include the names of 20 men killed in the Second World War. The town’s Anzac Day service was first held at the new site on 25 April 1946. The fallen from both wars are also commemorated at nearby Glenshea Memorial Park. Sources: ‘War Memorial Park: Acquisition to Putaruru’, NZ Herald, ...

19th Battalion war memorial at Cashmere

19th Battalion war memorial at Cashmere

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since died. There is also a memorial tree that was planted by the original crew of HMNZS Kiwi in April 1985 and a plaque to those who paid the supreme sacrifice. In spring the area is a sea of daffodils that have been planted over the years by the families of the soldiers. Every Anzac Day there is ...

Ministry for Primary Industries roll of honour board

Ministry for Primary Industries roll of honour board

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Dunedin, now form a lasting memorial to the 32 staff from MPI’s predecessor agencies who died while serving in the First or Second World Wars. In the lead-up to Anzac Day 2016, staff again honoured those who had served by laying wreaths beside the roll of honour boards. Pictured beside the Wellington ...

Pātūtahi war memorial

Pātūtahi war memorial

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Anzac Day 1948. The memorial covers Pātūtahi and the nearby communities of Ngātapa, Waerenga-o-kuri and Waituhi. See: ‘Patutahi Memorial’, Poverty Bay Herald, 28/6/1920, p. 5;  ‘Patutahi District Soldiers’ Memorial’ [public notice], Poverty Bay Herald, 24/9/1921, p. 1; Our First Hundred Years: Patutahi ...

Appendix 2: Legislation administered by Manatū Taonga

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Appendix 2: Legislation administered by Manatū Taonga Manatū Taonga administers the following Acts of Parliament and Regulations: Acts Anzac Day Act 1966 Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 1994 Broadcasting Act 1989 (Parts 1–4 and section 81) Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 ...

Appendix 3: Legislation administered by the Ministry

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Manatū Taonga administers the following Acts of Parliament and Regulations: Acts Anzac Day Act 1966 Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014 Broadcasting Act 1989 (Parts 1–4 and section 81) Cultural Property (Protection in Armed Conflict) Act 2012 Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act ...

Atatürk Memorial

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mothers who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears, your sons are now lying in our bosoms and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they become our sons as well. Wreathlaying services are held at the Memorial on Anzac Day, and during August by the Wellington ...

Students to honour fallen heroes

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Registrations are now open for the ANZ RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition, with year 12 and 13 students competing for the chance to travel to Gallipoli for ANZAC Day 2014. The annual competition is a partnership between ANZ and the RSA to promote among young people a deeper understanding and ...

National War Memorial

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perpetuate the memory of the men and women who gave their lives for the benefit of those of us who remain to share in the blessings to be enjoyed from what we hope may prove to be a lasting peace.’ Openings The National War Memorial Carillon was opened by Governor-General Lord Bledisloe on Anzac Day, 25 ...

Anzac Sight Sound website marks Versailles centenary

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recordings ranging from the pre-war arms race to the ongoing post-war commemorations of Anzac Day. Footage of Anzac Day parades in 1919, 1921 and 1929 are among the latest film uploads.   Many of the pieces of film showcased on the website were themselves repatriated to New Zealand and Australia from ...

Christchurch war memorial

Christchurch war memorial

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that tension in turn is balanced by the cross above.... ‘[E]very statue was modelled upon a specific person; peace, for example, was Trethewey's daughter, Pauline; youth was one of his workmen, Bob Hampton.' Anzac Day, 2010 Images from the dawn ceremony in Cathedral Square on Anzac Day 2010. ...

Knox College war memorials

Knox College war memorials

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who had lost their lives during the First World War on Anzac Day 1923. Their names and those of 161 other students are listed on a brass tablet entitled ‘Roll of Knox College Students Called to the Colours 1914-1918’. A further 21 former Knox College students lost their lives during the Second World ...

Stratford war memorial gates

Stratford war memorial gates

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plaque below: Unveiled by General Sir Andrew Russell CMG KGMC Anzac Day April 25th 1926 Right pillar: These laid the world away poured out the sweet red wine of youth gave up the years to be of work and joy and that unhoped serene that men call age and those who would have been their sons. They gave ...

Greymouth school war memorial

Greymouth school war memorial

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Anzac Day 2009. Further information and images from Simon Nathan, March 2008 In a local controversy in late 2007, the memorial pillars in front of the old Grey Main school were removed from the site, and laid down in front of Dixon Park, a few hundred metres away. I have recorded the site where the ...

Maungaturoto rolls of honour

Maungaturoto rolls of honour

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cemetery on Anzac Day 1920). After the Second World War another similarly constructed roll of honour was installed in the hall. This listed the names of 79 men and two women (Sisters I.C. Healey and C.I. Petrie) who had served, eight of whom had given their lives. The rolls of honour were later installed ...

Homewood War Memorial Hall

Homewood War Memorial Hall

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officially opened by local MP Tom Shand on 11 April 1953. A celebratory dance followed that evening. The hall was used regularly by organisations like Federated Farmers. Other regular use of the hall came from church services, RSA and Anzac Day services, weddings, christenings, farewells and fundraising ...

Diverse NZ stories reflecting diverse NZ culture

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Park in Wellington on Anzac day 2016. Funding details Attitude 2016, 34 x ½ hr, Attitude Pictures for TV One, $1,787,300 Tagata Pasifika 2016, 47 x ½ hr plus 3 x 1hr, Sunpix for TV One, $1,696,165 Neighbourhood 2016, 35 x ½ hr, Satellite Media Group for TV One, $1,434,373 Rural Delivery 2016, 40 ...

Lowering flags and motions of sympathy

Lowering flags and motions of sympathy

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workshops lost their lives during the war: Leonard Ahern Edward Ander Edmund Bannerman George Beck Robert Lockett John O’Keeffe Alexander Schaw Edwin Turner Six of these men were listed on the East Town roll of honour board when it was unveiled on Anzac Day 1918. Bannerman, who died in 1915, and Turner, who ...

Passchendaele activities

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50,000. Places thousands of miles from home with exotic-sounding names such as Gallipoli, Passchendaele and the Somme were forever etched in the national memory during what became known as the Great War. While Gallipoli has long held centre stage in terms of national commemoration, especially Anzac Day ...

Anzac Day 2016- Dawn Service at Fort Hamilton, Bermuda

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A crowd of around 60 or so residents of Bermuda braved a windy and chilly early morning as they gathered from 6.00 am for an annual commemorative sunrise service for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day at Fort Hamilton this morning, Monday 25 April 2016. There was a blend of local ...

Te Papa extends Gallipoli exhibition to Anzac Day 2022

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Te Papa announced today that its ground-breaking exhibition Gallipoli: The scale of our war will remain at the museum for at least three more years, and will not close before Anzac Day, 25 April, 2022. Originally scheduled to close in 2019, the free exhibition is still proving a huge drawcard for ...

Ballot numbers for Gallipoli 2015 confirmed

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Visitor numbers for the Centenary Anzac Day Commemorative Services at Gallipoli on 25 April 2015 will be set at 10,500 people, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse has confirmed. “The Turkish Government recently reviewed the Anzac Commemorative Site and has formally advised that the ...

Taradale war memorial sundial

Taradale war memorial sundial

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in 1952; however, a brass plaque screwed into the sundial in the middle of the garden reads: THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY / CAPTAIN H. KIRKWOOD O.B.E, D.S.C., BAR R.N. / AND DEDICATED BY / ARCHDEACON S.F.N. WAYMOUTH / ANZAC DAY 25 TH APRIL 1958. The sundial is inscribed on one side with the ...

Atatürk memorial in Wellington

Atatürk memorial in Wellington

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Wreathlaying services are held at the memorial on Anzac Day (25 April), and during August by the Wellington Company of the Wellington and Hawke's Bay Battalion Group to commemorate the Battle for Chunuk Bair. Read more about the memorial here (Ministry for Culture and Heritage) See a video flyover of the ...

Tutukaka Coast memorial

Tutukaka Coast memorial

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A flagpole was erected at the the Ngunguru Sports Complex in the late 1990s as a focus for local Anzac Day ceremonies. In 2004 the site was upgraded by the addition of a concrete apron around the flagpole and a concrete plinth inset with a plaque listing all the conflicts New Zealand was involved ...

Reynolds Memorial Hall, Tolaga Bay

Reynolds Memorial Hall, Tolaga Bay

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concert on New Year’s Day 1915. It was named the Reynolds Memorial Hall (usually shortened in everyday use to ‘Reynolds Hall’) The hall was registered as a Category II historic place in 1984. It was substantially upgraded at local initiative and formally reopened on Anzac Day 2015. The hall displays the ...

Kāwhia First World War memorial lychgate

Kāwhia First World War memorial lychgate

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LIVETH FOR EVERMORE was inscribed on the crossbeam. For many years, the lychgate was the focus of Kāwhia’s Anzac Day services. However, after the dedication of a war memorial cenotaph nearer the centre of town in 1960, the lychgate gradually fell into a state of disrepair. It was restored in 2013 and ...

Facelift for National War Memorial

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anniversary on Anzac Day this year while work was under way to improve access in the carillon tower, carry out earthquake strengthening and assess the condition of the building. The assessment identified the need for additional work which could be carried out while the scaffolding remained in place. The extra ...

National War Memorial Park on target

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and through the park itself. “Although the design errors inherited by this government meant the start of construction was delayed, we are now well on track for the opening date of ANZAC Day 2015.” Necessary contracts have now been signed between the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, which is ...

National War Memorial’s Hall of Memories closed for earthquake strengthening work

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meets 20-25 percent of the code. “We are conscious of ensuring that the National War Memorial is safe for staff and visitors and want to be sure it is up to code in time for it to play its important role in the opening of the surrounding National War Memorial Park on the centenary of Anzac Day 2015,” ...

Insight into Gallipoli battlefield from new research

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environment in which Anzac and Turkish soldiers endured the Gallipoli conflict. “As we approach Anzac Day it’s timely a book like this, which details quite a remarkable piece of research, is available for people to expand their knowledge on such a significant event in our military history,” Ms Barry says. ...

Navy’s White Ensign to fly on Auckland Harbour Bridge

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on ANZAC Day · the Merchant Navy flag on Merchant Navy Day. ...

New Zealand’s war effort showcased in Country Lads

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A film of poignant significance to ANZAC Day, made in 1941 by the National Film Unit, has been remastered and released online by Archives New Zealand.   Country Lads, the first film made by the National Film Unit has been restored and digitised to feature film quality by Archives New Zealand and ...

Student heads to Gallipoli after winning speech contest

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Jonathan Brumley of New Plymouth and Wanganui Collegiate School has won the national final of The National Bank RSA Cyril Bassett VC Speech Competition and will travel to Gallipoli with the New Zealand Defence contingent for Anzac Day. Veteran’s Affairs Minister, the Honourable Nathan Guy ...

Great War Exhibition announces principal partner

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Wellington’s former Dominion Museum, is open from 12.30pm on Saturday and has extended opening hours from 9am to 11pm daily until May 3, with the exception of Anzac Day when it opens at 12.30pm. On Anzac Day the ANZ New Zealand Room will open. This special part of the Great War Exhibition tells the story of ...

The Gallipoli campaign

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The landing at Anzac, April 25, 1915 Each year on Anzac Day, New Zealanders (and Australians) mark the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings of 25 April 1915. On that day, thousands of young men, far from their homes, stormed the beaches on the Gallipoli Peninsula in what is now Turkey. Key dates ...

Little River war memorial

Little River war memorial

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a set of carriage gates made from wrought iron complete the initial construction. Originally constructed as a First World War and Boer War memorial and unveiled on Anzac Day 1923, the memorial has been modified in-situ to also become the Second World War memorial for the district. Black granite tablets ...

Tarata Community Church memorials

Tarata Community Church memorials

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The first service in the Tarata Community Church was held on 7 May 1904. Thirty-six men from the region served in the First World War, six of whom died.  After the war, the Paterson family installed a stained-glass window in the church in remembrance of David Paterson. On Anzac Day 2015 a seedling ...

Purua district rolls of honour

Purua district rolls of honour

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The Purua district First World War roll of honour, a framed and hand-lettered scroll listing 34 names, was unveiled in the Purua hall on Anzac Day 1921. It was later joined by a hand-painted Second World War roll of honour with the names of 27 men and one woman. Both these rolls were recently ...

St John's Peace Memorial Church

St John's Peace Memorial Church

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died of influenza on 12 November 1918, and as a thanksgiving for the peace which New Zealanders learned of on the same day. The roughcast concrete church, designed by New Plymouth architects Percival and Messenger, was consecrated on Anzac Day 1921. A brass plaque inside the church honours Gertrude’s ...

Mauku Victory Hall

Mauku Victory Hall

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On 7 June 1922 Governor-General Viscount Jellicoe formally opened the Mauku Victory Hall. The hall was built not as a war memorial, but to commemorate the Allied victory in the First World War. A plaque inside the hall commemorates its opening. On Anzac Day 1954, Colonel Max Aldred, who 32 years ...

National War Memorial Park development on track

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Realisation of a commemorative park alongside the National War Memorial in Wellington is a step closer with the opening of a new road diversion tomorrow to free up Buckle Street for the construction of a new underpass. The National War Memorial Park will be developed in time for Anzac Day 2015. ...

National War Memorial’s Hall of Memories closes

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currently under development will be open by Anzac Day 2015, when it is expected the National War Memorial will have completed its earthquake strengthening.  ...

Appendix 3: Legislation administered by the Ministry

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Manatū Taonga administers the following Acts of Parliament and Legislative Instruments: Acts Anzac Day Act 1966 Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014 Broadcasting Act 1989 (Parts 1–4 and section 81) Cultural Property (Protection in Armed Conflict) Act 2012 Flags, Emblems, and Names ...

NZHistory website launched

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Pearse, featured a virtual 3D version of his plane. Another state-of-the-art feature was a moving river on the home page, which you can see in action here. In all the years this was up no one ever asked us why (luckily). Other early topics included Anzac Day, the Tangiwai disaster, assisted immigration, ...

Present day commemorations

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Video: Anzac Day service in Rarotonga, 2009 In the new millennium there has been increasing interest in the story of Pacific Island involvement in the First World War. In the Cook Islands there have been efforts to rebuild memorials and honour boards. In Aitutaki and Mauke new memorials have been ...

Commemorate history when Pukeahu Park and the Great War Exhibition open this Saturday

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over by Christmas. On Anzac Day the New Zealand Room opens which focuses on the Anzacs’ struggles at Gallipoli and features a diorama of Chunuk Bair as it was in 1915. This display includes about 5000 miniature soldiers, each individually hand painted by New Zealand war gamers. The Great War Exhibition ...

John Hone Hikitia Te Rangi Waititi

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802279 Waititi John Hone Hikitia Te Rangi John Hiki Waititi Major He enlisted with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Listen to interviews with Major John Waititi on Radio New Zealand shows He rourou and as part of the Anzac Day 2011 programme on Te Ahi Kaa. See a photo of 'The Major' with ...

Wellington cenotaph

Wellington cenotaph

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  Wellington cenotaph, first used officially on Anzac Day (25 April) 1931 and dedicated on 17 April 1932. The cenotaph was designed by Grierson, Aimer and Draffin, and Richard Gross was responsible for the sculptural work. The souvenir programme for the dedication says the mounted figure was ...

Tyne Cot Cemetery

Tyne Cot Cemetery

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the New Zealand focus in Belgium on Anzac Day, Tyne Cot is the Australian focus. Ministry for Culture and Heritage commonwealth war graves commission western front war memorials belgium passchendaele offensive ...

Weymouth Hall memorial

Weymouth Hall memorial

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those who served World War I 1914-18 & World War II 1939-45 We honour you There is no record of an unveiling ceremony, but on 25 April 1958 an official Anzac Day service was held in the hall for the first time. After the service wreaths were laid in front of the war memorial plaque outside. The hall ...

Petone railway workers parade, 1914

Petone railway workers parade, 1914

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Anzac Day ceremony at Petone, depicts a soldier and carries the words ‘The absent minded beggar’, a reference to an 1899 poem by Rudyard Kipling. Set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, this became famous throughout the British Empire during the South African War (1899-1902) as a patriotic fundraising ...

Rotorua Citizens War Memorial

Rotorua Citizens War Memorial

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Rotorua’s citizens decided to develop a park beside Lake Rotorua as their Second World War memorial. Fundraising began in 1951. In 1955 contracts were let for the reclamation of the lakefront and the construction of memorial gates. On Anzac Day 1958, Raymond Boord, the Minister of Customs and ...

Flags

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The New Zealand Flag The New Zealand Flag can be flown any day of the year, especially on days of national commemoration, such as Anzac Day, and other important occasions. More details about half-masting the New Zealand Flag are here. The New Zealand Flag represents the people of New Zealand and ...

Additional information

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International · Royal New Zealand Ballet · Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) · Te Matatini Society Incorporated · Television New Zealand Ltd   Legislation The following legislation is administered by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage: · Anzac Day Act 1966 · Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa ...

Living memorials projects

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University of Canterbury Planted on Anzac Day 2016 by UoC Chancellor Dr John Wood to mark 100 years of Anzac Day services 1 Coromandel Cathedral Cove, Hahei Planted alongside the memorial forest of native trees at Cathedral Cove 1 East Coast Te Araroa RSA   1 East Coast Ruatōria RSA   2 Hawke’s Bay ...

Chief Executive’s report- Tā te Tumuaki rīpoata

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increased by 2.6 percent per annum compared with 1.6 percent per annum in the total economy. Pukeahu National War Memorial Park opened in April 2015, and 50,000 people attended the first national dawn service at the Park on Anzac Day. April also saw the opening of the Great War Exhibition, which welcomed ...

Waiuku First World War memorial

Waiuku First World War memorial

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'Unveiling of New Inscriptions', Waiuku News, 3/5/47, p. 3; ‘Public Praised for Cenotaph Completion', Franklin County News, 20/4/2006, p. 3; Waiuku Cenotaph', Post, 2/5/2006, p. 6; ‘A Superb Community Effort', Post, 9/5/2006, p. 7; ‘Special Gift Adds Even More to Waiuku's Anzac ...

Rakaia war memorials

Rakaia war memorials

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The Rakaia First World War cenotaph on the corner of Mackie Street and Elizabeth Avenue was unveiled by Minister of Defence Sir Robert Heaton Rhodes on Anzac Day 1922. It listed the names of 53 men from the district who had given their lives. A further 24 names were added after the Second World ...

Māhia Soldiers’ Memorial, Kaiuku Marae

Māhia Soldiers’ Memorial, Kaiuku Marae

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presumably before 1958, when an Anzac Day dawn service was first held at the marae. Alexander Ormond is also commemorated in the Ormond Chapel, Napier. Sources: ‘Soldiers’ Memorial: Unveiling at Mahia’, Wairoa Evening Star, 23/1/1922, reproduced in Ormond Reunion: Mahia, 1993, Wairoa, 1993, see esp. pp. ...

Post and Telegraph local roll of honour boards

Post and Telegraph local roll of honour boards

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(pictured), unveiled on Anzac Day 1917, was made of rimu by W.E. Burrow, a local cabinetmaker. It featured the motto ‘Deus et Libertatus’ (God and Liberty) at the top and coloured flags of Allied nations, with the Union Jack at the centre. Names continued to be added to the board. Some boards were made by ...

Clive war memorial

Clive war memorial

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The Clive First World War memorial was unveiled by General Sir Andrew Russell on Anzac Day 1921. The memorial was a life-size statue of a New Zealand infantryman, carved from Coromandel granite and mounted on a 14-ft high pedestal. According to the report of the ceremony published in the Hawkes ...

Australian Memorial design for National War Memorial Park welcomed

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heritage,” he said. “It is especially fitting since the park is intended to be opened in time for the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in April 2015, on ANZAC Day.” The Australian Memorial is a reciprocal gesture to the New Zealand Memorial built on ANZAC Parade in Canberra. It will be funded by the ...

Missing World War One NZ Rifle Brigade flags sought

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With Anzac Day fast approaching researchers are hoping to locate two missing flags presented to the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in England in 1919 and are looking for help from the public. “The flags were presented at the end of the First World War when the brigade left Brocton Camp at Cannock ...

Herekino war memorial

Herekino war memorial

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side of the memorial. This memorial was erected fairly recently and unveiled on Anzac Day – I beleive 2006, but it may have been 2005. Prior to that the 3 tablets were set onto the front of the War Memorial Hall, but were deteriorating through age and the effect of the weather. Farther back I believe ...

50 year Anzac Day anniversary for NZ medics in Vietnam

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The Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Viet Nam Health Trust are marking the 50th anniversary of the New Zealand surgical team’s arrival in South Vietnam to treat civilian casualties of war-related accident and injury. Anzac Day this year heralds half a century since inaugural team leader ...

St Andrew's memorial windows, Cambridge

St Andrew's memorial windows, Cambridge

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Quesnoy on 4 November 1918. The roll of honour beneath the windows was dedicated on Anzac Day 1929. It incorporates a central dedicatory plaque (‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / THESE MEN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF / TRUTH, FREEDOM, AND JUSTICE / IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914 – 1918. ...

Kiwi kids bring Anzac history to life In Minecraft

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the landscape of 1915 Gallipoli. The respectful and historically referenced recreated landscape will be launched in time for Anzac Day 2014 and will continue to develop throughout the upcoming centenary period building towards completion around Anzac Day commemorations in 2015. The project will begin ...

National War Memorial remains open

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National War Memorial staff want to reassure people the Wellington landmark remains open to visitors during its current renovation. View of the National War Memorial on Anzac Day 2012. Scaffolding went up around the Buckle St building in April to enable an extensive maintenance programme to take ...

First Labour Day celebrations

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a highlight of the Wellington event was an appearance by the elderly Parnell himself. Government employees were given the day off to attend the parades. In 1899 Parliament legislated to make Labour Day a public holiday. Predating both Anzac Day and Waitangi Day, it was the first public holiday in New Zealand ...

William Trethewey

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in 1937, the balance of forces and proportions in the memorial’s design is superb, and it nowadays acts as the focal point for Christchurch’s Anzac Day ceremonies. Adapted by Matthew Tonks from the DNZB biography by Jock Phillips Read the full entry in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography ...

Birkenhead war memorial

Birkenhead war memorial

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Justice, interspersed with polished black slabs bearing dedicatory inscriptions. The third tier was an ornately shaped bronze standard incorporating motifs of wreaths and olive leaf. This supported an electric globe that was lit from sunset until midnight. The borough’s Anzac Day service was held at the ...

Thames Central School memorial

Thames Central School memorial

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Thames Central School First World War war memorial. This was formerly Waiokaraka School and is now closed. A roll of honour was unveiled at Thames Central School on Anzac Day 1916. This listed the names of the nine old boys of the school who had been killed and the 77 others who had enlisted so ...

Gisborne First World War memorial

Gisborne First World War memorial

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Gisborne First World War memorial. The Gisborne and Districts First World War memorial was unveiled by Colonel C.W. Melville on Anzac Day 1923. It was situated alongside the Kaiti Esplanade, near the confluence of the Tūranganui, Waimata and Taruheru Rivers. Designed by local architect Edward ...

Okaiawa First World War memorial

Okaiawa First World War memorial

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The Okaiawa First World War memorial is a marble statue of a soldier standing at ease on a stepped concrete pedestal mounted on a base of river stones. It was unveiled on or around Anzac Day 1922, and is situated near the entrance to Joll Park (which also contains a memorial to local benefactor ...

Tīnui memorial cross

Tīnui memorial cross

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Originally unveiled on Anzac Day 1916, the Tīnui cross was one of New Zealand’s earliest First World War memorials. Most were constructed in the decade following the war’s end, during which the Tīnui township unveiled its own First World War memorial. The unveiling of the cross so soon after ...

Anthem in demand

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soldiers in Afghanistan wanting a copy for an Anzac Day service and a young Japanese woman holding an earthquake fundraising event for Christchurch. Mackenzie-White features in a TV3 documentary to be screened this weekend that explores the history of the anthem. In it she explains her admiration for ...

Appendix One

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Symphony Orchestra ·     Radio New Zealand International ·     Royal New Zealand Ballet ·     Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) ·     Te Matatini Society Incorporated ·     Television New Zealand Ltd   We administer the following legislation: ·     Anzac Day Act 1966 ·     Arts Council of New ...

New Zealand Composer wins Song Competition for Gallipoli Centenary

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professionally performed, recorded and broadcast on Anzac Day 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. The judging panel consisted of Australian soprano Merlyn Quaife, composer Elliott Gyger and Stephen Adams from ABC Classic FM alongside Kate Mead from Radio New Zealand Concert and New Zealand composer Dame Gillian ...

Artists heading to the Netherlands- 5th anniversary of 'Te Hono ki Aotearoa'

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the City of London Festival in July 2011 and the Queens Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in June 2012 and will also look for other future opportunities with our relationships in the northern hemisphere. The team departs for the Netherlands after ANZAC DAY commemorations. ...

$21.2m to tell New Zealand’s stories and news

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continued investment in newly found Māori heritage treasured objects taonga tuturu. “British, Belgian and American memorials will be unveiled gradually through the year and a French memorial will be installed early next year at Pukeahu in time for ANZAC Day 2018,” Ms Barry says. ...

Matamata Civic War Memorial

Matamata Civic War Memorial

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for Anzac Day ceremonies held in front of the Matamata Town Hall, at the junction of Hetana and Arawa streets. A Matamata roll of honour unveiled in the hall on Anzac Day 1925 listed about 130 names. On 10 December 1926 Governor-General Sir Charles Fergusson unveiled a permanent war memorial cross in ...

Titirangi war memorials

Titirangi war memorials

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gift was formally acknowledged during Peace Day celebrations at the site on 19 July 1919, and the memorial was first used for an Anzac Day ceremony in April 1920. For some years a small cannon was displayed in a glass case near the memorial – this was removed at the start of the Second World War. ...

Build up to First World War commemoration starts

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Fields of Remembrance Trust New Zealand. The large white cross, which represents more than 100,000 New Zealanders who served in the war, will be displayed at Te Papa’s Wellington Foyer window until after Anzac Day. More than 18,000 New Zealanders were killed in action, and 55,000 were wounded. Fields of ...

Sound: Anzac Day dawn service

Sound: Anzac Day dawn service

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Hear the 1956 dawn service at St Faith's Church, Ōhinemutu, Rotorua. It includes prayers and hymns sung in Māori and English. Transcript Voice 1:  As the dawn of another Anzac Day approaches, we gather here at the obelisk at St Faith's Church, Ōhinemutu, to pay tribute to the memory of ...

Anti-Vietnam War protest- John Miller photographs

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Robinson and Defence Minister David Thompson, and some of the demonstrators rushing onto the road to disrupt the parade and being dragged off by the police. Others I have include students laying wreaths to the dead and dying in Vietnam during Anzac Day ceremonies. I like to say to people that I took the ...

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He didn't talk often of his time 'at war'. He was nearly 29 when he joined up to defend his country. Anzac Day, was his day - up at 5, freshly ironed shirt, tie, suit and medals. Hankie folded proper, in his top pocket - kiss for Mum - the car would arrive to pick him up and off he would go. The ...

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This photo was taken on Motiti Island 25th April 2008 their First Ever ANZAC Uncle Hekiheki Wikeepa and my Dad Te Puhi Patara. Sadley Uncle Hekiheki passed away on ANZAC DAY 25th April 2009. This is my Uncle Heki. He is my mother Waina Rore WiKeepa first cousin. I have met Uncle on many ...

Stratford Hall of Remembrance

Stratford Hall of Remembrance

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the Supreme Sacrifice in the Great War, 1914-1919, was graciously unveiled by H.R.H. Edward, Prince of Wales on his visit to Stratford, May 3 rd, 1920.” After the Second World War additional cabinets were set up to house another 55 photographs (unveiled on Anzac Day 1951). The full list of names can ...

Gisborne war memorial theatre

Gisborne war memorial theatre

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reopened by mayor Meng Liu Foon on Anzac Day 2015. The roll of honour is now displayed in the lobby of the RSA clubrooms. A smaller tablet listing names from Malaya, Korea and Vietnam has been attached. Outside the clubrooms there are also three marble tablets listing the names of volunteers from Poverty ...

Christ Church First World War memorial tablet

Christ Church First World War memorial tablet

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The memorial tablet in Christ Church, Papakura. Christ Church First World War memorial sanctuary On the evening of Anzac Day 1921 Sir Frederick Lang, Speaker of the House, unveiled a memorial to the fallen soldiers of Papakura in Christ Church Anglican Church. The stone tablet, carved by the ...

New Zealand medics start work in South Vietnam

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New Zealand Surgical Team doctors in Qui Nhon (VietnamWar.govt.nz) On Anzac Day 1963, a six-strong New Zealand civilian surgical team arrived in Qui Nhon, South Vietnam as part of the Colombo Plan assistance programme. Their deployment – two years before New Zealand combat troops were sent ...

Gallipoli 1915 bell

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funded by Lyall Bay, Brooklyn, Mornington, Vogeltown and Hataitai is named after the Gallipoli campaign. The anniversary of the Australian and New Zealand landings at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 is marked on Anzac Day every year in New Zealand and Australia. By the time the campaign ended in December of ...

Papakura-Karaka war memorial

Papakura-Karaka war memorial

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honour was unveiled on Anzac Day 1955. In 1993 a plaque was added to commemorate service in Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam. For further information relating to this memorial, see: 'Papakura: Site of Solders' Memorial', Franklin Times, 25/2/21, p. 5; Papakura-Karaka Memorial Unveiling ...

Papatoetoe First World War memorial

Papatoetoe First World War memorial

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The gates were first used on Anzac Day 1922, when each of the school’s 350 pupils filed through the arch and laid a wreath or floral emblem alongside. The formal opening ceremony and dedication was held on 29 September 1922. The school also had its own roll of honour, a set of four wooden display ...

Waitara war memorials

Waitara war memorials

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Waitara’s First World War memorial cenotaph and its Second World War memorial community centre stand opposite one another in Memorial Place. The First World War memorial was unveiled by Lieutenant-Colonel C.H. Weston on Anzac Day 1923. The high granite cross- originally painted white- was mounted ...

Pakipaki Second World War memorial

Pakipaki Second World War memorial

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The Houngarea Marae memorial gates were dedicated in 1946 by Lieutenant-General Bernard Fryberg as a Second World War memorial. When State Highway Two was realigned, the gates were dismantled and re-erected in their present position. They were rededicated on Anzac Day 1972 by Colonel Brian ...

Father McMenamin memorial, Sacred Heart, Petone

Father McMenamin memorial, Sacred Heart, Petone

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brought out during Anzac Day services. Sources: ‘ Memorial Church: Petone Catholic Bazaar ’, Evening Post, 25/2/1919, p. 8; ‘ Petone Catholic Church ’, Evening Post, 24/8/1933, p. 3; ‘ New Catholic Church ’, Evening Post, 29/10/1934, p. 4; ‘ New Catholic Church ’, Hutt News, 31/10/1934, p. 5; Lynn Burt ...

Legislation

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Acts Anzac Day Act 1966 Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 2014 Broadcasting Act 1989 (Parts 1 to 4 and section 81) Cultural Property (Protection in Armed Conflict) Act 2012 Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 (section 20 is administered by the Ministry of Justice) Heritage New ...

APPENDIX 3: Legislation administered by Manatū Taonga

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Appendix 3: Legislation administered by Manatū Taonga Manatū Taonga administers the following Acts of Parliament and Regulations: Acts Anzac Day Act 1966 Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 1994 Broadcasting Act 1989 (Parts 1–4 and section 81) Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981 ...

Appendix 3: Legislation administered by the Ministry

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Appendix 3: Legislation administered by the Ministry Manatū Taonga administers the following Acts of Parliament and Regulations: Acts Anzac Day Act 1966 Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa Act 1994 Broadcasting Act 1989 (Parts 1–4 and section 81) Cultural Property (Protection in Armed ...

Calling young New Zealanders qui parlent Français

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World War.” “As we saw on Anzac Day, the number of young New Zealanders attending services around the country to honour those New Zealanders  who have died in conflicts and acknowledge the contribution of all those who have served, continues to grow.” “I encourage young French-speaking New Zealanders to ...

Merchant Navy to be honoured with harbour bridge flag

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Zealand flag is normally flown from both flagstaffs on the Auckland Harbour Bridge every day of the year.  Two exceptions have been Waitangi Day, when the Tino Rangatiratanga flag is also flown, and on ANZAC Day when the Australian flag is raised.  The third exception will now be the Merchant Navy’s Red ...

50th anniversary for NZ medics in Vietnam

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Manatu Taonga and the Viet Nam Health Trust are marking the 50th anniversary of the New Zealand surgical team's arrival in South Vietnam to treat civilian casualties of war-related accident and injury. NZ Surgical Team Anzac Day this year heralds half a century since inaugural team leader Dr ...

Beating Retreat Anzac Day Performance

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The public is invited to attend a military display called the Ceremony of Beating Retreat, which will be performed on Anzac Square at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park this Anzac Day. Beating Retreat is a historical military tradition dating back to the 16th Century. It signals the end of the ...

The Anzacs

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Homecoming from Gallipoli The word Anzac is part of the culture of New Zealanders and Australians. People talk about the 'spirit of Anzac'; there are Anzac biscuits, and the two countries’ rugby league teams play an Anzac Day test. The word conjures up the shared heritage of two nations, ...

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interview with John Waititi" href="http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/2115076/he-rourou-for-2-november-2009" target="_blank">He rourou and as part of the Anzac Day 2011 programme on

Pukekohe First World War memorial

Pukekohe First World War memorial

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the model. In April 1980 the memorial column was relocated from Roulston Park to the Pukekohe War Memorial Town Hall to enable the town's commemorative ceremonies to be held at a single site. During the 1980 Anzac Day ceremony, Mr Short laid a wreath on behalf of the First World War veterans ...

Eskdale War Memorial Church

Eskdale War Memorial Church

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grave in France, were put on display in the church foyer. On Anzac Day 1925 a French regimental flag was installed in the church, along with a brass plaque inscribed: THE ABOVE REGIMENTAL FLAG WAS PRESENTED TO / THE ESKDALE MEMORIAL CHURCH BY THE GOVERNMENT / OF FRANCE IN MEMORY OF NEW ZEALANDERS WHO ...

Urutī War Memorial Church and Gate

Urutī War Memorial Church and Gate

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Urutī’s First World War fallen were first honoured on the memorial obelisk at nearby Urenui, unveiled on Anzac Day 1920 (this memorial also honoured the fallen of Pukearuhe, Onaero and Okoke). The Anglican Bishop of Auckland, Dr Alfred Walter Averill, laid the foundation stone for a fallen ...

Katikati war memorial hall

Katikati war memorial hall

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Story, Tauranga, 1975, pp. 53-4; ‘ Memorial Square Open for Anzac Day, Bay of Plenty Tim es, 24/4/2014.  Main image and additional memorial information: Bruce Ringer, Auckland Libraries, 2014 Roll of honour and plaque images: Sue Baker-Wilson and Bruce Comfort, 2014; Christine Clement, 2019 See more ...

Thames War Memorial Civic Centre

Thames War Memorial Civic Centre

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Second World War roll of honour was compiled. At first Anzac Day services were held at a temporary cenotaph placed in front of the hall, but in 1958 a permanent cenotaph was built there. This was a low plastered concrete wall set on a concrete base and inset with several dedicatory plaques. In 1999 the ...

Manutuke Marae, Maori Battalion Hall

Manutuke Marae, Maori Battalion Hall

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Just before the First World War, the wharenui Te Poho o Hinehou was moved to Manutuke Marae, where it was converted into a dining hall. Either during the Second World War or immediately afterwards it was renamed Maori Battalion Hall and became the focal point for Rongowhakaata Anzac Day services. ...

Percy Comrie

Percy Comrie

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the school sought to commemorate the 27 former pupils killed during the conflict. On Anzac Day 1925, they unveiled a grove of 27 camellia trees, planted by students within the school grounds. School officials hoped that this enduring memorial would inspire future generations: Mr J. Patterson, chairman ...

Omata church a heritage link to Taranaki history

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services. “With Anzac Day approaching it is poignant to reflect on that people-place association,” says Ms Wagstaff. “It’s also amazing to think that the church designer, George Robinson, was 18 or 19 when Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo in 1815.  That he was one of New Plymouth’s earliest settlers just ...

NZDF marks the 100th anniversary of the first combat death of the First World War

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the service and sacrifice of all New Zealanders in the First World War. ‘In acknowledgement of the support New Zealand gives its servicepeople, many of our personnel will return to their hometowns to be part of their communities this Anzac Day,’ says LTGEN Keating. Private William Arthur Ham ...

The Last Post

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The first daily public Last Post ceremony was held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Anzac Day 2015 and was conducted every evening until 11 November 2018  in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. Prior to the 5pm ceremony on Sundays, we remembered a fallen World War One soldier by ...

Air Force Band To Provide Musical Spectacle at Opera House

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latest Bruno Mars hit, Uptown Funk. During 2016 the Air Force Band has played to large crowds at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and ANZAC Day services at Gallipoli. “We’ve performed to 80,000 people which is a record for us,” says Flight Lieutenant Brew. “At the Air Force in Concert we’re merging drill ...

Pacific Islands Memorial

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Pacific Islands Memorial The unveiling of the Pacific Islands Memorial at Pukeahu, planned for 18 April 2020 has been postponed due to the restrictions in place in response to COVID-19. Read more details in the Ministry's media release  No National Anzac Day Services and Pacific Islands ...

Second national service at Gallipoli announced

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who is able to make it to the Gallipoli peninsula will be able to attend the service. “This commemoration provides another opportunity for anyone that missed out in the Anzac Day Gallipoli ballot to be present for the 8 August service. Australia will also hold a service on 6 August to commemorate the ...

Glenfield War Memorial

Glenfield War Memorial

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memorial is modest but appropriate. It has attracted extraordinary turnouts on ANZAC day commemorations for the last three years, something of a revival, reflecting not only the major upgrade which took place several ago, but also a wider revival of interest in commemorating the losses incurred during past ...

Unsung stories of WWII Pasifika soldiers honoured this Anzac Day

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explores the sacrifices a Pasifika man must make in order to fight for God, king and country- even when it's not his own. Goodbye My Feleni runs from 16-25 April, to celebrate Anzac Day. "I was listening to a Māori Battalion CD a few years ago," says playwright David Mamea. "Then ...

Gallipoli landings

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Charles Dixon, The landing at Anzac, 1915 (Archives New Zealand, AAAC 898 NCWA Q388) Each year on Anzac Day, New Zealanders (and Australians) mark the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings of 25 April 1915. On that day, thousands of young men, far from their homes, landed on the beaches of the ...

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to Honour those who fought in the War Anzac Day. As tired as we were we listened to the Trumpet and watched people lay their wreaths, and lots of money, and cry. Our Uncle was a Giant to us, his hands were huge, and he wore his best gears, he was so handsome and he had all his medals on his Jacket ...

Passchendaele memorial locomotive

Passchendaele memorial locomotive

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100th anniversary of the Petone Anzac Day service on 25 April 2016. This March 2014 film by Bert Wouda shows a test run of the restored locomotive: Read more about the locomotive restoration project at WW100 Archives New Zealand  Reference: AAVK, W3493, D8924 Permission of Archives New Zealand Te Rua ...

Greerton war memorial

Greerton war memorial

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Anzac Day 2010. Sources: Joan Mirrielees, ‘Returned Soldiers Association’, Journal of the Tauranga Historical Society, no. 62, December 1978, pp. 18-20; ‘Plaque Restores Memory of Fallen’, Bay of Plenty Times, 23/4/1988, p. 3; ‘ Dawn Service Enters New Era for Tauranga RSA ’, Bay of Plenty Times, ...

Te Puke war memorial community centre

Te Puke war memorial community centre

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tablet that listed the names of 56 men from the district who gave their lives during the Second World War. A name from the Korean War was added later. On Anzac Day 1963 polished grey granite rolls of honour for both world wars were installed on either side of the hall’s main doors. These listed 22 names ...

Pitt St Methodist Church memorials, Auckland

Pitt St Methodist Church memorials, Auckland

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surmounted by a carving of a flag-draped cannon and stacked rifles. The roll of honour listed ranks as well as names. Almost half of the men listed were officers or NCOs. On Anzac Day 1921, a memorial stained glass window was unveiled on the northern side of the nave. This was accompanied by a brass tablet ...

Te Araroa Memorial

Te Araroa Memorial

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A crowd of 2,000 people gathered in the Te Araroa Domain on Anzac Day 1928 for the unveiling of the Matakaoa District First World War memorial. This was a pink granite obelisk set on a concrete base and inscribed with an elaborately worded dedication and the names of four local men who had given ...

Rawhiti war memorial

Rawhiti war memorial

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Rawhiti had also served in J Force (Japan), Korea, Malaya and Vietnam. For many years, members of the Russell RSA held their Anzac Day dawn service at Te Rawhiti marae. In recent years, dawn parades have been rotated between Russell, Te Rawhiti and Ngaiotonga. Sources: ‘Anzac Service at Te Rawhiti’ ...

Cambridge District War Memorial

Cambridge District War Memorial

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Anzac Day 1952 the memorial was rededicated, by which time a tablet with the names of two South African War veterans had been added; the two First World War roll of honour panels had been replaced by black granite tablets inscribed with 88 names (a smaller tablet with a further eight names was later ...

Joint documentary fund producing results

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feature-length documentaries with an important story to tell New Zealanders for both cinema and television. Waves of ANZAC Cove, is currently in production, with high-profile New Zealand actor Sam Neill as presenter. It is intended for screening around the Anzac Day centenary next year. Two further compelling ...

WWII veteran portraits gifted to RSA for future generations

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of images to the public. Not only through our digital archive, but through exhibitions and installations in communities throughout New Zealand.” The NZIPP WWII Veteran Portrait Project started on Anzac Day this year with hundreds of portraits taken at RSAs across the country. Each veteran who took ...

First World War video series launched

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willing participants and conscientious objectors, to the destruction seen on the Western Front, to the longing for home and loved ones,” Ms Barry says. “In the lead up to Anzac Day, WW100 – the First World War Centenary Programme- is releasing five animated videos exploring personal stories from Ngā ...

Dominion of Newfoundland

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‘Newfoundland Regiment’ began on 12 August 1914. The regiment served at Gallipoli in 1915 and on the Western Front from 1916 to 1918. Newfoundland and Anzac Day The Newfoundland Regiment was the only unit from North America to fight on Gallipoli. To mark its role in the campaign the Newfoundland Regiment ...

Flying the New Zealand Flag

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Commonwealth Day April 21- Birthday (actual) of Her Majesty The Queen 25- Anzac Day* June First Monday- Official birthday of Her Majesty The Queen 2- Coronation Day 10- Birthday of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh October 24- United Nations Day 4th Monday- Labour Day November 14- Birthday of His Royal ...

Sound: 'Today in New Zealand history', Anzac Day

Sound: 'Today in New Zealand history', Anzac Day

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Listen to  Today in New Zealand history, April the 25th: the spirit of Anzac, which was recorded in 1950. Transcript Though Anzac Day is not usually observed in the spirit in which it was instituted, there is probably no date in our history that has a greater significance for us than April the ...

Anzac Week marks 100th anniversary of Gallipoli

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Remembered: A Sound and Light Show runs throughout the week from Saturday and there will be a street parade on April 24. Anzac Day itself will see a dawn service at 5.30am and National Service of Commemoration from 11am, both at Pukeahu. In the afternoon there will be a service at the Ataturk Memorial at 2pm, ...

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what he had to say:

On ANZAC Day this year Aussies and Kiwis from the Sinai Force went to various wargraves throughout EGYPT, Israel and Libya to conduct ANZAC sevices. 

The Aussie contingent went to LIBYA and I gave their RSM the cemetery and plot number. He took the photos and his ...

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attend the last Anzac Day Service before his death and contented himself with committing his thoughts to paper.

Second Lieutenant 35671 Aperahama James Gerard Pera Aperahama ...

James Gerard Pera Aperahama

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they had helped fill a gap in an area of limited amusement. Fishing and writing were two of his main interests. He enjoyed writing and spent much time at it. He contributed to the Battalion Magazine. Due to his failing health he was unable to attend the last Anzac Day Service before his death and ...

St Luke's memorial trees, Manurewa

St Luke's memorial trees, Manurewa

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serviceman Alexander Whittingham. Doris died in December 1918 from influenza contracted while nursing patients at the Papakura hospital. Sources: ‘Manurewa: Roll of Honour Unveiled’, Pukekohe & Waiuku Times, 28/3/1916, p. 3; Alice Phillips, ‘Anzac Day Memorial Trees’, Manurewa Gazette, 21/4/1965; Gwen ...

Tauranga Memorial Park

Tauranga Memorial Park

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First World War memorial gates, the cenotaph at the memorial park, and the memorial at the Tauranga RSA. This was intended as both a sesquicentennial project and to mark the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. However, the new memorial was unveiled on Armistice Day 1990 rather than Anzac Day ...

Birkenhead War Memorial Park

Birkenhead War Memorial Park

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three nursing sisters: L.M. Giles, S.M. Macdonald and V.M. Town. On Anzac Day 1961 a Book of Remembrance was unveiled in the shrine. This listed the names of 66 men who had given their lives in the world wars. It was housed in a glass-topped wooden cabinet made of teak from (according to one account) ...

Turua Memorial Hall

Turua Memorial Hall

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its successor building, which was opened in 1936 after the first hall burnt down. The Turua Second World War roll of honour was unveiled in the hall on Anzac Day 1954. At this stage the hall still had not acquired war memorial status, but after it was refurbished and extended by the addition of supper ...

Protocols

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performed are occasions like the State Opening of Parliament, certain Government House receptions and church services, the national observance of Commonwealth Day and Anzac Day. Performing English and Māori versions There are no guidelines for performing God Defend New Zealand in both English and Māori, and ...

Dunedin’s Fourth Heritage Festival To Celebrate Architecture

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geographical focus of the Festival will change each day. Events on Anzac Day, the first day of the Festival, will be centred on the Railway Station, Toitu, Queen’s Gardens and the warehouse precinct. On Friday family games and activities will take place in the Octagon. St Paul’s Cathedral is set to unlock ...

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