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1976- key events

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1980s. Dawn raids intensify With the economy in recession and unemployment rising, the spotlight was turned on ‘overstayers’ – immigrants whose temporary visas had expired. Accused of overloading the welfare system, some were detained and deported. Dawn raids on the homes of alleged overstayers by police ...

Turuturumōkai NZ Wars memorial

Turuturumōkai NZ Wars memorial

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fought desperately to hold off a much larger Māori force. The raid was orchestrated by Ngāti Ruanui’s military leader, Riwha Tītokowaru. Tītokowaru’s strategy during his war of 1868–9 was one of controlled provocation. He employed ambush and raid tactics against the colonial forces in an attempt to ...

Action at Katia

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a timely warning. At dawn on 23 April 1916 the Ottoman Turkish raiding force took the British by surprise and completely overwhelmed two of the 5th Mounted Brigade’s outposts. While the Ottoman attackers were aided by a thick sea mist that hung over the area for much of the morning, the isolation and small ...

1918

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30th – First Raid on Amman: The AMR starts to move towards the NZMR’s objective, Point 3039, at 1.30 a.m. Heavy rain assists a silent approach. At 4.30 a.m. the defences on the hill are overrun by a bayonet charge, and by dawn the brigade overlooks the defences of Amman. The bulk of the WMR now arrives ...

"Landmark Title" takes top prize at New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

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challenging but important issues for teen readers. The winner was  My New Zealand Story: Dawn Raid  by Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith, which although historical in setting, has a message the judges felt to be hugely relevant in today’s geopolitical climate with its debates about immigration. The Wright Family ...

1918

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The Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment (CMR) and the rest of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR) move east across Palestine into the Jordan Valley in early 1918 as part of the Anzac Mounted Division. Two raids into the highlands east of the Jordan are costly failures. A third raid in ...

1918

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Palestine campaign map The Wellington Mounted Rifles Regiment (WMR) and the rest of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR) move east across Palestine into the Jordan Valley in early 1918 as part of the Anzac Mounted Division. Two raids into the highlands east of the Jordan are costly ...

Tuturau Māori reserve and war memorial

Tuturau Māori reserve and war memorial

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victory was short-lived. Three days later Te Pūoho was woken at dawn by the sound of men on the roof. When he came out to investigate he was shot dead by two Ngāi Tahu warriors. Tūhawaiki, the Ngāi Tahu chief, entered the kāinga unopposed. On 4 December 1937, the centenary of these events was marked ...

NZ Music Month Is Here!

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http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/news/2014/03/lawrence-arabia-plays-his-albums-in-full Dawn Raid 15th Anniversary Shows in Auckland and Wellington http://dawnraid.co.nz/dawn-raid-15th-anniversary-nz-aus-tour-2014/ May Album Releases: Tiny Ruins – Brightly Painted One Great North – Up In Smoke The Phoenix Foundation – Tom's Lunch EP Pop Strangers – Fortuna Sherpa – Blues & ...

Major new publication the first to cover the thousand-year history of Pacific Peoples in New Zealand

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the politically explosive era of the dawn raids, the effect of New Zealand’s contemporary foreign policy on the Pacific, and the rise (and rise) of Pacific individuals in New Zealand politics, sports, and arts. The book was conceptualised by Mallon and Māhina-Tuai during a four-year research programme ...

Te Rauparaha

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Toa attack and in July 1846 Governor George Grey raided Te Rauparaha's pā at dawn and took him prisoner. He was held illegally without charge until January 1848 while Grey crushed his tribe.  Adapted from the DNZB biography by Steven Oliver Read the full entry in the Dictionary of New Zealand ...

Wellington Film Wins New Zealand's Best Awards

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Warriors in the best possible way.” – Roger Donaldson   Milk & Honey NZ 2012. Director/Screenplay: Marina Alofagia McCartney Producers: Angela Hicks, Marina Alofagia McCartney. 14 mins This brief drama recalls the notorious dawn raids on Pasifika families. “I lived in Ponsonby in the 70s and remember ...

Judges for New Zealand’s Best Announced

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the best possible way.” – Roger Donaldson. Milk & Honey NZ 2012. Director/Screenplay: Marina Alofagia McCartney Producers: Angela Hicks, Marina Alofagia McCartney. 14 mins This brief drama recalls the notorious dawn raids on Pasifika families. “I lived in Ponsonby in the 70s and remember the ...

Last battles

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would weaken Ngāti Toa and assert Grey’s authority over the chief’s mana. Grey also wanted to avoid forcing Te Rauparaha to make a choice between his nephew and the settlers. Wellington war sites around Pāuatahanui A small naval party landed at Te Rauparaha’s pā at Taupō (Plimmerton) at dawn on 23 July. ...

Battle of Rafah

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The senior commanders of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) were greatly encouraged by the apparent ease with which the garrison at Magdhaba had been destroyed. They now decided to mount a raid against the last significant Ottoman presence in the Sinai – the Ottoman garrison at Rafah. This ...

Turuturumōkai to Moturoa

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Turuturumōkai memorial Before dawn on Sunday 12 July 1868, 60 of Tītokowaru’s men led by Haowhenua bypassed the large colonial force in Waihī Redoubt and attacked nearby Turuturumōkai, which was garrisoned by 22 men. By the time Major Gustavus von Tempsky arrived from Waihī with reinforcements ...

Alan Deere

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parachute opened. As Luftwaffe raids over England intensified in late August 1940 Deere, along with fellow New Zealanders Colin Gray and John Gibson, quickly established himself as an outstanding fighter pilot. Perhaps more importantly, his luck continued to hold. On 28 August 1940 Deere was forced to bail ...

Wellington Mounted Rifles timeline 1914-19

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raid on British outposts near Katia. They cover the 40 km from Salhia to Kantara overnight. 24th – The NZMR arrives at Kantara in the morning and takes over part of No. 3 Section of the Suez Canal defences. The WMR and Auckland Mounted Rifles man an outpost line near Hill 70, 10 km north-east of ...

Canterbury Mounted Rifles timeline 1914-19

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Salhia, in the desert north-west of Ismailia, where the NZMR is being concentrated for training. 23rd – The CMR and the rest of the Anzac Mounted Division receive an urgent order to move to Kantara in response to an Ottoman raid on British outposts near Katia, 40 km to the north-east. The mounted troops ...

1916

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to lieutenant-colonel. Four other WMR officers are attached to the training regiment: Captain Philip Oldham and Lieutenants William Foley, William Janson and Reuben Bird. 23rd – The WMR and the rest of the Anzac Mounted Division receive an urgent order to move to Kantara in response to a Turkish raid ...

Auckland Mounted Rifles timeline 1914-19

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high ground of the Sari Bair Range. This column is to take Chunuk Bair at dawn. One of the casualties suffered by the Regiment in the fighting this day is the loss of Lieutenant-Colonel Mackesy’s son, 13/254 2nd Lieutenant Henry Mackesy, 4th (Waikato) Squadron, killed in action. 8th – Battle of Chunuk ...

Overview

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the streets in marches and protests. Key issues for women included the right to safe legal abortion, pay equity, matrimonial property rights, and legislation to outlaw discrimination against women. Race relations suffered a setback with the controversial dawn raids by police on the homes of ...

The banishment of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III

The banishment of Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III

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The Samoan Offenders Ordinance was used against Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III for one of the more trivial offences committed during Richardson's administration. ...

Glossary

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mine' APC Armoured personnel carrier: M113 for troops, M125 mortars, M548 cargo, M577 ACV, M579 fitters Arc Area a weapon or soldier was required to cover in an all-round protective posture Arc light operations Code name for the devastating aerial raids of B52 Stratofortresses against enemy positions in ...

1918: spring offensive and advance to victory

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pace with the advancing infantry, and discipline suffered as troops looted British supply depots. Len Coley [Collins], a private in 2nd Battalion, Wellington Regiment, left a description of the fighting on 27 March: As dawn broke... we passed through and halted just outside the village of Colincamps. ...

March 1944

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in areas. Doing nothing at all. Weather although overcast improved by midday and fine by the afternoon. CO and Maj Henare visited Division HQ. 0900 hrs CO holds Orderly room – one case only taken. Showers functioning all day at Battalion HQ. Slight air raid by the enemy in the morning on Cassino ...

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