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Māori Battalion diary- June 1943

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1200 hrs lunch. 1300 hrs to 1700 hrs a very large parcel and paper mail arrived at Battalion and was distributed to the men during this period. 1715 hrs tea. Weather: fine and warm. Yesterday history was made as this is the first occasion since they had been overseas that the Battalion, as a Battalion, ...

Ida Te Pou, Bob Gillies and Aubrey Balzer, Taupō 2010

Ida Te Pou, Bob Gillies and Aubrey Balzer, Taupō 2010

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Ida Te Pou, Bob Gillies and Aubrey Balzer relax, talk and get some respite from the intensely hot Taupō weather inside the RSA. Not to be reproduced without the permission of Harima Fraser ...

Gunners at Waiouru, 1965

Gunners at Waiouru, 1965

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Gunners from 161 Battery at Waiouru prior to their deployment to Vietnam, April–May 1965. The difference in the weather at Waiouru compared to where they were going was stark. Mike Wicksteed 161 battery waiouru ...

Steamers at Hokitika, 1866

Steamers at Hokitika, 1866

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New Zealand in the 1860s – before the Vogel rail boom of the 1870s – was a maritime frontier, a string of largely isolated coastal enclaves linked by sailing ships and steamers. Sea travel was slow, weather-dependent, and often uncomfortable. New Zealand’s rugged coastline, changeable weather ...

The Devil’s Nest road

The Devil’s Nest road

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The Devil’s Nest – The Great South Road, circa 1863. An all-weather road was an essential prerequisite for an invasion of the Waikato basin. Overland access to the Waikato River from Auckland was severely restricted by densely wooded hills. Even the outlying settlements of Papakura and Drury were ...

Mt Hector war memorial

Mt Hector war memorial

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1950, a large working party drawn from all the clubs toiled up from Otaki Forks in typically atrocious Tararua weather carrying the cross (which weighed more than 200 pounds), the plaque, cement and gravel from the river. On the exposed tops there was so much wind and rain that only the cross bearers ...

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this period. 1715 hrs tea. Weather: fine and warm. Yesterday history was made as this is the first occasion since they had been overseas that the Battalion, as a Battalion, has ever set foot in Maadi to stay.2 June, Wed Routine as per

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Ida Te Pou, Bob Gillies and Aubrey Balzer relax, talk and get some respite from the intensely hot Taupō weather inside the RSA. Not to be reproduced without the permission of Harima Fraser Ida Te Pou, Bob Gillies and Aubrey Balzer, Taupō 2010 Ida Te Pou, Bob Gillies and Aubrey Balzer, ...

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Ida Te Pou, Bob Gillies and Aubrey Balzer relax, talk and get some respite from the intensely hot Taupō weather inside the RSA. Not to be reproduced without the permission of Harima Fraser Ida Te Pou, Bob Gillies and Aubrey Balzer, Taupō 2010 Ida Te Pou, Bob Gillies and Aubrey Balzer, ...

Recovering the flight recorders from Erebus

Recovering the flight recorders from Erebus

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hours of light During summer Antarctica experiences 24 hours of daylight, so the site investigation and recovery operation could continue at any hour so long as the weather held. As the surveyors began to survey the site and lay out a grid system and a helipad, the investigators began searching the ...

First trans-Tasman flight touches down

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the Union Steam Ship Company’s radio school in Wellington, had joined the four-man crew as radio operator. Though the flight had been postponed for a week in the hope of good weather over the Tasman, they struck thunderstorms throughout the night after taking off from Richmond, west of Sydney, in the ...

Māori Battalion diary- February 1943

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inter-platoon sports based on Brigade programme. Weather: fine and sunny, cold evenings. 2 Feb, Tues 0730-0945 hrs as per syllabus. See Training Syllabus   for week. The remainder of the day was devoted to a Battalion Drill rehearsal on Battalion parade ground for Divisional parade to be held on Thursday 4th  ...

Opening of railway from Invercargill to Bluff

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Invercargill–Makarewa line (1864) – it opened amid fanfare and optimism. Unfortunately, Southland’s first railway had been a costly flop. The Makarewa line was built with wooden rails which in wet weather became slippery and were crushed by the tiny locomotives; in dry weather, sparks sometimes set the track alight. ...

SS Penguin wrecked in Cook Strait

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Hauling wreckage and a body ashore at Cape Terawhiti (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/1-020152-G) On the evening of 12 February 1909, the Union Steam Ship Company passenger steamer  Penguin  left Picton for Wellington in fine weather. Conditions quickly deteriorated as the Penguin reached Cook ...

Māori Battalion diary- November 1942

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came under some enemy shelling. 39282 2/Lt Monty Wikiriwhi marched into the Battalion as IO at 1000 hrs Lt Reg Mariu, detached to 5 Brigade as IO. Lt. Roy Te Punga took over adjutant duties in lieu of Lt Mariu. Weather: Most inclement. Dull and sultry with showers.  Heavy rain set in at 1500 hrs and ...

1921 Springbok tour programme

1921 Springbok tour programme

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The official programme for the 1921 Springbok rugby tour of New Zealand. The South Africans lost the first test in Dunedin 13–5 before winning 9–5 in Auckland. The deciding test, played at Wellington’s Athletic Park in awful weather, ended in a scoreless draw, leaving the series tied 1–1. ...

Koru capsule on Mt Erebus

Koru capsule on Mt Erebus

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of the victims of the disaster who were visiting Antarctica, but bad weather prevented this. It was eventually taken to the site in January 2010. Image: © R McPhail. memorials erebus disaster antarctica ...

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0945-1115 hrs route march by companies. 1339-1500 hrs inter-platoon sports based on Brigade programme. Weather: fine and sunny, cold evenings.2 Feb, Tues 0730-0945 hrs as per syllabus. See

SS Penguin plaque

SS Penguin plaque

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the site during a ceremony to mark the disaster's centenary on 12 February 2009, but the event was moved to Makara Hall because of bad weather.   Image courtesy of Wellington City Council, 2010 Other memorials disasters shipping cook strait ...

Māori Battalion diary- July 1943

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ORs, one sergeant and one officer (2/Lt George McDonald) left Battalion HQ to report to Divisional Provost HQ. Weather: fine and very warm. 2 July, Fri routine as per ROs No 37. As part of the Battalion is still on leave and the remainder in camp resting, there is nothing of importance to report today. ...

Choosing a New Zealand Flag

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FlagSeller: http://flagseller.co.nz Flag & Banner Company: http://flagsandbanners.co.nz, 0800 435 247. The Ministry does not hold any supplies of the New Zealand Flag. Storm flags for bad weather The Flag shouldn’t be lowered because of bad weather. Smaller storm flags can be used when wind speeds are ...

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1000 hrs Lt Reg Mariu, detached to 5 Brigade as IO. Lt. Roy Te Punga took over adjutant duties in lieu of Lt Mariu. Weather: Most inclement. Dull and sultry with showers.  Heavy rain set in at 1500 hrs and continued for the greater part of the ...

Mt Ruapehu air crash kills 13

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its position 30 minutes north of Whanganui, and it did not arrive in Hamilton as expected. An intensive aerial search was mounted. Numerous military and civil aircraft searched each day until the light failed or they were stopped by bad weather. But with hundreds of people saying they had heard an ...

Early days

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received similar treatment. As the boats approached the beach, boatmen waded out, took the passengers on their backs and carried them ashore. This was possible only in fine, calm weather. Ships’ captains kept a weather eye on the horizon. At the first sign of danger or a shift in the wind, work stopped and ...

Polar blast sweeps the country

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Snow in the Upper Hutt suburb of Pinehaven (Wikimedia Commons) New Zealand’s heaviest snowfall in decades closed airports and schools, forced the cancellation of buses and trains, caused electricity blackouts and cut off many communities across the country. Weather watchers described the storm as ...

Auckland railway station memorial gardens

Auckland railway station memorial gardens

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sold and partly converted into student accommodation. Due to weather leakage problems a major upgrade had to be undertaken which resulted in the current Grand Central Apartments. The First World War roll of honour board is located on the promenade level. All suburban trains now use the Britomart ...

Early evening news on TV

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screened sometime between 6 and 8 p.m. The first news programmes shown in the early 1960s consisted entirely of overseas film. Local news and weather and a national news bulletin were soon added. Since then the content of the news has remained largely the same. The amount of local and regional news ...

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one and a third bottles was made available. 1800 hrs nightly piquet to Cairo consisting of 12 ORs, one sergeant and one officer (2/Lt George McDonald) left Battalion HQ to report to Divisional Provost HQ. Weather: fine and very warm.2 July, Fri routine as per ...

Māori Battalion diary- May 1943

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and inspection of all arms. 0900–1100 hrs rifle companies went out on routine march, Company Commanders choosing their routes. Weather: fine and dull with poor visibility. 2 May, Sun 0600 hrs reveille. 0700 hrs breakfast. 1030 hrs Church of England parade for Battalion. Chaplain Capt. Tunoa Wanoa ...

Māori Battalion diary- April 1943

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ranks had done a great job. Normal sentries were posted. Weather: fine, sunny and very warm. 2 April, Fri 0800 hrs received word to move from our present position which is on the east side of the road running from Gabes to Oudreff to the western side of the road a distance of less than 800 m. In the new ...

South Auckland military posts and scenes of engagements 1863

South Auckland military posts and scenes of engagements 1863

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all-weather road was vital to the British plans to occupy the Waikato basin. The sites of a number of engagements along the road are indicated, as are those of the encounters at Koheroa, Meremere and Rangiriri which followed the initial invasion of Waikato on 12 July 1863. Alexander Turnbull Library ...

Jean Batten reaches Auckland after epic solo flight

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flying day and night, sometimes in bad weather. She arrived in Darwin in 5 days 21 hours – 24 hours faster than the previous record-holder, Jimmy Broadbent. News of the record was front-page news around the world. Batten continued on her way, arriving in Sydney on 13 October. While she had a welcome rest ...

Operation Overdue

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operation begins Poor weather delayed progress until the afternoon of 2 December. Then, as agreed, two surveyors, members of the investigation team, and their mountaineer assistants were flown to the site. Their priority was to find the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and the digital flight data recorder ...

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Sat 0630 hrs reveille. 0645–0715 hrs physical training, 0745 hrs breakfast. 0845–0900 hrs Company parade and inspection of all arms. 0900–1100 hrs rifle companies went out on routine march, Company Commanders choosing their routes. Weather: fine and dull with poor visibility.2 May, ...

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Tunoa Wanoa held service in the centre of the unit in memory of those of comrades who fell. CO also made mention of the fact that all ranks had done a great job. Normal sentries were posted. Weather: fine, sunny and very warm.2 April, Fri 0800 hrs received word ...

Strikes and strandings

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Strikes … again The Cook Strait ferries were vital to the flow of freight and passengers between the North and South islands (especially before the days of cheap air travel). Any interruptions, whether they were caused by bad weather, mechanical problems or strikes and lockouts, inevitably hit the ...

Cyclone Bola strikes

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Cyclone Bola, one of the most damaging storms to hit New Zealand, struck Hawke’s Bay and Gisborne–East Cape in March 1988. The weather system slowed as it moved over the area, bringing torrential rain for more than three days. Worst affected was the hill country behind Gisborne. In places, more ...

Parliament's first sitting in Auckland

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was to be the colony’s capital city (and home to Parliament) for the next 10 years. Though the day was auspicious – it was Queen Victoria’s birthday – the weather was wet and miserable and the parliamentary building was not yet completed. Still, there was excitement in the air as New Zealand took an ...

Trevor Hatherton during the IGY 1957-58

Trevor Hatherton during the IGY 1957-58

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provided weather data for incoming American aircraft, and conducted research in the fields of aurora, geomagnetism, ionosphere and seismology. Image: © J W Beagley, Antarctica NZ Pictorial Collection: BSPe143 Permission of Antarctica New Zealand must be obtained before any reuse of this image. antarctica ...

Victoria Cross Memorial Plaque, Wellington

Victoria Cross Memorial Plaque, Wellington

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Sanders, Captain Alfred Shout, Lieutenant Percy Storkey, Sergeant Richard Travis, Corporal Lawrence Weathers Who were awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for gallantry, during the First World War" Images: Emily Simons, 2015 World Wars wellington city victoria cross ...

Mrs Muir

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Elizabeth died on 12 December 1905, 'the funeral, despite the very wet weather yesterday, was followed by many friends who were devotedly attached to the kindly old lady.' David died in 1911, they are buried in the Warepa Cemetery, South Otago. Sources BDM online NZ  ...

Fifteen die in mysterious shipwreck

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establish the cause of the tragedy. The Holmglen was only three years old and was not overloaded. Although the weather at the time was poor, it should not have troubled a vessel of its size. There was speculation that shifting deck cargo, or some other instability, caused the ship to suddenly heel. An ...

New Zealand's first sheep released

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Zealand’s sheep are Romney, an English breed capable of producing both wool and meat of good quality. Romneys are also able to tolerate New Zealand’s varied weather.  Waimate mission station, 1845 (Alexander Turnbull Library, PUBL-0144-1-330) ...

Mount Tongariro erupts

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100 m long and 150 m wide. It lasted for about 40 minutes, emitting steam and smoke to a great height. Fine weather allowed onlookers to see the plume from some distance away. A south-westerly wind carried a cloud of red ash towards Ātiamuri, north of Taupō. A party on the slopes of Tongariro made ...

Rail tunnel pierces the Southern Alps

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work the following year, but the project was plagued by engineering problems, extreme weather and labour shortages, forcing the PWD to step in again. When the two ends of the tunnel were joined in 1918, the surveyors’ centre lines were less than 30 mm apart, impressive accuracy for the era. Due to the ...

Map showing daily gains during Battle of the Somme

Map showing daily gains during Battle of the Somme

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Each great attack on the Somme in 1916 achieved gains of only a mile or two at enormous human cost. ...

DC-3 crashes in Kaimai Range

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Gisborne and Napier. The weather was stormy, but forecasts underestimated the force of the wind. During its descent into Tauranga, the plane was caught in a turbulent downdraught and slammed into a ridge on the Kaimai Range. Insufficient altitude and navigational problems contributed to the crash, but the ...

Hillside railway workshops roll of honour boards

Hillside railway workshops roll of honour boards

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War. A large crowd gathered at the workshops for their unveiling on 31 July 1949 despite ‘cold and showery weather’. In his address to the crowd, New Zealand Railways' acting general manager, E.H. Langford, appealed for those present to not regard the tablets ‘as solely a memorial, but as a living ...

Wallace Rowling

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have won on a wave of sympathy over Kirk’s death. New Zealand weathered the worldwide economic crisis better than some countries. But National’s Robert Muldoon labelled Rowling’s policy of borrowing to keep people and industry working ‘borrow and hope’. Muldoon also portrayed Rowling as weak. He was ...

Nelson South African War memorial

Nelson South African War memorial

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perfect weather, the Hon. Colonel Pitt unveiled the 4.9-m marble memorial depicting a soldier with a rifle in his hands atop a platform on four pedestals. Pitt spoke of the need for a navy and military training for citizens. The memorial lists soldiers from the province who made the ultimate sacrifice: ...

Container shipping

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held up by bad weather. All that time the ship incurred harbour dues, electricity and water charges and labour costs while earning nothing for the shipping line. The use of containers in Christchurch During their stays the first four container ships worked about 9000 tonnes of cargo per voyage – 2000 ...

Last unclimbed face of Aoraki/Mt Cook conquered

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New Zealand’s highest mountain at 3764 m, Aoraki/Mt Cook became a focus of early mountaineering. Although not especially high by global standards, New Zealand peaks can be challenging to climb because of unpredictable weather and heavy snowfalls. The first party to attempt to scale Aoraki/Mt Cook in ...

First woman swims Cook Strait

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Bering Strait and in Antarctic waters. The 22.5-km Cook Strait crossing involves braving chilly water, treacherous tides and changeable weather. R.G. Webster and Lily Copplestone made the first attempts in 1929. The first person to succeed was Barrie Devenport on 20 November 1962. Philip Rush made the ...

Last spike completes North Island main trunk railway

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weather, muddy embankments and interfering photographers would permit’.  Construction of the central section of the line between Te Awamutu and Marton had taken 23 years of surveys, land negotiations, political wrangling and back-breaking physical effort by thousands of labourers. The first through train ...

US Navy tragedy at Paekākāriki

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Ten United States Navy personnel drowned off the Kāpiti Coast, north of Wellington, during a training exercise in bad weather. As wartime censorship prevented newspapers from publicising the American presence in New Zealand, the incident was shrouded in mystery for decades. On the morning of 20 ...

Bumpy landing for Tasman’s first solo flyer

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was one spare collar, a razor, and a toothbrush.’ Menzies encountered rough weather over the Tasman and was driven well south of his intended destination, Blenheim. Shortly before 3 p.m., he mistook a swamp near Harihari for flat ground and crash-landed his aircraft, which flipped upside down. He ...

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Officers in the Battalion and the lecture was held at A Coy house. Bad weather and bad ground conditions still holding up the Operation. Weather: Rain practically all day. Cloudy and overcast. Visibility nil. By night rain fairly consistent and heavy.2 ...

March 1944

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Bad weather and bad ground conditions still holding up the Operation. Weather: Rain practically all day. Cloudy and overcast. Visibility nil. By night rain fairly consistent and heavy. 2 March, Thurs Reveille 0700 hrs. Breakfast 0800 hrs. RAP 0830 hrs. Lunch 1200 hrs. Tea 1630 hrs. RO’s issued today. ...

Māori Battalion diary- March 1942

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a country reminiscent of Greece.  5 Mar: 0700 hrs reveille. The normal Routine of Kabrit was carried out. A, B and C Coys. Commence a three and a half hour route march. Owing to the inclemency of the weather the remainder of the Battalion did not route march in the afternoon as was intended, but spent an ...

The grand plan

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had to be suitable for landing craft to beach safely, and the airborne troops needed a full moon. The day chosen, when the required conditions coincided, was 5 June. Bad weather forced Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower to postpone the landing. Among the six meteorologists advising him was ...

Keith Woodford describes Erebus crash scene

Keith Woodford describes Erebus crash scene

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Woodford: Well here at McMurdo they weren't terribly good. We'd in fact been helicoptered back from the Dry Valleys where we we're working at the time of the accident. So we were actually about 100 or 150 miles away. And we had to wait here at McMurdo for the weather to clear because at that ...

Canterbury's 'Big Snow'

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Sheep struggling in snow on Sawdon Station, Lake Tekapo, 1992 (© Tony Allan) Cantabrians awoke to find the region blanketed in snow. The ‘Big Snow’, as the storm came to be known, was the region’s heaviest for 30 years. From midday on 27 August weather forecasts alerted residents to the likelihood ...

The Wahine disaster

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the accident was the atrocious weather conditions, the subsequent inquest also acknowledged that errors of judgement had been made both on board the ferry and on shore. Shipwrecks were commonplace in the 19th century, but this was the 1960s – how could a large, modern vessel founder almost within ...

Isabella Cruikshank

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– shortly after a clearing sale was held. 'Notwithstanding very boisterous weather there was a good attendance, and everything sold at satisfactory prices'. The farm was advertised for lease in 1887 and Isabella continued to live in Wairuna where she signed the suffrage petition. Her two sisters ...

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road facing Castel Benito and passed the start line at 0045 hrs. The Brigade order was 21, 23 Brigade HQ and 28 Battalion. Weather: fine and sunny.2 Mar, Tue Brigade Officer Group located HQ 2 Buffs (from who we are taking over) at 0830 hrs and proceeded on a reconnaissance of ...

Māori Battalion diary- March 1943

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Scenic Views. 2030 hrs Carriers mounted on transporters moved out and headed for the front. 2330 hrs Battalion embussed and assembled on road facing Castel Benito and passed the start line at 0045 hrs. The Brigade order was 21, 23 Brigade HQ and 28 Battalion. Weather: fine and sunny. 2 Mar, Tue Brigade ...

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 In sunny warm weather as shown even pushbikes go along with the NZ Division as this 28 (Maori) Battalion member Pvt. Arthur King from Kaitai of  Northland, New Zealand is happy to demonstrate. His Maori unit is following the retreating Germans in the Liri Valley after break out from Cassino on ...

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 In sunny warm weather as shown even pushbikes go along with the NZ Division as this 28 (Maori) Battalion member Pvt. Arthur King from Kaitai of  Northland, New Zealand is happy to demonstrate. His Maori unit is following the retreating Germans in the Liri Valley after break out from Cassino on ...

Going Nowhere Without My Bikes..

Going Nowhere Without My Bikes..

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 In sunny warm weather as shown even pushbikes go along with the NZ Division as this 28 (Maori) Battalion member Pvt. Arthur King from Kaitai of  Northland, New Zealand is happy to demonstrate. His Maori unit is following the retreating Germans in the Liri Valley after break out from Cassino on ...

Returning bodies of Erebus victims

Returning bodies of Erebus victims

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weather delayed the evacuation of the Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) teams and the last loads of bodies, remains and personal belongings until that evening. Next day, with the evacuation in progress, Captains Tony Foley and Peter Rhodes of the NZ Airline Pilots Association, who were assisting with ...

Wahine wrecked in Wellington Harbour

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occurred on the Eastbourne side of the harbour, where people were driven against sharp rocks by waves. A subsequent court of inquiry found that about 12 people died on the beach after reaching the shore Although the main cause of the accident was the atrocious weather conditions, the court of inquiry found ...

Minnie Warnes

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wretched weather, the Salvation Army Fortress in Dowling St was crowded...When the marriage party entered the fortress they were greeted by a 'volley' from the band'. After their marriage the couple proceded to Oamaru where they were to be stationed –they had seven children, one who died in ...

Sound clip: holidays in the UK and NZ

Sound clip: holidays in the UK and NZ

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Vera Donoghue describes holidaying in UK vs NZ. Transcript of this interview A fortnight's holiday — that was your big holiday — and you'd go away, or just go out for the day. But the weather was never good enough, you know, to sit and sunbathe. I used to go to Scotland and after ...

Maori Battalion diary- November 1943

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at Battalion HQ. Dress laid down: Battle dress, FS caps and gaiters. All passes handed in at Battalion HQ on arrival and not to Coy Orderly Rooms. Health: Evacuations to date: total 10. Dysentery 1, Malaria 1 (Capt Matehaere), Bells Palsy 3, NYD 3, Accidental Injuries 2. Weather: A perfect day. Fine ...

Slow beginnings

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the power had returned to the colonial government, the British government having disallowed the ordinance. The colonial government agreed to fund a replacement beacon in 1844. But it proved entirely inadequate – it was only visible from about eight kilometres in good weather. The Pickwick, the Tyne ...

 Aratere ferry slide show

Aratere ferry slide show

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Click on the photograph above to see a slide show of images showing the Aratere in good and bad weather. 'El Lemon' In 1999 the Dominion ’s Infotech Weekly enthused about Tranz Rail’s latest ferry, the first ship in 16 years built specially for the Cook Strait run. ‘From bridge to engine ...

Further information

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Biography) Percy Storkey biography (Australian Dictionary of Biography) Lawrence Weathers biography (Australian Dictionary of Biography) Books G.A. Bryant, Where the prize is highest: the stories of the New Zealanders who won the Victoria Cross, Collins, Auckland, 1972 Glyn Harper and Colin Richardson, In ...

Liner Wanganella refloated in Wellington Harbour

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same place 21 years later, the incident occurred in calm seas and everyone on board was safely evacuated. For 18 days the Wanganella was stuck fast to the reef, despite attempts by tugboats to tow it off. A remarkable spell of calm weather undoubtedly saved the ship from becoming a total wreck, leading ...

New Zealand forces capture Castle Hill at Cassino

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had been waiting three weeks in freezing rain for suitable weather for an aerial assault. Bombarded from air and land, Cassino was reduced to a pile of rubble. But the German defenders rallied quickly and put up staunch resistance. In conditions reminiscent of the First World War, Allied armour and ...

Historic pōwhiri to take place at 1pm tomorrow, Friday 18

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years ago. Please note that some details/dates have changed since our advisory earlier this week. Because of adverse weather en route, waka in the Voyage flotilla are now not expected to make it to Wharekaho Beach ahead of the pōwhiri, as originally planned. This means public tours of the waka are also ...

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0700 hrs reveille. The normal Routine of Kabrit was carried out. A, B and C Coys. Commence a three and a half hour route march. Owing to the inclemency of the weather the remainder of the Battalion did not route march in the afternoon as was intended, but spent an ...

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Evacuations to date: total 10. Dysentery 1, Malaria 1 (Capt Matehaere), Bells Palsy 3, NYD 3, Accidental Injuries 2. Weather: A perfect day. Fine and sunny northeasterly breeze. Very chilly by 1600 hrs and cold overnight. Promise of fine day again.5 Nov, Fri Routine ...

St Andrew's Memorial Church

St Andrew's Memorial Church

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Anglican Bishop of Auckland Alfred Walter Averill laid the foundation stone of the new church of St Andrew’s, Inglewood, on 30 November 1922. He returned to dedicate the completed building on 1 July 1923 (the ceremony was deferred from 28 June as originally planned because of bad weather). The ...

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CO car being repaired at Division workshops. Weather: Very misty and overcast during the day.2 Feb, Wed Reveille 0700 hrs. Breakfast 0800 hrs. RAP 0830 hrs. Lunch 1200 hrs. Tea 1630 hrs. 0700 hrs Leave party left for Pompei. Officers in charge 2/Lts McRae, ...

February 1944

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Division workshops. Weather: Very misty and overcast during the day. 2 Feb, Wed Reveille 0700 hrs. Breakfast 0800 hrs. RAP 0830 hrs. Lunch 1200 hrs. Tea 1630 hrs. 0700 hrs Leave party left for Pompei. Officers in charge 2/Lts McRae, W Reedy and C Balzer. 0900 hrs CO’s orderly room: several cases dealt ...

Air New Zealand plane fuselage on Mt Erebus

Air New Zealand plane fuselage on Mt Erebus

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Only one section of the fuselage of the Air New Zealand DC-10 remained intact on the icy slopes of Mt Erebus. Red and green flags were used to respectively mark out the search area in a grid pattern and indicate the site of human remains.  Recovery operation begins A break in the weather allowed ...

Pencarrow Lighthouse documentary

Pencarrow Lighthouse documentary

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Hear this 1959 Radio New Zealand documentary made to mark the centenary of the Pencarrow Lighthouse. Transcript For Tuesday's ceremony the weather was fine and sunny. But by the time we'd climbed to the lighthouse there was a strong north westerly wind blowing, as you will hear in ...

The battle: July-August

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was termed, took place on 13 August, after being delayed five days by adverse weather. Continuing weather problems lessened its impact, but it brought Fighter Command to the brink of destruction. Airfields throughout southeast England came under heavy bombardment. Two days later, Fighter Command faced ...

Māori Battalion diary- September 1943

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played 26 Battalion team and lost. 1700 hrs A Coy supplied Brigade guard. Issue of one bottle of beer per man made this day. 2000-2200 hrs 26 Battalion concert party entertained the boys at “El Djem” Amphitheatre. Weather: Fine, sunny and very warm. 2 Sept, Thurs 0600-0800 hrs C Coy played D Coy at ...

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 ...

Wreck of the Sophia Pate

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board, along with the captain’s wife and son, 10 crew members and another passenger. Though Harrison waited for favourable weather and sailed cautiously along a charted channel near South Head, the Sophia Pate ran aground at 4 p.m. By 10 p.m. increasingly strong swells had broken the ship apart, ...

Royal New Zealand Navy memorial, Devonport

Royal New Zealand Navy memorial, Devonport

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Prime Minister Walter Nash on 24 May 1956. It was originally constructed from white marble faced with etched bronze panels. Some years later, having become badly weathered, it was reconstructed in black granite. A rededication ceremony was held on 26 February 2002. The memorial wall stands outside the ...

Sound clip: USS Truxtun anti-nuclear protest

Sound clip: USS Truxtun anti-nuclear protest

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protest boats are being flanked by police boats, which outnumber them by about three to one; they’re way behind the Truxtun now, and with the tide against them, and the weather, they’ve got no way of catching up. On the harbour, this is Bronwyn Williams. The USS Truxtun enters Wellington Harbour on 25 May ...

D. Gaitt

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Marriage Notice states that she was the sixth daughter of Mr G McKenzie of Tain, Rosshire, Scotland. They had nine children; Frederick James born 1866, Emma Annie born 1868, Jessie Sarah born 1869, George Weatherly born 1871, William Augustus born 1872, James Lowthorp born 1874, Edward McKenzie born 1877, ...

Victoria Cross recipients with NZ connection

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VC recipients with NZ connection NZ-born VC recipients who served with other forces Thomas Cooke Henry D'Arcy William Sanders Alfred Shout Percy Storkey Lawrence Weathers VC recipients who subsequently served with NZ forces Edward Daniel Bernard Freyberg Horace Martineau Timothy O’Hea Charles ...

Ops Up Top- Poem

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Operations in Viet Nam were usually of four to six week duration and were conducted in all weathers and all terrain. Hot and dry November to May and hot and wet May to November. It's hard to portray the scene but add little guys in black with AK47s, RPGs, jungle, hills, swamps, paddy fields, ...

Sound: life at sea in the Merchant Navy

Sound: life at sea in the Merchant Navy

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fires either side. And they were just bones. Shocking conditions, but they survived. And yet the same ship was one of the few that maintained its speed across the Atlantic in all weathers, [even compared] to the modern ones. It was still more seaworthy. Where was your accommodation? Mine was aft. The ...

Sound: a Merchant Navy seafarer looks back

Sound: a Merchant Navy seafarer looks back

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all gone [washed overboard]. You know, they were held on with a pin, and you'd have a tomahawk, and you'd bang it, and it'd escape. Even that had broken away, with the rough weather. But I was lucky, I never had to get in the water. Some of us were lucky, weren't we? Because we all ...

Mrs Gowdy

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Charles died in 1885, aged 29, his funeral was 'considering the boisterous nature of the weather, largely attended. About a dozen vehicles and a number of horsemen composed the cortege, which moved out of town to St John’s Cemetery, while the fire bell solemnly tolled.' Shortly after ...

Malcolm McGregor

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Territorial Air Force and civilian pilots, and competed in an international air race. He died just short of his 40th birthday after crashing while landing at Wellington’s Rongotai aerodrome in wretched weather. Adapted by Matthew Tonks from the DNZB biography b y Errol W. Martyn Further information: Read the ...

Map of Cassino area, 1944

Map of Cassino area, 1944

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briefly captured the railway station but reinforcements were unable to cross the destroyed rail causeway and the Maori were forced to retreat back across the Rapido under heavy enemy fire. After the aerial bombardment of the town and a delay caused by poor weather, the Corps launched a renewed attack on ...

LCpl Leslie Norman Templeton

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nasty and difficult war. The first we can note was Leslie N. Templeton, No. 982642 who came from Invercargill. He joined the regular army in 1969 and went overseas in October 1970. Serving with Victor 6 Company, he was wounded in June 1971 and writes: The weather was a nice warm 330C, falling to a cool ...

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1500 hrs Battalion baseball team played 26 Battalion team and lost. 1700 hrs A Coy supplied Brigade guard. Issue of one bottle of beer per man made this day. 2000-2200 hrs 26 Battalion concert party entertained the boys at “El Djem” Amphitheatre. Weather: Fine, sunny and very warm.2 ...

1959- key events

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project, which included expansion of the approach roads, took three years. The enlarged bridge was opened on 23 September 1969. The end of the golden weather The first performance of Bruce Mason’s one-man play, The end of the golden weather, was said to represent the birth of ‘authentic, New Zealand based ...

June 1944

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wounded at 2 NZGH Caserta. 0900 hrs Church Parade cancelled owing to bad weather. 0930 hrs Church Parade conducted by Rev Huata. Brigadier attended and spoke to the troops re the effort the 2 NZ Division had played in the past action. Also gave the troops the situation on all fronts, after which the CO ...

Wellingtonians in for a spectacular view of the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla as it arrives in Wellington!

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CBD: the tall ships at around 3pm, and the waka around 4pm. The  HMNZS Wellington  will also be docking. Note: The times and route above are approximate and subject to weather and maritime conditions and logistics on the day. Take your boat out to welcome the flotilla     You can watch from the water, ...

Sons of the Bishop: Captain Frederick Tiwha Bennett

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baggage. Tiwha was with the Battalion in Greece and Crete and the position of Transport officer was an exactingly difficult one, especially during the retreat from the Olympus Pass. There his platoon succeeded, under great pressure from the enemy and in the face of atrocious night time weather, in ...

Demise of Dominion Day

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enough public holidays already. Empire Day (24 May) and Labour Day (late October) were more popular. Some blamed the unreliable early spring weather. Others complained that the day was not made a paid holiday, except briefly for a privileged few. Still others blamed the weak sense of nationalism ...

Euan Dickson

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‘extremely unfavourable weather conditions’. The bar was awarded for an action on the 16th March, 1918, when he went to the assistance of a machine of his formation which was being attacked at close quarters by twelve enemy fighters. Despite the fact that all the guns on his machine were useless owing to ...

Pat Hetaraka Memorial, Clevedon

Pat Hetaraka Memorial, Clevedon

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address and laid a laurel wreath at the foot of the memorial stone. The inscription is today badly weathered. It reads as follows:- HE TOHU / WHAKAMAHARATANGA AROHA / MO TA MAUA / TAMAITI RAKATAHA / PTE. PATRICK REUBEN 802350 / 12TH REINFORCEMENT MAORI BTN / I MATE KI RIMINI ITALY / ITE 22 ONGA AA ...

Noodles, the mascot

Noodles, the mascot

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platoon hut and was a very good sentry. Sergeant Noodles's first collar was a puggaree studded with the hat badge and buttons of 15 North Auckland Regiment. In cold weather he wore a khaki coat made to measure by the camp tailor. The battalion's official history claimed that Noodles was an ...

Brunner on the Buller- roadside stories

Brunner on the Buller- roadside stories

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In late 1846, with his Māori guides Kehu and Pikewate, surveyor Thomas Brunner set off on an epic journey down the Buller River and to the West Coast. The group battled hunger, illness, injury and terrible weather, and it was 18 months before Brunner encountered another European. Transcript ...

Architectural style, construction & materials

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importance. By 1930 this was the only remaining dome in the city, the others having been removed because of the risk they would collapse in an earthquake. The dome and dormer windows are clad in copper, which develops a coating of green verdigris as it weathers. The copper is purely decorative and conceals ...

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atrocious night time weather, in evacuating the troops.In Crete, Headquarters Company was organised into a rifle company and Tiwha was given command of the three platoons. He was severely wounded in a rearguard action near MALEME aerodrome during the Battalion's evacuation, wounds notwithstanding he ...

After Passchendaele

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conditions, bleak winter weather and depressing memories of the Passchendaele fiasco combined to make this a particularly trying experience. Another failed attack, this time at Polderhoek in December 1917, added to the misery. Polderhoek Victoria Cross recipient Henry Nicholas This operation had the limited ...

'The floating bridge'

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load a wagon at his mill siding and have it sent straight through to a Napier bakery, reducing pilfering, damage, cost and time. Above all, time. Working cargo by conventional means was very slow. When delays caused by weather, labour shortages and industrial disputes were factored in, a coaster seldom ...

Plaque for NZers killed while working in Antarctica

Plaque for NZers killed while working in Antarctica

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a helicopter crash 40 km from Scott Base. They were returning to McMurdo Station in a US Navy helicopter after rebuilding the hut at a summer research station, Cape Bird. The weather deteriorated during their journey and the helicopter struck an icy slope above a 10-m ice cliff. Varcoe, Newport and Ben Micou, ...

November 1979 Antarctic flights

November 1979 Antarctic flights

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to see Antarctica – weather could obscure the view or force a change of route – and no refunds would be given. But the airline offered an appealing package. It included meals and refreshments, complimentary bar service, in-flight entertainment and commentary, and the 'unique opportunity to look ...

Annie Olds

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filtered water as the ship’s water was nasty.  While rounding The Horn in rough weather, this stoic woman wrote 'If things were no better at least they were no worse'. Every night she thanked God for his mercies and deliverance. Annie went on to have nine more children and remained a devout ...

Archibald Baxter

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Punishment No. 1 (called colloquially ‘the Crucifixion’). This consisted of being tied to a post in the open with his hands bound tightly behind his back and his knees and feet bound – for up to four hours a day, in all weathers. On 1 April 1918 he was taken to hospital in Boulogne, where he was diagnosed as ...

Independent Chair of Te Puna Kairangi /The Premium Production Fund announced

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years as a producer in the New Zealand screen industry. Her credits include the iconic feature The End of the Golden Weather and television series Gloss. She is a descendant of Ngati Porou, and her industry work in recent years has focused principally on Māori storytelling, as reflected in her credits ...

Former Governor FitzRoy commits suicide

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and published the first regular daily weather reports and forecasts. By 1865 FitzRoy was in financial difficulties, physically and mentally exhausted, and suffering from depression. On Sunday 30 April he rose from his bed, bolted the door to his dressing room and slit his throat with a razor. Robert ...

NZEF in Italy, 1944

NZEF in Italy, 1944

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modern equipment, an army is still at the mercy of the weather. Here too the rugged country ties it down. But the men of the New Zealand Division slug on. No matter how tough the going, or how rotten the weather, they always win through. Archives New Zealand Reference: Weekly Review No. 135: NZEF in ...

Co-ordinating the rescue

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were hit by flying debris. Because of slips blocking the road, only eight police officers were initially able to get to Eastbourne. Eventually another 100 officers and 150 civilians were involved in the rescue effort there. This was a difficult task in appalling weather, and many worked through the ...

Nuclear testing in the Pacific

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Nevada, and vessels of the Royal New Zealand Navy served as weather ships for British tests in the Indian Ocean. In 1963 the British, American and Soviet governments agreed to ban atmospheric tests. New Zealand also signed this treaty – but India, China and France were among those countries which did not. ...

Honouring Edmund Hillary

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New Zealanders – and the only living person – selected to appear on the nation’s new banknotes. His weather-beaten smiling face is instantly recognisable on the $5 note, alongside images of Aoraki/Mt Cook and a Ferguson tractor. He has also been commemorated in the names of various schools and ...

Caroline Tuft

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acted as Assistant Matron, and Caroline’s brother, Louis, bound for Auckland. However, the Tufts were disembarked at Gravesend because one of their children had whooping cough. This was, unknown to them, a lucky escape. The voyage of the Bebington  was dreadful, with bad weather, collisions, lack of ...

First ascent of Mt Cook

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the summit of Mt Cook via the Linda Glacier, a point that was reached again in 1890 by New Zealanders Guy Mannering and Marmaduke Dixon. Mt Cook was not a huge technical challenge for experienced climbers. Given favourable weather, Fitzgerald and Zurbriggen would undoubtedly succeed. But could ...

Te Kēkēao

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negotiations between missionaries and Ngāpuhi rangatira (including fellow He Whakaputanga signatory Wharepoaka), the group were released on the proviso that the missionaries return them to the East Cape. After bad weather hampered their first attempt, the Ngāti Porou group finally reached home on the Fortitude ...

Belgian Memorial

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in Corten steel, which naturally weathers to create a bronzed effect while providing long-term protection from the elements. The wreath appears to sit directly on the grass; the simplicity of this landscaping is intentional, to increase accessibility and enhance the impression created by the delicate ...

Spirit of NZ carries the mauri of Tuia 250 to Whakaraupō

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250 co-chairs Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr and Dame Jenny Shipley said the Spirit of New Zealand will also be met by the sailing crews of Ngahiraka Mai Tawhiti, Haunui and Fa’afaite, who travelled by land from Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington due to poor weather conditions. “Whakaraupō / Lyttelton is an ...

Pacific voyaging prowess honoured at historic early arrival site

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vessels in the Tuia 250 flotilla. Some vessels may come up to Waitangi Beach, depending on the weather. Everyone is welcome to join or observe this event which will offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience.   ...

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down for the night and all vehicles arrived in spite of the bad roads. They were well dispersed and camouflaged. Weather: Over cast during morning. Slight rain before dinner but later cleared in the afternoon. Very cold night.2 Dec, Thurs Reveille 0700 hrs. Breakfast 0730 hrs. ...

December 1943

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assigned to us. Situation now well in hand on both 5 and 6 Brigade fronts. Practically in Castel Frentano and at top escarpment.  Troops bed down for the night and all vehicles arrived in spite of the bad roads. They were well dispersed and camouflaged. Weather: Over cast during morning. Slight rain before ...

S. Dimant

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three weeks later he wrote again, wishing to know when Sara would return. [5] On 4 September 1897, an ‘unofficial’ letter from the Auckland office asks if Sara can stay in Auckland until at least 14 September, explaining:   Since Miss Dimant arrived, the weather has been very bad, and she has ...

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high demand, but also a perfect weather window had presented itself. This catching some by surprise and mostly the 4th Indian Division who were waiting on the slopes within an aggreed safe bomb line to attack the Abbey directly after the bombing run finished. Although orders were given to all Personnel ...

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high demand, but also a perfect weather window had presented itself. This catching some by surprise and mostly the 4th Indian Division who were waiting on the slopes within an aggreed safe bomb line to attack the Abbey directly after the bombing run finished. Although orders were given to all Personnel ...

First Major Allied Bomber Attack At Cassino

First Major Allied Bomber Attack At Cassino

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high demand, but also a perfect weather window had presented itself. This catching some by surprise and mostly the 4th Indian Division who were waiting on the slopes within an aggreed safe bomb line to attack the Abbey directly after the bombing run finished. Although orders were given to all Personnel ...

Sound: the 1907 fire at Parliament Buildings

Sound: the 1907 fire at Parliament Buildings

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interpreter's room about halfway between the chamber of the House of Representatives and the Legislative Council. He had passed only a few minutes earlier without noticing anything amiss. He promptly raised the alarm. The buildings were old, and following two months of very dry weather, the timbers were ...

Erebus disaster recovery work during blizzard

Erebus disaster recovery work during blizzard

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Recovery work among the debris of Air New Zealand Flight TE901 on Mt Erebus continued even in terrible weather conditions. The original caption to this photograph reads: ‘Hugh Logan below main fuselage. Strong ground blizzard blowing through wreckage’. No survivors Keith Woodford's account ...

Fast ferries on Cook Strait

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McKenzie forced Interisland Line to add fast ferries to its fleet. The first was the 37-knot wave-piercing catamaran Condor 10. Like its successors, it was marketed as The Lynx. The ship hit rough weather on its first voyage, causing passenger distress, but the Condor 10 returned each summer from 1994/95 ...

Rough crossings

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when the weather forecaster utters the dreaded words ‘fresh about Cook Strait’, and your cruise may seem more like riding a steel bucking bronco. Is it as bad as the newspapers sometimes make out? Seasoned Cook Strait observers urge caution when reading news reports of each latest ‘worst storm since ...

Major Gumble announces no contact with Erebus flight

Major Gumble announces no contact with Erebus flight

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might've been a likely place for the aircraft to be. There were also two C-130s and a couple of helicopters searching the area when we left. We would've liked to have stayed but our fuel wouldn't permit it. We had to come on back here. The weather was partly cloudy. The bases were at ...

Children's Day peace souvenir certificate

Children's Day peace souvenir certificate

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national anthem. Dunedin children were forced to listen to a lengthy speech on ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’, though this was punctuated by more amusing fare – including the appearance of a leopard. In Wellington an estimated 5000 children gathered outside Parliament Buildings, in bad weather, to hear ...

M. A. Taylor

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etc. When 20 she married George James Taylor, a painter and plumber, and lived in Hammersmith. Two children died infants, but by 1883, they immigrated to New Zealand with four boys: George 8, Henry 6, Albert 2, and Walter a baby. They left from Plymouth on the Waitangi. With favourable weather, they ...

VJ Day

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2004. Hear extract from this interview The next day, although the crowds were much smaller, drunken hooligans returned, and the police arrived in numbers to restore civil peace. In Wellington inclement weather reduced the numbers in the streets – instead people crowded into the hotels, while in ...

The Long Green- Poem

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its lustre And the legends began to grow It will always be the place of the enemy Tread softly if you had to go Its lustre turned to gloom when you Patrolled its boundaries And the extreme weather day and night Only added to its mystery It was as if the Long Green held regret For what the ATF had done ...

Auckland Harbour Bridge

Auckland Harbour Bridge

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Sargeson. No wonder the Shore took off! And no wonder the authorities are debating plans for tunnels or a second bridge while commuters daily scan cyberspace for warnings of congestion or weather-related delays. Further information This site is item number 98 on the  History of New Zealand in 100 Places ...

New Zealand to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War

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  What:               75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War            National Commemorative Service Where:             Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Buckle Street, Wellington                         (Wet weather venue: Dominion Museum Building, Massey University) When:             ...

Cars loading onto Cook Strait ferry

Cars loading onto Cook Strait ferry

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Cars drive onto the Cook Strait ferry. ...

Invasion plans

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River, the region’s ‘highway’, was dominated by Māori traffic. Overland access to it from Auckland was severely restricted by densely wooded hills. The outlying settlements of Papakura and Drury could be reached only by ‘roads’ that were little more than dry-weather dirt tracks. Building an all-weather ...

Takiroa Rock Art Shelter

Takiroa Rock Art Shelter

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offering advance warning of the approach of strangers or bad weather. The conspicuous limestone caves and overhangs also gave welcome shelter on cold southern nights, a fact still appreciated by sheep and cattle. No one knows who first daubed charcoal and red ochre on these walls. The images range from ...

South Canterbury rugby

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History and highlights of rugby in the South Canterbury region ...

Pencarrow Lighthouse keepers

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harbour master noted that the house was ‘as proof against the weather as wooden houses usually are in an exposed situation'. George's request for a salary increase was also declined. Later that year the Bennetts' two-and-a-half year old daughter Eliza died. Her death can probably be ...

January 1944

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cancelled due to adverse weather. 0 hrs Roman Catholics mass to be held at Castel – Frentano also cancelled due to adverse weather. 1300 hrs Brigade Commander visited Battalion. All Coys including Battalion HQ cleared 100 yards or so of the road on their fronts and all was completed by 1500 hrs. Apart from ...

January 1944

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weather. 0 hrs Roman Catholics mass to be held at Castel – Frentano also cancelled due to adverse weather. 1300 hrs Brigade Commander visited Battalion. All Coys including Battalion HQ cleared 100 yards or so of the road on their fronts and all was completed by 1500 hrs. Apart from this the Battalion spent ...

Wreckage of Flight TE901 sighted on Erebus

Wreckage of Flight TE901 sighted on Erebus

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Mt Erebus and that helicopters should arrive at the site within 20 minutes. In fact, poor weather conditions prevented helicopters from landing for some hours. But at 12.55 NZST, Gentle 17 circled over the site and its crew were able to identify the koru on the wrecked aircraft’s tail. They too ...

All Blacks win their second World Cup

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quarterfinal opponents France, the better. In 2011, New Zealand hosted the tournament for the first time since 1987. More than 130,000 overseas visitors attended matches at 12 venues. The spring weather was mostly kind, and the only shadow on the tournament was the devastating 22 February 2011 earthquake, ...

Tuia 250: Powhiri and potatoes play pivotal parts in birth of relationship

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250 Te Powhiri Te Whanganui-o-Hei |Mercury Bay Please note timings are subject to change based on logistics and weather. Media attending events will need to be issued with a media pass on the day. ...

Robert FitzRoy

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May 1845. FitzRoy retired from active service in 1850. In 1854 he became chief of the new meteorological department of the UK Board of Trade. He instituted a system of storm warnings and published the first regular daily weather report on 3 September 1860. By 1865 a physically and mentally exhausted ...

Lyttelton Rail Tunnel

Lyttelton Rail Tunnel

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ancient volcano – to link two townships with just 3000 inhabitants. George Stephenson’s nephew, G.R. Stephenson, prepared the estimates, but when British contractors demanded more money, Moorhouse sailed to Melbourne to sign up Holmes and Co. On 17 July 1861, in appalling weather, he turned the first sod ...

Denniston Incline

Denniston Incline

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weather God damn Denniston altogether.’ They had reason to complain, for Denniston was a miserable hole, a gimcrack clutter of corrugated iron and weatherboard buildings clinging precariously to a bleak plateau. Thick fog could hang around for weeks on end, as could steady drizzle. In between times it ...

Wellington Centennial Memorial Building

Wellington Centennial Memorial Building

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January 1940, 5000 people braved atrocious weather to hear Governor-General Lord Galway and Deputy Prime Minister Peter Fraser open the building and praise the pioneers. The wings flanking the central portion were bathing cubicles. But the blood and guts pumped out by the nearby Gear freezing works made ...

Māori Battalion diary- December 1942

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(only these four teams competed). Weather: fine and sunny. 2 Dec, Wed Free Day. 28 Battalion ‘A’ & ‘B’ rugby football teams played 4 Field Regiment and 25 Battalion respectively this afternoon. Māori Battalion won both matches, the former 25–3 and the latter 22–3. 1200 hrs 2/Lt Moana Ngarimu and 36 ...

April 1944

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to work up a sufficient smoke cover for night change over 6/7 April. Weather: Fine and sunny. Slight breeze but warm. 1100 hrs Very quiet and only slight mortaring and shelling. 1115 hrs Request from 6 pdrs for permission to shoot on any targets in front of fields. This request was not granted. 1210 ...

A fond farewell to the tall ships after Tuia 250

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around 3pm, and the waka around 4pm. Note: The times and route above are approximate and subject to weather and maritime conditions and logistics on the day. Tuia 250 Voyage events in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington FRIDAY 29 NOVEMBER • Sail-by of the Tuia 250 Voyage flotilla: 1.00 – 3.00pm around ...

Sound clip: radio report from Erebus

Sound clip: radio report from Erebus

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the DSIR, police and so on will decide when to move. Already a twenty-man tent camp has been set up on the crash site. Markers laid out to indicate the numerous crevices. But I don't think that while this weather holds action will be delayed. John Blumsky for Radio New Zealand Planning the ...

Just like clockwork

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and several hundred passengers are about to stream off the ship for a full day's business in the capital or to head for the railway station to travel further north. Usually, it was as regular as clockwork and more reliable than a suburban tram or bus. Every night, weather and sea conditions ...

Leander-class light cruisers

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two-and three-funnel cruisers, the Leanders stood out. Their main innovation was their gun battery, with all main guns being mounted in twin armoured turrets instead of the single shields seen on the Dunedin and Diomede. Turrets protected gunners from shell splinters and from the weather, and brought ...

Outbreak of the 1913 strike

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union leaders were skeptical about the chances of a successful watersiders’ and miners’ strike. October was a quiet time on the wharves. Shearing was just beginning, and the harvest and slaughtering seasons were still to come. It was also a poor time for a coal strike, with the weather getting warmer. ...

The wreck of the Delaware

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Deleware crew rescue (Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/1-002018-G) After leaving Nelson for Napier, the newly built brig Delaware  ran into bad weather. It was wrecked on rocks in a bay between Grahams Point and Pepin Island, about 30 km north-east of Nelson, that is now known as Delaware Bay.  ...

The Rarotongan Company

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to deploy these men initially in defence of the Suez Canal. When the weather improved they could be sent as reinforcements to the New Zealand Pioneer Battalion that was serving on the Western Front. This request was agreed to and in November 1916 the Cook Islanders sailed for Suez as the ‘11th Maori ...

Pencarrow Lighthouse

Pencarrow Lighthouse

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help of a Man’. Pencarrow was described as ‘being of the second order catadioptric, with eclipses at intervals of two minutes, situated 420 ft above sea level, and visible in ordinary weather at a distance of 30 miles’. Other permanent lights followed quickly: Boulder Bank (Nelson) in 1862, Taiaroa ...

Rising to the challenge of creating better media content for Asian New Zealanders

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local linear TV or radio. When they do consume local content it’s often for practical information such as the weather, news and Covid updates. There’s a perception local media is ‘not for them’. And if there is content they might be interested in, they don’t know how to find it or would prefer it was in ...

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change over 6/7 April. Weather: Fine and sunny. Slight breeze but warm. 1100 hrs Very quiet and only slight mortaring and shelling. 1115 hrs Request from 6 pdrs for permission to shoot on any targets in front of fields. This request was not granted. 1210 hrs Target 21 ...

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title="Intelligence Officer">IO’s conference at brigade HQ cancelled due to adverse weather. 0 hrs Roman Catholics mass to be held at Castel – Frentano also cancelled due to adverse weather. 1300 hrs Brigade Commander visited Battalion. All

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Battalion 106 pts, 21 NZ Battalion 49 pts, Brigade  HQs 43 pts, 23 Battalion 23  pts (only these four teams competed). Weather: fine and sunny.2 Dec, Wed Free Day. 28 Battalion ‘A’ & ‘B’ rugby football teams played

Wrong place at the wrong time

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The weather on Christmas Eve was fine and with little recent rain, no one suspected flooding in the Whangaehu River. When a goods train crossed the bridge around 7 p.m. the river appeared normal. What transformed the situation was the sudden release of approximately 2 million cubic metres of water ...

Tutira

Tutira

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(and reprinted with a new preface, map and index in 1926). All aspects of the natural history of the station are covered: geology and soils; erosion, subsidence and catchment flows; rainfall statistics and seasonal weather patterns; the formation and siltation of lakes and wetlands. ...

The container is born

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capital investments were being wasted by growing delays in ports, where 60-70% of costs were incurred. Poor industrial relations, congested wharf sheds, unpredictable weather and shortages of rail wagons or trucks were clogging our ports. Stowing frozen carcasses Shipping lines had already gained some ...

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in houses. First experience of snow for some of the troops, reminiscent of the English Christmas scene. 0900 hrs IO’s conference at brigade HQ cancelled due to adverse weather. 0 hrs Roman Catholics mass to be held at Castel – Frentano also cancelled due ...

Film: ferry in Cook Strait on a rough day

Film: ferry in Cook Strait on a rough day

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Video of a rough crossing of Cook Strait ...

Parade Cafe

Parade Cafe

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Parade Café, formerly of 148 Orienatal Parade, Wellington. ...

Wilfrid Clouston

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Clouston was already in Singapore when the squadron arrived from New Zealand in early October. He quickly set about bringing it up to operational standard – a difficult job given the inexperience of the pilots, shortage of tools and spare parts, and poor weather. On the ground Clouston’s mechanics and ...

Wellington's 'Cake Tin'- roadside stories

Wellington's 'Cake Tin'- roadside stories

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up Cook Strait and over Athletic Park, making conditions particularly unpleasant for players and fans. Rugby was first played at Athletic Park in 1896. During the 20th century, it hosted some memorable rugby games, often due to the weather. The 1961 All Black test against France was played in ...

J. Newton

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England’s south coast. In the days of sailing ships, vessels would wait in the relatively safe anchorage off the coast of Deal for ideal weather conditions to move either up the English Channel or out into the Atlantic. Boatmen from Deal serviced these waiting boats, taking out supplies and salvaging ...

Rescue at Delaware Bay- roadside stories

Rescue at Delaware Bay- roadside stories

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Delaware Bay is named after the American-built sailing ship Delaware, which sailed from Nelson bound for Napier in September 1863. The ship ran into foul weather which was, according to the captain, ‘as thick as a hedge’. Early in the morning, the Delaware was driven on to rocks about 100 m from shore. The ...

Cook Strait's dangerous waters- roadside stories

Cook Strait's dangerous waters- roadside stories

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The wild waters and intense weather of Cook Strait led Māori to perform special rituals when crossing the strait. The inter-island ferry Penguin was wrecked south of Wellington in 1909, causing 75 deaths, and 51 people died when the Wahine foundered at the entrance to Wellington Harbour in 1968. ...

Best New Zealand songs ever?

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(Split Enz, 1980) 'Whaling', Dave Dobbyn (DD Smash, 1984) 'Not given lightly', Chris Knox (1990) 'Pink frost', Martin Phillips (The Chills, 1984) 'Jesus I was evil', Darcy Clay (1997) 'Weather with you', Tim Finn/Neil Finn (Crowded House, 1991) 'Blue ...

1982- key events

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November a blizzard forced experienced climbers Mark Inglis and Philip Doole to take shelter in a crevasse near the summit of New Zealand’s highest peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook. They endured 13 days and nights in terrible weather conditions while the nation waited anxiously. By the time they were rescued both men ...

Niueans and Cook Islanders

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a sector of the Western Front in northern France. Concerns had been expressed about sending Pacific Islanders to a cold climate, but the commander of the NZEF, General Godley, felt that with the onset of spring the weather would be warm enough. The Niueans and Cook Islanders were included in the transfer. ...

Maori Battalion diary- October 1943

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Meteorological: Fine weather still prevails. Cool sea breeze. No dust. 6 Oct, Wed Routine as per RO NO 104. Reveille 0630 hrs. Breakfast 0730 hrs. Sick Parade 0800 hrs. Lunch 1230 hrs. Tea 1800 hrs. Lights out 2215 hrs. 0700 hrs Capt Reedy and party to move out to range and lay tins for shooting practice on ...

Memories of Margaret

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Margaret Neave arrived at Qui Nhon, Viet Nam in February 1969, a month before me. Sundays at the beach On Sunday afternoons, when work and weather permitted, some of the team would head for the leprosarium near Qui Nhon, sited on the beautiful but sometimes dangerous (undertows etc) Qui Hoa beach. ...

Erebus crash site

Erebus crash site

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a helicopter pad established, members of the Search and Rescue and DVI team could move in to start recovering bodies and personal belongings. The weather closed in that afternoon and no one was able to reach the crash site for the next day and a half. In the intervening period the mountaineers instructed ...

Officers and gentlemen?

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It was essential for political and business reasons, that a strict and reliable timetable was observed, and though masters were forbidden to take risks, they had to do so in fog and thick weather, or would soon find themselves back in the West Coast colliers. J.D.G. Jensen Thai royals aboard the ...

Chippindale report into Erebus disaster

Chippindale report into Erebus disaster

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continue their enquiries. This included checking the personnel records of the crew and studying the weather conditions at the time of the crash and other possible contributing factors. Chippindale visited the United States and the United Kingdom in late December and early January. He vinterviewed, among ...

Campaign summary

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surrounded by barbed wire once the weather improved in the spring of 1916. This series of defences became known to British troops as ‘The Birdcage’ because of the immense quantity of barbed wire used. Training was also undertaken to keep the troops occupied. Meanwhile, the shattered Serbian Army was being ...

NZEF involvement

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issue provided details of the unit’s adventures in Salonika, including this 'musing' about the weather in north-east Greece: First came the rain, then came the mud, A deluge first, and then a flood; Then came the snow with chilling breath And stillness like the sleep of death. A fog us then ...

Attack on Ōpepe- roadside stories

Attack on Ōpepe- roadside stories

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happened. Crosswell’s nude escape through the rough terrain in the middle of winter earned him the New Zealand Medal. Voice of George Crosswell: It was very cold, raw weather – the middle of winter – but the excitement and the speed at which we were travelling kept me from feeling it as much as I would ...

Auckland’s “100% Aotearoa” festival all about inclusion

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ensure we are identifying and meeting their needs.” The 2020 Festival was shut down eight days in because of COVID-19. “This was obviously a huge disappointment for our staff and performers – not to mention our audiences – but there have been some silver linings. Not only have we been able to weather the ...

Bess the horse Great War Story

Bess the horse Great War Story

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1914–1919 (1928). From New Zealand to Egypt Bess and Powles left New Zealand with the main body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in October 1914, bound for Egypt along with 3815 horses. The horses were transported in rows of cramped stalls, some exposed to the weather. The men had to groom them, rub ...

Ngā pātai me ngā whakautu | Questions and Answers

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or weather?  Projects that are impacted by weather or Alert Level changes can be rescheduled, but additional funding is not available to support rescheduling. If projects are unable to progress, recipients will need to work with Manatū Taonga so that committed expenses are paid and remaining funds ...

NZ and Confrontation in Borneo

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In 1964 New Zealand began helping Malaysia to fight Indonesia's attempt to wrestle control of the North Borneo territories in what was known as Confrontation. ...

Colville memorials

Colville memorials

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Colville memorial hall and roll of honour board ...

Hēnāre Kōhere

Hēnāre Kōhere

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i a Papa. Ma te Atua tatou e tiaki e awhina, i nga wa katoa, a ka kite ano. Heoi ano, Na to koutou papa aroha. Papa XXXXX Ma Ngarangi e tuari nga kihi [The weather has been good here. Peta is sitting in my room reading a book. Look after yourselves, be good to each other and be good to your Nanny. All of us ...

Pay and travel

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the vehicles. Touring the winterless north Mud-bound parliamentarians In January 1917 a cavalcade of cars took a delegation of MPs on the Winterless North Tour to highlight Northland's poor roading. The weather was, appropriately, appalling and made the bad road conditions even worse. Rain turned ...

Life in the trenches

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Passchendaele, which was notoriously sodden due to the wet weather and the high water-table of this low-lying area, much of which was reclaimed marshland. Conditions were made much worse by the shelling, which had disrupted normal drainage. Finding a dry spot to rest or sleep was often a challenge even though ...

The first Dominion Day

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as the weather was bound to be better. Wellington’s day As the Dominion’s capital, Wellington put on a big show all day and into the evening on 26 September. In the middle of the morning, a Guard of Honour marched from the Mount Cook Barracks to Parliament House. The 25-member Garrison Band played ...

Gannet pie for Christmas

Gannet pie for Christmas

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the crew encountered what many Wellingtonians have become used to at Christmas time – poor weather. While sheltering from a storm, the Dutch enjoyed the first Christmas dinner in New Zealand – freshly killed pork from the ship's menagerie washed down with extra rations of wine. Cook's ...

Triumph and tragedy

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McMurdo Station in a US Navy helicopter after rebuilding the hut at a summer research station, Cape Bird. The weather deteriorated during their journey and the helicopter struck an icy slope above a 10 m ice cliff. Varcoe, Newport and Ben Micou, a US Navy helicopter mechanic, were thrown from the ...

The merchant marine goes to war

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biggest ship, the Athenic. The Star of India was painted between 4 p.m. on a Thursday and noon the following Monday thanks to good weather and a lot of overtime. Coaling was just as difficult. The convoy required thousands of tonnes of coal to get to Britain (the rumoured destination, later changed to ...

New directions

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relief in South Pacific islands stricken by extreme weather events. Within New Zealand the RNZN’s activities in the field have ranged from the 1951 use of naval personnel on the wharves during the waterfront dispute to assistance to earthquake-battered Christchurch in 2011. Search and rescue and ...

Sinai and Palestine

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bites from flies and other insects, shortages of food and water, and challenging weather – extremes of heat and cold, burning sand, blinding dust and driving rain. Many horses lost condition. Some died, while those too sick or weak to continue might be evacuated to hospital. In 1917, just before the ...

The pandemic hits New Zealand

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a time, reappearing in a more virulent form in October, perhaps triggered by the poor weather the country experienced that month. The second possibility is that the second wave was a ‘deadly hybrid’ of the variant prevalent in New Zealand in September and another variant from overseas. The overseas ...

Jean Batten and Buddy the cat

Jean Batten and Buddy the cat

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airline pilot, Beverley Shepherd, with whom she had fallen in love. Batten did not return to Australia again until October 1936. She stopped for just two days during her attempt to fly from England to New Zealand, waiting for the weather over the Tasman to improve for the final part of her journey. There ...

Herald Bunbury treaty copy

Herald Bunbury treaty copy

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Bunbury’s first stop in the South Island was on 28 May at Akaroa, where two chiefs signed two days later. Bad weather forced the ship to bypass Otago, but three chiefs signed on 10 June at Ruapuke Island in Foveaux Strait. The Herald then returned up the east coast, sending a boat ashore in Otago Harbour, ...

The world comes to Karapiro

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of the European summer – were scheduled for November 1978 in the hope of better weather. The organising committee was chaired by Don Rowlands, who had won the single sculls at the 1954 Empire Games before becoming a coach and then president of the New Zealand Rowing Association. Rowlands’ team had ...

50th anniversary of South Pole flight

50th anniversary of South Pole flight

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wreckage on the side of Mt Erebus. They reported to Mac Center that there were no apparent survivors and waited for the helicopters to arrive. Bad weather conditions prevented the helicopters from landing in the hours immediately after the discovery. But the crew of one circling over the site were able to ...

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A/T. Platoon and 1 to IO. 6 Coy HQ signs received from Brigade Workshops. Meteorological: Fine weather still prevails. Cool sea breeze. No dust.6 Oct, Wed Routine as per RO NO 104. Reveille 0630 hrs. Breakfast 0730 hrs. Sick Parade 0800 hrs. ...

Wellington-Lyttelton yacht race tragedy

Wellington-Lyttelton yacht race tragedy

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along with their 10 crew members. Shortly after the race began one of the favourites, Restless, was dismasted and forced to withdraw. The other 19 yachts crossed Cook Strait in fair weather and an easterly wind. Later that afternoon Joy withdrew from the race. Its skipper, experienced seaman George ...

The lighthouse and its surroundings

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of the building's life. For example, in 2008 the roof and corroded rafters were replaced, and the ceiling, wall panels and weather vane were repaired. NZHPT celebrated the lighthouse's sesquicentenary on 1 January 2009 with a tour led by Helen Beaglehole, author of Lighting the coast: ...

Initial Erebus memorial services

Initial Erebus memorial services

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overseas, including at Scott Base in Antarctica. Service at Scott Base The Scott Base service was held on 2 December, a Sunday. This was traditionally the base's 'quiet' day of the week, and bad weather was preventing those involved in the recovery operation  reaching the crash site. The ...

Sweetwaters and beyond

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Split Enz at a peak after True Colours, Sweetwaters had two hot contemporary acts at the top of the list. Nambassa, with The Charlie Daniels Band, Dizzy Gillespie, John Mayall, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee and a seriously small and unhip local contingent, couldn’t compete. Not even the weather gods ...

The battle: September-October

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replied, ‘There are none.’ About 60 German planes were destroyed during the day- though at the time a morale boosting 185 was announced. With no end to British resistance in sight, and the adverse weather of autumn approaching, Hitler accepted that Operation Sea Lion must be postponed at least until the ...

Post-war operations

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Middle East to South-east Asia. Nuclear tests The RNZN played a small part in the British nuclear testing programme in the Pacific. Its hydrographic survey vessel surveyed sites in the Line Islands, and the frigates Pukaki and Rotoiti acted as weather ships during four tests at Christmas Island in 1957. ...

New Zealand history scavenger hunt 3

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who helped the crew of the brig Delaware get ashore when it was wrecked on rocks in rough weather near Nelson in 1863. In rough conditions I went into the water repeatedly, alongside my husband Hemi to help the crew. Who am I? I was born in Wellington in 1964. I dabbled in music in the early 1980s, ...

Waikato rugby

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Many felt that Auckland had weathered the challenge – with the wind behind them in the second half they would do enough to retain the shield. But no points came and slowly panic set in. The holders struggled to get any decent ball out to their backs and with 20 minutes left the Auckland centre Tim ...

Henry Te Koari

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811708 Te Koari Henry Private 119 610 Judea, Tauranga, New Zealand Mrs R.H. Te Koari (wife), Judea, Tauranga, New Zealand ...

United States Navy tragedy at Paekākāriki

United States Navy tragedy at Paekākāriki

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It was June 20th – summer for everyone back home in the USA, but winter for us down in New Zealand. And we had fierce weather that day: air and sea temperatures of 40 degrees [fahrenheit, ie 4 degrees celsius], if that, a cold rain falling, and gale-force winds. It was a day where everything went ...

D-Day memories, Dewi Browne

D-Day memories, Dewi Browne

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I thought, they're all ours. And I thought, I know who's winning the war now. The weather had cleared up by this time and we were just ambling along the beach, three hospital ships in a line, small ships, and I'm at the wheel. The third ship, he decided he'd take our place, so we just ...

Liberation

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western Germany. For the POWs these steps initiated a period of great trial. Some of the POWs moved by train but most were forced to evacuate their camps on foot. For POWs whose diet had long been inadequate such exertion was an ordeal. It was made worse by atrocious weather during the winter of 1944–45. ...

Dogs versus tractors on Antarctica

Dogs versus tractors on Antarctica

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actually flew in, and these four travelled on together. Well from the plateau depot we had very low temperatures and very bad weather, and deep soft snow. Well this combined with heavy loads and, I think, the definite effects of altitude, there is no question that the dogs' performance dropped right ...

Civilians at Gallipoli

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falling far away, it was slow, laborious work, easily disrupted by bad weather. Transferring Gallipoli wounded to Maheno When the small craft came alongside the Maheno, the crew and personnel used the ship’s derricks to winch up patients and their caregivers (though the ship’s unusual side doors made this ...

Home of Compassion Crèche

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Children could be left at the crèche between 7 am and 6 pm. Apart from paying a few pence towards milk – for the benefit of the mother's self-respect – the crèche was free. It took children from birth to three years of age, providing for up to 34 children at a time – twice as many if the weather was ...

Historical documents and photographs links

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Chambers- A personal web site offering a range of historical data- lists of earthquakes and other natural phenomena, fires, weather summaries, missing persons, coastal ship wrecks, and a page is designed to assist researchers who are using the NZ Society of Genealogists CD-ROM. Living Heritage- Tikanga Tuku ...

Landing on Mono Island under fire

Landing on Mono Island under fire

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Charging off an LCI (Landing Craft Infantry) onto a Mono Island beach under fire ...

NZEF Times reports on Māori Battalion in North Africa and Italy

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and directed murderous artillery and mortar fire on this position. They heard the cries of several wounded. For the last few days activity on the New Zealand sector has been confined to patrols and occasional artillery fire by both sides and when the weather has permitted planes have flown sorties ...

Hosting the Governor-General- viceregal visiting

Hosting the Governor-General- viceregal visiting

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an indoor alternative should be submitted in case of inclement weather. (ii) The name of the unit from which the Guard of Honour is drawn should be shown on the programme, together with the name of the O.C. of the Guard and of all other units which it may be proposed that the Governor-General should ...

First flights to Antarctica

First flights to Antarctica

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These ‘picket ships' assisted with radio communications and weather reports during the initial flights, but were also there to assist in search and rescue should it be required. Search and rescue personnel in Wellington were on standby to alert an RNZAF Sunderland flying boat specially stationed at ...

Timeline to tragedy

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stability of the ship. The Wahine foundering off Steeple Rock The Wahine dragged its anchors and gradually drifted further up the harbour past Point Dorset. Despite being close to shore, the weather made it impossible for rescuers to reach the ship from land. The tug Tapuhi set off from Queen’s Wharf and ...

Māori Battalion diary- April 1941

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troops spotted approaching the Pass. Sgt George Katene of Porirua with men of the mortar platoon assist 22 Battalion to drive them off. At 1130 hrs cold intermittent rain and heavy fog envelope the gorge limiting visibility to 300 yards. At 1500 hrs, during a slight lift in the weather, enemy seen ...

Notes and questions, Italy

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Italy – October 1943–April 1945 The squadron commander decided that we must get some plonk and relax. We relaxed with a great little party, then settled down in dirty, rotten, wet, cold weather under some olive trees, waiting for the next attack on Cassino. Rae Familton, 20 and 18 Armoured ...

My Viet Nam experience

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when a truck rolled on him while on an exercise in New Zealand. In late February, the 2 platoons were flown to Fiji for 3 weeks to do Exercise Tropic Dawn 13; we experienced the hot and wet weather of the early cyclone season and operating in jungle conditions. We loved it. Further training known as ...

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cries of several wounded. For the last few days activity on the New Zealand sector has been confined to patrols and occasional artillery fire by both sides and when the weather has permitted planes have flown sorties over the enemy positions. Two days ago and again today snow fell heavily and the ...

Matawhero NZ Wars memorial

Matawhero NZ Wars memorial

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Herald reported that ‘the whole population, civil and military’, attended a ceremony conducted by Archdeacon William Leonard Williams. The service closed with a volley over the graves from a firing party. Williams documented the day’s events in his journal: The weather has turned out better today than we ...

Ōhaeawai NZ Wars memorial cross

Ōhaeawai NZ Wars memorial cross

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remains were removed from their original graves by several tohunga (Māori priests) and placed in six large coffins. Two days later, on the 27th anniversary of the battle, the coffins were conveyed to the burial ground in ‘wretchedly cold and wet weather’. Each was covered with a red ensign and marched to ...

Mary Brown

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through all kinds of weather.  It was a big blow to all when their loved nurse was compelled to retire from the profession she had so faithfully served, on account of her age. The late Mrs Dunstan for several years past had been living with her daughter, Mrs Quigg, at Mt Eden and in spite of her advanced ...

Dinah Clark

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her crew of four strong young men, stormy weather forced them to shelter at South Head for 'three weary days and nights'. At Helensville, they were faced with crossing the Portage to Riverhead. It rained, the water was knee deep, and they crossed the flooded Waikuku River on the tops of ...

Sarah M. Evans

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had a week’s holiday, the Board gives us only five weeks in the year altogether.  The weather here now is like that of May at home.  I am so stout and can eat and drink anything I can get.  This is splendid country for riding, but I have no horse though they are very cheap they are beyond my means.  ...

Life on board

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have been salt, not fresh, but clean sheets, daily bathing and a balanced diet turned many cot cases into ‘walkers’ long before they re-entered New Zealand waters. Quoits game on the Maheno Entertainment varied. In fine weather, patients enjoyed a book or a smoke in their deck chairs (although smoking ...

Mary Wick

Mary Wick

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proud recipient of this honour although the giving of it may be delayed some time owing to the circumstances of the war. Let me, therefore, congratulate you very heartily. I am sorry to hear from Miss Sharland that you have not been at all well lately. I trust sincerely that with the warm weather your ...

Military mascot Freda the dog

Military mascot Freda the dog

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Freda was the Harlequin Great Dane mascot of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. ...

Evacuation

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Fine weather & secrecy were required for our success. How secrecy was kept was a mystery to us all, as the fact was known for some time previous, & yet as events transpired, it is almost certain the enemy never had an inkling of what our next move was going to be. … On Saturday December 18th, ...

Marsland Hill NZ Wars memorial

Marsland Hill NZ Wars memorial

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of individual committee members, preferring a statement that the memorial had been erected ‘by their comrades and fellow-countrymen’. These concerns were dismissed. Lord Plunket unveiled the memorial at a ceremony on Marsland Hill on 7 May 1909. The weather was ‘far from perfect’. However, by ‘good ...

Erebus memorials

Erebus memorials

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capsule on Mt Erebus Bad weather prevented the six relatives of the victims of the disaster visiting Antarctica for 30th anniversary commemorations from reaching the crash site. A koru-shaped capsule that was to have been placed at the site on this occasion was taken there in January 2010. In February ...

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approaching the Pass. Sgt George Katene of Porirua with men of the mortar platoon assist 22 Battalion to drive them off. At 1130 hrs cold intermittent rain and heavy fog envelope the gorge limiting visibility to 300 yards. At 1500 hrs, during a slight lift in the weather, enemy seen pouring ...

Uijeongbu, location of M*A*S*H

Uijeongbu, location of M*A*S*H

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The village of Uijeongbu, location of the TV series MASH ...

The Speaker

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whether it fitted or not. The custom persisted into the 1960s. By that time, some MPs were protesting about the stuffy dress code. At a time when many men wore their hair long and coloured shirts were all the rage, MPs Bob Tizard and Warren Freer launched a jackets-off campaign. In the warmer weather ...

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electricity expressed in terms of Ohms, Watts, Volts, Conductors, Insulators, Resistors, Circuits and the repairing of various grades of telephone cables, after being blown, cut, and damaged by enemy fire. This we were expected to successfully complete in the dark without lights under all weather conditions. ...

Soldiers' experience

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Life for the New Zealand soldier on Gallipoli was tough. Packed inside the tiny Anzac perimeter, they endured extreme weather and primitive living conditions during their eight-odd months on the peninsula. During summer (June-August), temperatures soared, while the winter months (November-January) ...

New Zealand Women Writers' Society

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various Mansfield awards and launching a new anthology of members' work (funded by Joy Cowley). This crisis was weathered, but in 1989 the Auckland branch had to go into recess, followed by Hawke's Bay. Their ageing membership and transport difficulties were Wellington problems too, and despite ...

"Kahuri" No.1

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expressed in terms of Ohms, Watts, Volts, Conductors, Insulators, Resistors, Circuits and the repairing of various grades of telephone cables, after being blown, cut, and damaged by enemy fire. This we were expected to successfully complete in the dark without lights under all weather conditions. The magic ...

Pohutukawa trees

Pohutukawa trees

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The pohutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa) with its crimson flower has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. ...

Kiwi Records

Kiwi Records

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What could be a more apt record label for New Zealand music than Kiwi Records? ...

Christchurch air force memorial

Christchurch air force memorial

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Memorial plaques located on Memorial Drive near Christchurch Airport. The Spitfire fighter plane and memorial wall commemorate New Zealand flyers killed during the Second World War. On the same site is a memorial cairn dedicated to the four crew members o ...

Dunedin Tailoresses' Union

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to 'carefully and skilfully avoid all trouble themselves'. [4] The union struck trouble in 1895. Bad weather meant that two picnics planned by Morison were a financial disaster, so she organised a carnival to wipe off debts and raise funds. She put the carnival bank account in her name, but ...

Leslie Beauchamp Great War Story

Leslie Beauchamp Great War Story

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unable to write to you before in reply to your last letter but we have had very little time to ourselves having to fight another foe now besides the Germans, the weather. You ask me if Leslie spoke before he died, and if he knew he was going to die. I can answer yes to each question. He was heard to say ...

May 1944

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Conference tomorrow re Battalion Sports. 2030 hrs Mobile cinema continued to show in Battalion area. Tonight’s feature being San Dementrio, a large crowd attended from all units of the 5 Brigade. Weather fine with a slight southerly wind blowing. As usual the YMCA serves tea and biscuits prior to pictures. ...

New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective

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became a familiar face during the 1990s as she fronted this campaign, at times weathering hostile opposition from some quarters. More significantly, she and others within NZPC successfully attracted support from a wide and diverse range of women’s groups, community organisations, academics and ...

Mrs Lamberton

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could not ride a horse she used a bicycle and often rode quite a distance in all weathers. On the newly formed roads of those days this was quite an effort. Grandchildren often stayed and one of those recalled that one day as he banged away with his hammer and nails, these were suddenly taken away by ...

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San Dementrio, a large crowd attended from all units of the 5 Brigade. Weather fine with a slight southerly wind blowing. As usual the YMCA serves tea and biscuits prior to pictures.4 May, Thurs 0800 hrs Routine as for yesterday, training during the morning. 0930 hrs Coys ...

Māori Battalion diary- April 1942

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car for 3 days. 1930 hrs re-screening of the film presented by the YMCA Mobile Cinema Unit took place. Tonight, owing to the rough weather conditions last night which prevented the completion of the screening of the special short film, "Return to the Attack" depicting the NZ Division in ...

Uepohatu reunion- Sir Bernard Freyberg responds to toasts

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of them. They’d been about two and half months on the ship wearing sand shoes and they all thought they were fit, but I didn’t think they were fit. So I sent them for march of a hundred miles in a week. And it was lovely weather we were marching across the Sussex wield. I don’t think any of them that ...

Crèches and early childcare

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children’s clothes are washed by the sisters.' [21] In a 1905 letter to Sister Carmel, Aubert noted the difficulties presented by all this washing, especially in winter. 'The washing every day is terrible and the drying is as bad', she wrote. 'We have had very stormy weather.' [22] ...

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on the ship wearing sand shoes and they all thought they were fit, but I didn’t think they were fit. So I sent them for march of a hundred miles in a week. And it was lovely weather we were marching across the Sussex wield. I don’t think any of them that took part in it will forget it. Especially ...

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on the ship wearing sand shoes and they all thought they were fit, but I didn’t think they were fit. So I sent them for march of a hundred miles in a week. And it was lovely weather we were marching across the Sussex wield. I don’t think any of them that took part in it will forget it. Especially ...

Notes and questions, merchant seafarers

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other crew did not.) If you worked in the engine room, what did you wear on watch? How hot was it? If working on deck, what sort of wet-weather gear did you have? Describe your day-to-day routine (depending on job/department of ship). Did you work watches or day work? What hours did you work? Where were ...

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unwarranted massive ANZAC bloodloss in battles such as Gallipoli,Messines,Somme and of course the Kiwi nemesis of Passchendaele. Many times simply gaining a few metres because of some Generals romantic disconnected fantasy.. completely disregarding basic human obstacles such as the weather..how many Kiwis ...

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unwarranted massive ANZAC bloodloss in battles such as Gallipoli,Messines,Somme and of course the Kiwi nemesis of Passchendaele. Many times simply gaining a few metres because of some Generals romantic disconnected fantasy.. completely disregarding basic human obstacles such as the weather..how many Kiwis ...

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2/Lt Matt Swainson and 2 ORs left on recce of fwd areas by car for 3 days. 1930 hrs re-screening of the film presented by the YMCA Mobile Cinema Unit took place. Tonight, owing to the rough weather conditions last night which ...

Those Bloody Maori Are Using Our Spandaus On Us...

Those Bloody Maori Are Using Our Spandaus On Us...

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as the weather..how many Kiwis drowned in the mud of battle..god only knows.It was the norm for 20,000 odd Commomwealth lives to be lost for the petty gain of a couple of wasted miles advance, then for it only to be lost a few days later. This illogical behavour continued into WW2 allowing huge ANZAC ...

Creative Fibre

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spinning. The services and POWs needed weather-resistant jerseys. Hundreds of wheels were made and keenly used by women taught in patriotic clubs to handle unscoured fleece. Spinning lapsed for a while after the war, though the Eastbourne Spinners still met with their founder, Aileen Stace, who taught for ...

Challenges

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censorship was so tight that from December 1940, weather forecasts were banned until the end of the war. The only personal contact possible with New Zealand men and women overseas was through letters. Again, censorship prevented any intimacy, but the mail still provided a vital link. The army recognised its ...

Interpreting First World War memorials

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an English migrant, W.H. Feldon. One at Matakana was done in Oamaru stone and is now badly weathered into a ghostly visage; the other sits atop a wonderfully rich memorial to the dead of Te Arawa at Rotorua. This memorial includes historic scenes important to Te Arawa and is surrounded by eight ...

Notes and questions, Pacific

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time before landing. How were you transported to Mono? Did you apply face paint? Describe this. If you were on the deck of the United States destroyer what could you see? What could you hear? What was the weather like? What could you see of Mono? What was its physical appearance? What time was it just ...

Invasion

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landing: 25 April 1915 Landing boats carrying NZ infantry Originally scheduled for 23 April, the invasion was delayed for two days by bad weather. On Sunday 25 April, the MEF launched its invasion of the Dardanelles. First ashore was the ANZAC, which had moved forward to the nearby Greek island of Lemnos ...

Ettie Rout Great War Story

Ettie Rout Great War Story

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place now....The cooking has been the trouble. I have had to do that myself for several weeks now, and the weather has been distinctly hot. I have stood over huge field boilers making gallons and gallons of blanc mange; all the boys are very keen on that. They simply devour anything that is made.... ...

The shoe factory

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our night routine. The following morning we get see how near these casings were from us...not far at all. One of the boys pick up a casing as a keepsake. We continue on over the hill and down into s**t jungle and bamboo...the day wears on and the weather turns foul. For an infantry soldier patrolling ...

Cultural Installations and Events funding recipients

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of the great voyager Kupe, to Aotearoa $20,000 Olive Bieringa Resisting Extinction will involve performances and rituals held along the waterfront in Wellington and New Plymouth using the weather and land as points of collective gathering and action $20,000 Oranjehof Dutch Connection Museum Trust ...

Sound clip: executions at Mt Eden Prison

Sound clip: executions at Mt Eden Prison

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Don McKenzie, a former prison psychologist at Mt Eden and retired director of research in the Justice Department, describes reactions to a hanging in the prison. ...

1000 Māori place names

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Kaiparoro kai: to eat; paroro: bad weather Eating up bad weather Kaipō Bay kai: to eat; pō: night Eat night Kaipuke kai: to eat; puke: swell, flood Ship (wave eater) Kaipūpū kai: food; pūpū: shellfish Eat shellfish Kairākau kai: to eat; rākau: wood. Eat wood Kairaki kai: eat; raki (South Island form of ...

Leonard Hart Great War Story

Leonard Hart Great War Story

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newspapers in New Zealand initially reported Passchendaele as a success (although one hindered by the weather or ‘superhuman’ German resistance), morale plummeted amongst the soldiers of the New Zealand Division, with many blaming their ‘armchair leaders’ for sending them into a deathtrap. Leonard Hart’s ...

The Anzacs

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Salient. It was in this area in that the Third Battle of Ypres was fought from July to November 1917. Despite Anzac success at Broodseinde Ridge, Australian and New Zealand forces sustained enormous losses in an unsuccessful effort to capture Passchendaele in October. Fighting in appalling weather, the New ...

Initio-Finito

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This article appeared in the April 1984 The Battalion Remembers booklet. ...

William Williams

William Williams

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Bishop William Williams, c. 1875. ...

1918

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but the weather is miserably wet and cold (the hills are 600–900 m above sea level). With the track unsuitable for wheeled vehicles, the column is not supported by artillery. 25th – First Raid on Amman: The NZMR reaches Ain es Sir (25 km north-east of Shunet Nimrin) at noon, having had very little ...

Plant and animal quarantine

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Britain and Europe, ships generally came from well-regulated markets and for most of their voyages sailed through cool or temperate latitudes in weather chilly enough to kill off most pests. Threats still existed, such as termite infestations and those posed by barked timber and dunnage (low-quality ...

FAQs

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taking shape? Yes. Visitors will be able to see through the fence to view the construction site and how the project is progressing. However, some parts of the site may be scaffolded or shrink-wrapped so that works can take place in adverse weather. I’ve heard the Office of the Ombudsman is investigating ...

1918

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an infantry column are approaching Es Salt and Ain es Sir along different tracks. The intention is to then attack Amman.   The NZMR’s advance is not impeded by the Ottoman Turks, but the weather is miserably wet and cold (the hills are 600–900 m above sea level). With the track unsuitable for wheeled ...

All the King's horses and all the King's men

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could handle our New Zealand culture, weather and me. Finally, coming back to a country that was totally hostile to the whole Viet Nam affair. Having seen how we were fighting the war and why [later, I believe, oil was one of the main reasons for our presence] we were actually there I don’t believe the ...

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