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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. ...

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 ...

Parade Cafe

Parade Cafe

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

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Erebus crash site

Erebus crash site

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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 police and investigators in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Millard Stand at Athletic Park

Millard Stand at Athletic Park

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One of New Zealand's most famous sporting structures was the Millard Stand at Athletic Park in Wellington. ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Budget 2023

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creative profession. $0.950 million (for 2022/2023) to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga to meet additional demands relating to the early 2023 North Island Weather Events, in particular for archaeological authority processes.   Enabling a thriving cultural sector (PDF 200KB) Celebrating and recognising ...

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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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 ‘goose’  The next celebration of Christmas in New Zealand occurred ...

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 ...

Triumph and tragedy

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Station in a US Navy helicopter after rebuilding the hut at Cape Bird, a summer research station. 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 helicopter and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The world comes to Karāpiro

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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 ...

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 ...

Colville memorials

Colville memorials

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Colville memorial hall and roll of honour board ...

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 ...

History of Erebus – Timeline to Memorial construction

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seeks new, enduring site for memorial Extreme weather events in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland in February 2023 results in significant damage to the coastline near original memorial site Dove Myer Robinson Park. Secretary and Chief Executive for Culture and Heritage, Leauanae Laulu Mac Leauanae makes the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Liberation

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these developments initiated a period of great trial. Some were 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. In the confusion of the ...

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 ...

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 ...

National Erebus Memorial

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Taurarua Dove-Myer Robinson Park in Auckland.    After extreme weather events in January and February 2023, Taurarua Dove-Myer Robinson Park was deemed to no longer be a suitable site. Manatū Taonga announced in April 2023 that it will seek a new site for the National Erebus Memorial. The new site will ...

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 ...

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 ...

Timeline to tragedy

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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 reached the Wahine at about 11.00 a.m. By 11.50 the tug had secured a line to Wahine. An attempt was made ...

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 ...

Orders of Service

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16 September 2022   [PDF 410KB] The National Commemoration for Merchant Navy Day- 03 September 2022 [PDF 909KB] The National Commemoration for Vietnam Veterans' Day- 18 August 2022  [PDF 309KB] Due to adverse weather, the above National Commemoration was cancelled. The National Commemoration for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Project updates

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Memorial at Taurarua / Dove-Myer Robinson Park in Parnell, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.    However, the extreme and unprecedented weather events in the North Island in January and February led to significant land slips occurring along the cliff line at Dove-Myer Robinson Park. One of the slips occurred in the ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pōhutukawa trees

Pōhutukawa trees

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Māori Budget continues investment in whānau, whare and whakapapa

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engaged in its services in the wake of cyclone devastation and increases to the cost of living,” Minister for Whānau Ora Peeni Henare said. “Our commissioning agencies sprang into action to support communities affected by recent weather events, helping to clear rubbish post cyclone, planning for housing ...

Advice to Ministers

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points on Cabinet Paper- Severe Weather Emergency Recovery (Waste Management, Time Extensions, Extension of Water Permits) Orders 2023 15-Sep-23 BR23/416 Funding conditions for the restoration of St James Theatre, Auckland 18-Sep-23 BR23/414 Proactive Release- Resale Right for Visual Artists Bill ...

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] ...

The first Sweetwaters festival

The first Sweetwaters festival

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Scene from the first Sweetwaters festival in 1980 ...

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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 ...

FAQs

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generations can visit to grieve, reflect and celebrate those who lost their lives on 28 November 1979. Taurarua Dove-Myer Robinson Park in Auckland was originally selected as the site for the memorial, however extreme weather events in January and February 2023 mean that the site is no longer suitable.   Why ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cultural Installations and Events funding recipients

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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 Placing a sculpture ...

COVID-19 Cultural Recovery Programme Impacts Report 2021/22

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crisis and extreme weather events. Currently, a range of impact measurement activities are underway to strengthen the COVID Recovery Programme evidence base for 2022/23. Going forward, there is opportunity to build on these activities to deepen COVID Recovery Programme insights and inform wider policy ...

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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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. … Some of the soldiers ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Australian Memorial – Pukeahu Park

Australian Memorial – Pukeahu Park

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Battle of the Somme

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British Expeditionary Force’s commander-in-chief, oversaw preparations for the offensive. The opening stanza would be a five-day preparatory bombardment of the enemy line (bad weather would extend this to seven days), expected to leave the defenders incapable of resisting the waves of infantry that would ...

1918

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its role in this operation, the WMR is to move to Bethlehem, where the NZMR is concentrating. The WMR rides to Latrun in heavy rain. It is ordered to remain in bivouac until the weather clears. 11th – The rain stops and the WMR continues its trek. The regiment leaves bivouac at 7 a.m. and rides to Mar ...

First World War farewells

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September and at Newtown Park in Wellington on 24 September were both affected by bad weather but still attracted thousands of people. In Wellington, schools and many businesses observed the day as a holiday or half-holiday and the crowds were estimated at up to 30,000. Many also bade farewell to the troops ...

Climate change risks and adaptation tools for Aotearoa New Zealand's cultural heritage

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cultural assets/taonga to climate change’. Recent extreme weather events, including Cyclone Gabrielle, have demonstrated the importance of accelerating these actions to support communities. Objectives The objectives of this work are to: increase understanding within Manatū Taonga of the current ...

1917: Arras, Messines and Passchendaele

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Battle of Ypres, to break through the Germans holding the ridges surrounding Ypres. While the Messines attack succeeded completely, the main assault foundered in the face of determined enemy resistance, difficult terrain and appalling weather. Eventually all that was gained was a few kilometres of ...

Creative Spaces – impact of cultural recovery funding

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impact of the $18 million Manatū Taonga investment indicates that the funding allowed the creative spaces sector to weather the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in some cases prevent spaces from having to close their doors permanently. However, the funding did more than just this. For the first time, ...

Remembering the royals

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Town Hall. Brian Grimstrup Although I couldn't see her I was present when my mother, her friend and their assorted children waited on the Hutt Road overbridge in the hot sun for a glimpse of the biggest celebrity of the era. My mother, prepared for Wellington's changeable weather, was wearing ...

Timeline: 4-16 September 2010

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bad weather that is forecast to hit the region; use welfare centres if required. Residents are also advised that all schools in Christchurch, Selwyn and Kaiapoi will be closed on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 September, and that no bus services will operate on Monday 6 September. People outside the region ...

Rural

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they viewed some of their weathered fence posts breaking into bloom or their easy chairs rising to dance around the kitchen. But most certainly they are kindly disposed and it remains for our members to prove to them that the Institute stands for the making of happier homes and none the less punctual ...

Long Term Insights Briefing

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The Long Term Insights Briefing for Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage is also available as a PDF file. Long-Term Insights Briefing: Manatū Taonga | Ministry for Culture and Heritage (PDF 899 KB)   Acknowledgments Manatū Taonga Ministry for C ...

Canterbury Mounted Rifles timeline 1914-19

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Formation and first actions of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment ...

Wellington Mounted Rifles timeline 1914-19

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Timeline for the Wellington Mounted Rifles in 1914 ...

Auckland Mounted Rifles timeline 1914-19

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Detailed account of the AMR in 1914 ...

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