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This Is Who We Really Are

Written By: - Date published: 1:05 pm, April 5th, 2019 - 146 comments

As we prepare for ANZAC Day, the Kapiti RSA has been viciously attacked for wanting to show solidarity with NZ’s Muslim community. Maggie writes about what that means and suggests who we really are.

Anzac Day 2018

Written By: - Date published: 8:43 am, April 25th, 2018 - 29 comments

A post to commemorate Anzac day.

Anzac Day

Written By: - Date published: 6:01 am, April 25th, 2017 - 28 comments

There is a list of Anzac Day services here, and a list of peace vigils here.

An appropriate day to contemplate “the meaning of honour”.

Anzac Day 2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, April 25th, 2016 - 62 comments

Today is Anzac Day, 101 years since ANZAC forces began the Gallipoli campaign.

Open mike 25/04/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 25th, 2016 - 108 comments

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Waitangi Day v Anzac Day

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 6th, 2016 - 108 comments

Advantage asks why is Waitangi Day not treated the same as Anzac day?

Open mike 25/04/2015

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, April 25th, 2015 - 111 comments

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Anzac Day – 100 years

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 am, April 25th, 2015 - 35 comments

100 years ago today ANZAC forces landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. They are remembered.

Image from NZ History.

Andrew Little entrusted with delivering a Gallipoli medal

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, April 23rd, 2015 - 16 comments

It was touch and go at Wellington Airport as the great-niece of a Gallipoli soldier raced to meet Labour leader Andrew Little to get him to deliver a medal to Turkey on her behalf.

The decontextualisation of ANZAC Day

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, April 21st, 2015 - 69 comments

Everyone else is giving their reckons on the treatment of ANZAC Day this year, as we commemorate the centenary of the first year of World War I. So here are mine.

ANZAC 4 SALE

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 21st, 2015 - 37 comments

Has the spirit of ANZAC Day become subsumed by the commercial imperative?

Imperator Fish: A sacred day

Written By: - Date published: 10:54 am, April 25th, 2014 - 10 comments

“Today is the day when we remember those who fell.

I plan to honour this sacred day by not indulging in political discourse of any kind until 1:00 pm.

At 1:00 pm the shops open and life returns largely to normal. At 1:00 pm I will resume my ceaseless efforts to destroy this monstrous government.”

Anzac Day

Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, April 25th, 2014 - 42 comments

Happy Anzac Day.

Key delusions

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, March 28th, 2013 - 57 comments

John Key often lives in a different world than us – and not just in that he doesn’t mix with us. Over Sky City and Anzac Day he is very much in his own bubble.

NRT: Reported back

Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, December 12th, 2012 - 4 comments

The Transport and Industrial Relations Committee has reported back on David Clark’s Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill, with the National majority recommending it not be passed. The bill will now go back before the House, where its fate will be in the hands of Peter Dunne. Will he vote for it or not?

ANZAC day

Written By: - Date published: 5:00 am, April 25th, 2012 - 53 comments

Today marks the lives and loss of lives of many New Zealanders in battle fields around the world.

One can only wonder of what they would make of the world they have fought for.

On the glorious dead

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, April 26th, 2011 - 12 comments

It seems to me that as the years roll on and there are fewer and fewer veterans of the World Wars left, our involvement in those wars is becoming glorified into the basis of a national myth: ‘our heroes’ noble sacrifice for us’, which is some distance from the reality . So I was pleasantly surprised by the documentary on TV1 on Friday night.

Anzacs and Afghans

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, April 25th, 2011 - 43 comments

Today is the day that we remember our old soldiers.  But perhaps it should also be a day when we consider our current soldiers, and how they are being used.

Bloody shambles

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 am, April 25th, 2011 - 2 comments

They called it the “flying coffin”. The Vickers Vildebeest, top speed 95 miles and hour. They joked that its only defence was that when the Japanese pilots  saw it they would die laughing. In Singapore in 1941 it was restricted to night flying as it was so vulnerable. My uncle Andy Fleming was a pilot […]

Fight for Anzac and Waitangi

Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, January 12th, 2011 - 45 comments

This year, as last year, we miss out on both Anzac and Waitangi days as holidays.  And the Government refuses to do anything about it.  Phil Goff and the EPMU back all workers getting their rightful public holidays like any other year – but John Key apparently doesn’t think it’s do-able, that it needs “research”.

Nasty Nats Steal Holidays

Written By: - Date published: 5:05 pm, November 7th, 2010 - 38 comments

This NAct government is so anti-worker that they have managed to re-arrange the calendar so that we get 5 fewer holidays in this government’s term than the last Labour one.  And that’s before they sell off our 4th week.

Anzac day gazetted

Written By: - Date published: 12:01 pm, April 25th, 2010 - 9 comments

While digging out the poppy that graces our banner this weekend, I also dug out this bit of history. Anzac Day notice, New Zealand Gazette, 1916

Point 5 particularly intrigued me.

Public holidays

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, April 30th, 2009 - 50 comments

If a Public Holiday falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, we should get the day off on the following Monday instead, like other countries. In 2011, Easter Sunday and ANZAC day will be the same day. Dumb. If Anzac Day coincides with another public holiday, the day off should be moved to the next […]

Denigration of public service

Written By: - Date published: 5:41 pm, April 25th, 2009 - 42 comments

There was a great turnout at the Mount Albert War Memorial building this morning, both inside the hall and people outside waiting for the flag and the silence. What has been intriguing me over the years is the changing number and demographics of the people who are now turning up. When I first started attending […]

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