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8 dumb decisions that damaged reputation

What on earth was Cardinal George Pell thinking when he likened the Catholic Church to a trucking company? Giving evidence to the current Royal Commission into institutional child sex-abuse, Pell… 470 more words

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Australians and New Zealanders landed on the shores of Gallipoli, where they founded a lasting tradition of courage, endurance and sacrifice.


Courage lost over friendship now dissipated,
once brave companions cower in the dirt like the rats the move among their filth,
Love strung up to be destroyed, 131 more words

Adolescent national mythology

The Editor, The Cook Strait News, Wellington

22 August, 2014

Dear Editor:

Rochelle Todd (New generation learn about war, 18 August) in speaking about her class project on WW1 says “They need to understand that we live in a free country because of that war.”  Really?    133 more words


Remembering 100 Years Ago Today

Today marks 100 years since the death of my great, great Uncle who was killed in battle on August 26 1914.  Private Aquilla Kelly of 2nd Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers was just 20 years old when he set off to fight for Britain in World War I. 350 more words

Lancashire Fusilier

Lest We Forget: Amazing Race Canada in France

Hey folks, back again with Amazing Race Canada, Episode 7. Lots of media on this race, showing teams in France, Normandy specifically, honouring those who served and sacrifice during the Second World War. 1,861 more words

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