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New Zealand government glorifies World War I

This video, recorded at the National Archives in Britain, is called World War 1 records tell of those who sought to avoid conscription.

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Crowded House 2014

It’s time for the home leave to New Zealand, so postings for the next three weeks will be erratic. We’re looking forward to a visit to the Coromandel Peninsula and, being dedicated locavores, eating pavlova and… 90 more words


It was like a Scene from the Movie Wild Hogs

It wasn’t until I had passed at lease one hundred parked up motorbikes, did I even think of the annual 14th Southend Shakedown (raising money this year, for the childrens charity NSPCC ) as an event those… 517 more words


ANZAC Day 2014

The 25th of April commemorates ANZAC day, Australia and New Zealand’s most significant war remembrance. Although the day celebrates the lives of the lives of soldiers lost in all wars, its origins go back tot he battles in Gallipoli in World War I, where both nations had the most significant loss of lives. 125 more words


A Tribute to the ANZACs from a Grateful Expat

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning…

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Chinese Travelers Breathe New Life Into Australian Tourism - China Real Time Report - WSJ

Chinese investors, done splurging on Australia’s once-booming mining industry, are sniffing around the country’s tourism market in search of bargains.

As Ross Kelly and Rebecca Thurlow report: 267 more words

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