Armistice Day 2016

This year marks 98 years since "The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" - the moment when First World War hostilities ceased on the Western Front in 1918, with the signing of the Armistice. The 2016 Armistice Day RSA service in Christchurch is at 11am Friday 11 November on the Bridge…
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Armistice Day in the news

Wednesday 11 November is Armistice Day, when we remember New Zealanders and others who served in the First World War and other conflicts since. 2015 is 97 years since the agreement that ended fighting in the First World War came into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. While…
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William Rhodes Moorhouse

William Barnard Rhodes Moorhouse was a young man with a taste for speed which ultimately led to his own death in World War I, but also the deaths of two people, one on New Brighton Beach. Although born in England in 1887, through his mother he was affiliated to Taranaki, Ngati Tama and Te Ati…
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New Year’s Resolution (2)

In my haste to get going on my resolution to read seven books from the Guardian Best Books of 2013 list, I reserved all seven at once. First to arrive was The Great War: A Photographic Narrative. It’s a biggie, 500 pages with 380 black and white photographs chosen from the half a million in the archives of…
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