Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Kiwi D-day veterans honoured in French pictorial

8 December 2004

Kiwi D-day veterans honoured in French pictorial

Veterans: 1944-2004 – Photographs and Conversations with D-Day veterans by Régis Colin is a moving exhibition displaying 24 black and white portrait photographs of New Zealand World War 2 veterans who participated in D-Day, 6 June 1944.

To mark the exhibition opening Auckland Museum is hosting a ceremony to honour the veterans of the historic battle that reshaped the closing stages of the war. At 10.30am on Friday 10 December in the Pictorial Gallery, Jean-Michel Marlaud, French Ambassador to New Zealand will symbolically present the French Military Cross to Anne Raven, daughter of John Raven who sadly died a fortnight ago. He was posted to Borneo after the war and his medal was sent to him in the post.

Most of the surviving veterans will be attending along with their families. This will be one of the last remaining chances for these veterans to gather on mass. Allison Blanley, a paratrooper and medic of the 82nd Airborne agrees. “…It’s a good thing you have come to meet us now because, as you probably know, a lot of us have already taken the last jump, the one for which a parachute is no longer of any use!...”

The exhibition Veterans is on display in the Pictorial Gallery from 10 December until 9 January.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news