Diocesan Students Sing of Jubilee Song
Diocesan Students Sing New Zealand Premier of Jubilee Song
Celebrate Queen’s 60th –Year Reign
PHOTO: Geoff Dale
Students from Auckland’s Diocesan School for Girls
sing the official Jubilee Song “Sing” at their annual
Senior Prize Giving in Parnell’s Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The performance by 100 singers from three of Diocesan’s
award-winning choirs, St Cecilia Singers, Bella Cantoris
and the Senior Choir, was the fully orchestrated New Zealand
premier of the song created by Gary Barlow and Andrew Lloyd
Webber. “Sing” celebrates Queen Elizabeth’s 60-year
reign and the power of music to unify cultures and
continents across the Commonwealth.
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
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