Road Closure due to Fire
Hunua Road between Papakura and
Hunua Township has been closed while the Fire Service deals
with a large vegetation fire.
Police are assisting with
diversions. Motorists are advised to use either Ponga Road
to the South or Ardmore Quarry Road to the
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Anzac Issue Out Now: Werewolf 47
Alison McCulloch: Lest We Remember
Local iwi have plans to spruce up the Te Ranga site as part of the 150th commemorations this year of key battles in the “New Zealand Wars”, but not a lot of money to do it with.
Information gathered from numerous government agencies shows that while more than $25 million is being spent on monuments and commemorations relating to foreign wars, primarily World War I and its centenary, only around $250,000 has been set aside for those fought on our own soil. More>>
Anne Russell: Anzac Day - Identity Politics, With Guns
Even cursory research into media reports from the past forty years reveals a cultural shift in the commemoration of Anzac Day. Among other things, turnout at Dawn services has increased significantly in recent decades.
Contemporary numbers are estimated at 3,000-4,000 in Wellington, and 10,000-15,000 in Auckland. Newspaper reports from the 1970s and 80s estimated Wellington turnouts at 300-800, and Auckland at anywhere from 600 to 4,000. More>>