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US Marines support NZ Defence Force Poppy Day Appeal

US Marines support NZ Defence Force Poppy Day Appeal

US Marine Gunnery Sergeant Boylan and Royal New Zealand Army Lieutenant Bennet joined forces outside Parliament this morning to sell poppies for Anzac Day.

They were joined on the streets of Wellington by more than 150 Defence Force personnel for the annual drive.

The US Marines’ relationship with Wellington dates back to the World War II when they were stationed in camps in Wellington and the Kāpiti Coast. In June last year the marines celebrated the 70th anniversary of the arrival of American forces in New Zealand.

Funds collected by the service personnel will go toward the New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association’s welfare support programme.

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Election Day: Make Sure You're A Part Of It!

Saturday 20 September, is election day, and New Zealanders’ last chance to have a say on who leads the country for the next three years.

“The people and parties we elect tomorrow will be making the decisions that affect us, our families and our communities,” says Robert Peden, Chief Electoral Officer. “It doesn’t get much more important than that, and we need all New Zealanders to use their voice and vote.”

Voting places will be open from 9.00am until 7.00pm on election day. The busiest time at voting places is usually 9.00am - 11.00am.

“Take your EasyVote card with you when you go to vote, as it will make voting faster and easier, and vote close to home if you can. But don’t worry if you forget your card, or didn’t receive one, because as long as you are enrolled to vote, your voice will be heard,” says Mr Peden. More>>

 

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