the state of our environment | December 2013
the state of our environment | December
December lived up to it seasonal status as
the start of summer.
There was a frenzy of barbeques and
plenty of good swimming to be had at the region’s
favourite swimming spots.
That said, periods of rain saw
readings flash into the red in some swimming hot-spots and
it was a good time to keep an eye on the B4 U Swim info on
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War: What’s To Commemorate?
Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: It is easy to know what we don’t want to commemorate on Anzac Day this year...
In fact, is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli?
Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915.
(Most of the New Zealand survivors were transferred to the trenches in France, and eventually to the battle of the Somme in 1916.) More>>