Category: ANZAC

Cook Islands community applaud recognition of WWI soldier Solomon Isaacs on commemorative stamps

“It’s recognition yes, but also a powerful reminder that we have so many unsung heroes serving in defense of our nations, waiting for their stories to be told.” Lisa Williams-Lahari

100-year NZ Red Cross story sets platform for organisation’s global humanitarian role

From knitting socks for WWI soldiers to saving lives in war-torn, natural disaster or Ebola-afflicted nations more recently, the history of the New Zealand Red Cross spans many generations, activities and places. These captured...

NIUE WWI CENTENARY: Su’a and Winston Peters stand with Niue remembering 150 WWI soldiers’

Of the 150-strong group of men, 140 had never left their island home in their lives. 73 of them were married. Thirty left behind families of one to four children. One family farewelled four sons. And that the majority of them would never see their families again.

ANZAC CORNER: Wellington’s new cenotaph revives Maori heritage, ANZAC memories and wahi tapu

In 2002, a member of the public asked the Wellington City Council to name the corner Anzac Corner, as that had been the colloquial name for the site in the 1920s when the temporary cenotaph was placed there. It was declined…