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5000 Mourn ANZAC Deaths at Gallipoli

5000 Mourn ANZAC Deaths at Gallipoli

“We shared the calamity of war,” Helen Clark, the New Zealand Prime Minister, told the crowd. “Things that happened here tied us together for ever. We share the grief of our losses.” She was joined on the…

The Battle That Broke Two Nations’ Hearts

The Battle That Broke Two Nations’ Hearts

85 years on, thousands gather before dawn to pay tribute to the thousands of Anzac troops who died fighting on the Gallipoli peninsula.

Thousands Pay Tribute to the Fallen of Gallipoli

Thousands Pay Tribute to the Fallen of Gallipoli

ANZAC Day was celebrated around the world yesterday to honour the 10,000 Australian and New Zealand servicemen who died in the Gallipoli landings 85 years ago.

NzZ PM Backs Peacekeeping Amid Shadows of Gallipoli

NzZ PM Backs Peacekeeping Amid Shadows of Gallipoli

The soldiers left home as British colonial troops, those that returned came back as New Zealanders, she said. “Today, New Zealand is a country which is dedicated to bringing about a more peaceful world”.

Why is There an NZ in ANZAC?

Why is There an NZ in ANZAC?

“In Australia the word Anzac has slowly changed its meaning. The letters NZ – and the New Zealanders – have virtually been excised … It is worth recalling, occasionally, that at Gallipoli the smaller nation paid…

Peacekeepers Mourn Tragedy of War

Peacekeepers Mourn Tragedy of War

Indonesia: More than 1,000 United Nations peacekeepers from the Australian and New Zealand contingents attended the ANZAC service, with additional participants from Fiji, Singapore, Pakistan and the United States. Of added significance was a small uniformed delegation…

Annual Call of the Bugle Unites All

Annual Call of the Bugle Unites All

“This morning at dawn, perhaps 10,000 Australians and New Zealanders, probably thousands more, will stand above that beach, in the shadow of those cliffs, moved across the world by their nations’ deepest and most enduring shared myth, hypnotised…

New Zealand and Sweden Take Stance on Zimbabwe Crisis

New Zealand and Sweden Take Stance on Zimbabwe Crisis

Harare – Sweden and New Zealand have openly called for President Mugabe’s resignation as international anxiety continues to rise following the collapse in law and order, indiscriminate farm killings and strained race relations.

Celebrities Endorse NZ-led Anti-nuke Campaign

Celebrities Endorse NZ-led Anti-nuke Campaign

“Call To Action” is the dramatic headline in an advertisement put forth in the mainstream broadsheets by an eclectic group of spiritual leaders, Nobel laureates, Hollywood superstars, sports legends, authors and scholars coincide with the opening of…

New Zealand Leads the Have-nots Against the Haves at UN Battle

New Zealand Leads the Have-nots Against the Haves at UN Battle

Impatient at the slow progress in arms control, governments from Brazil to New Zealand plan to tell the United States and other nuclear powers on Monday they have to do more to make the world safer.

The Hermit Next Door

The Hermit Next Door

As we enjoy the Easter weekend, James Owen meets the remarkable New Zealand born Brother Aidan – a devout Orthodox Christian and icon painter living in Shropshire – who proves the contemplative life is…

Mum’s the Word: Experience Counts

Mum’s the Word: Experience Counts

Ecologist Elissa Cameron at Massey University has found that older mothers make better mothers simply because they use their time more efficiently – or at least mares do. The discovery was made in a study of…

McKinnon Asserts Himself in New Role

McKinnon Asserts Himself in New Role

The new Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon, has asked Pakistan’s military government to release deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from prison and set a definite timeframe for national elections.  

Commonwealth to Help Develop Vulnerable States

Commonwealth to Help Develop Vulnerable States

So stated Don McKinnon on his first visit to Bangladesh since being elected Secretary-General of the 54-country assembly last November.  

Bishop Raises Eyebrows

Bishop Raises Eyebrows

A New Zealand prelate yesterday urged young people who ignore the Roman Catholic Church’s teaching that premarital sex is sinful to “contracept themselves to the eyebrows”.

Crack Kiwi Anti-predator Experts Keep Puffin Puffing

Crack Kiwi Anti-predator Experts Keep Puffin Puffing

Bird-counting volunteer Louise Tickle sees positive effects of New Zealand wildlife preservation techniques on British seabird populations.

“Put Another Kiwi on the Barbie Mate” New Zealand Scoffs at Statehood Idea

“Put Another Kiwi on the Barbie Mate” New Zealand Scoffs at Statehood Idea

Prime Minister Helen Clark has dismissed a suggestion that NZ should become a part of Australia. Former Australian Liberal Party Leader John Hewson, said it was time to consider incorporating New Zealand into a new independent…

Doh! Homer the Seal Goes Home

Doh! Homer the Seal Goes Home

The seal who has made a New Zealand fishing town his home for more than two weeks has finally gone back to the sea. But people who own property on the wharf will be relieved that…

New Zealand Puts British-based Honorary Titles to the Sword

New Zealand Puts British-based Honorary Titles to the Sword

New Zealand has scrapped the use of the titles ‘Sir’ and ‘Dame’ in favour of a local system of honours. But those with titles, like the mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and the diva Dame…

New Zealand at Forefront of ‘World Citizenship’ Project

New Zealand at Forefront of ‘World Citizenship’ Project

The World Citizenship Curriculum is to develop and implement in Bangladesh a pilot plan, led by Dr. Muhammad Nur Nabi, to educate people to become true citizens of the world and also to promote social justice….

Diplomatic Ingratiation: US Ambassador Consigned to Paradise

Diplomatic Ingratiation: US Ambassador Consigned to Paradise

Mosely-Braun, who came from her New Zealand post just to attend the Feminist Expo 2000 … called New Zealand and Samoa, where she is now the U.S. Embassy official, “about as close to paradise as I…

Aussie Museum to Return Maori Heads

Aussie Museum to Return Maori Heads

The return of heads from the South Australian Museum in Adelaide later this month marks another milestone in an ongoing campaign to repatriate all the tattooed heads of Maori from museums and galleries all round the…

Democracy Challenge for Commonwealth Chief

Democracy Challenge for Commonwealth Chief

New Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Don McKinnon, takes up his post formally on Monday, his main task being to make the 54-nation organisation “more relevant and useful” to its 1.6 billion citizens.  

Your Place or Mine? NZ Cabinet Backs Gay Property Rights

Your Place or Mine? NZ Cabinet Backs Gay Property Rights

Gay and unmarried heterosexual couples are to given the same rights as married people under proposals approved by the New Zealand government.

Sir Peter Blake and Louis Vuitton Score on the Rebound for UNICEF

Sir Peter Blake and Louis Vuitton Score on the Rebound for UNICEF

Peter Blake is among the stellar collection of artists, writers, stars of show-business, sports, politics and business who have posed for a unquie collection of portraits called Rebonds, published by fashion house Louis Vuitton. The…

Solid Achieving New Zealand Economy – an Oxymoron?

Solid Achieving New Zealand Economy – an Oxymoron?

“In broader terms, the best-performing economies of the 20th century have been the “Western Offshoots” of Western Europe – the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand”.

White Mouse Roars Again

White Mouse Roars Again

New Zealand-born hero of the French Resistance during WWII, Nancy Wake, is considering moving to France or Britain, despite belated suggestions of recognition by the Australian government, “I am an Officer of the Legion of…

Kiwi in “Britain’s Most Powerful Women” List

Kiwi in “Britain’s Most Powerful Women” List

Judith Mayhew, currently head of policy (effectively its boss) of the Corporation of London, came in 31st in Management Today magazine’s annual ranking of Britain’s most powerful women. She was recently appointed as London Mayor Ken Livingstone’s business advisor.

High-flyer Who Went Over the Edge

High-flyer Who Went Over the Edge

Mike Bastion was a high-flyer. Few flew higher or faster than the bright, brash young man who rose from nowhere to carve his initials in two of the chanciest games of all: stockbroking and…

New Zealand Scientists Find out More About Moa

New Zealand Scientists Find out More About Moa

In an article in Science new evidence suggests that a huge flightless birds called the moa was extinct within a few decades after humans’ first arrived at the bird’s New Zealand homeland, suggesting that whole species can…

Famed Wartime Pilot Irving “Black” Smith

Famed Wartime Pilot Irving “Black” Smith

Invercargill born Group Captain Irving Smith, famed for his courage and low-level precision bombing raids during WWII, died on Feb 16. Irving Smith: May 21 1917 – February 16 2000

New Zealand Sets the Standard in How to Say Sorry

New Zealand Sets the Standard in How to Say Sorry

“The question of an official apology to the indigenous people which is proving so contentious in Australia, has been dealt with quite differently in New Zealand, as part of the settlement process initiated by the Waitangi Tribunal”….

Kiwi Sweeps Up Aftermath of War in Kosovo

Kiwi Sweeps Up Aftermath of War in Kosovo

John Flanagan, a colonel from New Zealand, who heads the UN’s mine action coordination centre in Kosovo.  “They [Nato} may have intended to drop six bombs on one target and four go off somewhere…

Bugger

Bugger

A Cultural phenomenon has reached Asia, and it has bugger-all to do with Bulgarians or heretics, but something to do with a car advertisement, a racehorse and climbing Mt. Everest.

Where There’s Smoke…

Where There’s Smoke…

Green MP Nando Tanzcos and political cartoonist Tom Scott debate the currently topical subject of marijuana decriminalisation on Crossing Continents.

Three wishes for the World

Three wishes for the World

On the eve of International Women’s Day Thinkers from the four corners of the globe, including a New Zealand women’s rights and healthcare advocate, offer their visions for enriching the economic, educational, social and emotional lives of their…

Kiwi Student Crucifies Penis

Kiwi Student Crucifies Penis

Gross-out contest winner horrifies New Zealand

FBI Feels Vengeance of Kiwi Hacker

FBI Feels Vengeance of Kiwi Hacker

e-summit Calls for Vigilance as the FBI tightened its focus on a small number of suspects.

Austrian Painter, Architect, Hundertwasser Leaves Unusual Legacy to NZ

Austrian Painter, Architect, Hundertwasser Leaves Unusual Legacy to NZ

Hundertwasser, who died last week aged 71, has left New Zealand with two vivid legacies — a flag design and a magnificent toilet. Friedensreich Hundertwasser: December 15 1928 – February 19 2000

WTO Chief Reminds Rich of Moral Duty to Help Poor

WTO Chief Reminds Rich of Moral Duty to Help Poor

Mike Moore said on Tuesday that opening up the markets of wealthy nations to exports from the poorest countries was a crucial pillar of free trade.

Deserters Honoured

Deserters Honoured

306 commonwealth soldiers, including 5 New Zealanders, are to be honoured at the National Memorial Arboretum in the English Midlands. The soldiers, many underage, were executed by their own side for desertion. “The youngsters were as much…

Speed Baa-rrier

Speed Baa-rrier

Shaun the New Zealand Drysdale is doing community work in England’s Lake District – he attracts motorists’ attention, slowing them down for a second glance.

Gorgeous Genes

Gorgeous Genes

Mahara McKay, 19, who holds dual Swiss and New Zealand citizenship, has won the Miss Switzerland competition. “I’m very proud that I’m half Maori,” says Mahara, who lived in Auckland until she was 10….