Time to Pause for Thought

An estimated 15,000 flocked to this year’s dawn service ceremony at the War Memorial Museum in Auckland to mark the 97th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli and to remember fallen servicemen and women. In Christchurch, a cross made from some of the ruins of the Christ Church Cathedral was erected in Cranmer Square for the city’s dawn service which attracted around 5000. In the capital about 3000 paid tribute and there were other large turnouts around the country. Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae said the day was a time to pause for thought. “It is a time for us to ask how we can continue to give meaning to the values of comradeship, courage and compassion our Anzac soldiers upheld against great odds,” Sir Mateparae said.


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Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

In an opinion piece for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, former prime minister and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Helen Clark explains why a ‘yes’ in next year’s referendum…