NEWS & EVENTS
Nga Tapuwae Trails
A web site with information relating to various WW1 locations and events (#ngātapuwae) has been set up by the NZ Government at https://ngatapuwae.govt.nz/ but for some mysterious reason the information relating to the Middle East has never been completed. (see https://ngatapuwae.govt.nz/middle-east) There is a nice map and then the web page links the reader directly with the New Zealand History page. While this site provides excellent background information on the historic material, it tells the reader nothing about the commemoration sites which were unveiled in three locations within Israel during 2017. It does however offer a travel advisory link in case terrorists suddenly appear on the streets of Israel.
To offer some help for anybody who wants to locate (or visit) these significant sites I have added three Nga Tapuwae blogs to my website, including links to Google maps, which I hope will fill the gap in the official websile.
St Heliers' Breakfast
Saturday 13th of October was an opportunity to share the story of the NZMR Brigade with an interested audience at St Heliers' Presbyterian Church and Community Centre, Auckland. A surprising number of those attending knew the story in part and I was interested to meet a couple of people whose relatives had served with the Mounteds.
Thanks to Rev Stan Stewart and the ladies in the kitchen who did a great job with preparing the venue...and the delicious breakfast!
Public multi-media lecture
Performing Arts Centre, Bethlehem College, 24 Elder Lane (off Moffat Road), Tauranga.
Saturday 24th November,
Starting time 7:00pm.
This is a free public presentation sponsored by the Christian Education Trust (CET).
Donations will be received at the door to assist with expenses and to support the work of the Yedidya Ministries which provides trauma counselling services for young soldiers in the IDF.
*The book “Saviours of Zion– The Anzac Story in Sinai and Palestine, 1961-1918” will be available on the night –cost $40)