Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front

‘The best and most comprehensive book on New Zealand’s experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front.’ — Professor Tom Brooking
In this compelling illustrated history, Matthew Wright conveys the momentous impact that the First World War wrought both on the front lines and back home – changes that continue to echo in twenty-first century New Zealand.

In The New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front, historian Matthew Wright goes to the heart of how the First World War affected the lives of ordinary New Zealanders. The book analyses what it was like for New Zealand soldiers at the two main battle fronts where they fought, and frames it with the social effects back home.
Beginning with an outline of pre-war New Zealand society, Wright portrays the extraordinary world of war into which its young men plunged as they entered the baptism of fire at Gallipoli. The end of innocence that the withdrawal from the Dardanelles implied led to a harder, more fatalistic approach in the theatre of mechanised death that was the Western Front. By war’s end, hope and glory had faded, replaced by a new view of military heroism – in a country forever changed.
Click here to find out more and to order the book.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The way to celebrate Waitangi Day

Big ups to Te Whānau o Waipareira Trust https://www.facebook.com/waiwhanau/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf for hosting the outstanding Waitangi @ Waititi event for Waitangi Day yesterday. On a superb sunny day, a big crowd at Hoani Waititi marae got to enjoy top-notch entertainment, appearances by political leaders and celebrities, and an official powhiri to welcome on Prime Minister Bill English.

Very impressive to see musician Rob Ruha live also. Rob translated the Māori text of our Māui - Sun Catcher and at the end of his set, gave away a copy to a lucky tamariki. Kia ora Rob!

For more, see https://www.oratia.co.nz/product/maui-sun-catcher/

Ngā mihi mahana ki ngā kaiwhakahaere me ngā kaimahi kātoa.

Rob Ruha and band in full swing

Rob doing a giveaway of Māui - Sun Catcher

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