Bridge fashioned as a whale's backbone, across Waiwakaiho River, New Plymouth.‘NZ Wars Day’ on the way

The government has announced a New Zealand Land Wars Day will soon be introduced, to commemorate the wars fought on New Zealand soil between 1843 and 1872. Constabulary actions though continued until 1916, one whole year after Gallipoli where, and when, we supposedly ‘came of age’ as a nation. Heaps of Māori political figures are now pronouncing loudly in support, all new adherents to the cause; and good thing too. Some historians… Read more »