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Right Day, Wrong Date?

We have settled on 28 October as our new New Zealand Wars Day, with preparations underway around the country to commemorate these past conflicts. However, the choice of the date – 28 October – was surprising, having had little to do with the actual wars themselves. The date was chosen by a gathering of tribal leaders held in early 2016. So, why this date chosen? It’s the day, we are told, that the earlier Declaration of Independence was signed,… Read more »