Into this Spring the New Zealand Remembrance Army, in partnership with the South Wairarapa District Council, Featherston Memorial RSA and local volunteers, will re-start service grave and memorial restoration work at the Featherston and Martinborough cemeteries.
If you are interested in supporting this work by participating in our painting/restoration activities, please contact us through the NZRA Facebook page.
If you have loved ones buried or memorialised in these cemeteries and do not wish to have their grave or memorial restored please contact us through our Facebook page. Alternatively, such notification can be provided to Trish Drury at the South Wairarapa District Council (emailing Trish.Drury@swdc.govt.nz).
Thank you for supporting our activities.
Lest we forget
A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.
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This week we feature Thomas the tūī and a lovely picture and words from by Simon Woolf.
"This is our spring friend, Thomas the tūī , enjoying nectar from a kowhai tree my sister gave us as a present over 20 years ago! The kowhai is such a feature in our garden, having been replanted as a small tree, which hadn't as yet flowered, from our first home in Standen St. Thanks heaps Deb."
Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.