26 days ago

We Say/You Say: Anzac Day

Thomas Campbell Reporter from Whangārei Leader

Hi Whangārei,

How are you commemorating Anzac Day? What stories have been passed down through your whānau?

April 25 marks the 106-year anniversary of the Gallipoli landings, one of the most costly campaigns for the Allied Forces during World War I.

Anzac dawn and commemorative services up and down the country are scheduled to get underway after widespread cancellations last year, due to the nation being under Alert Level 4 restrictions.

The NZDF have advised of a reduced presence of military personnel at Anzac services due to deployment at MIQ facilities.

You can check out where the Anzac day services are on this interactive map on the RSA website.

Feel free and share your stories below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in the Whangārei Leader.

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Can anyone tell me who is responsible for delivering a pamphlet of mis-information, lies and distorted facts to the letterboxes of Onerahi?
Nowhere does anyone's name appear on the pamphlet or the website link.
This shameful nonsense should be stamped out, it is potentially putting people's lives at risk. We may be largely Covid free in NZ at the moment but that can change in as little as a few weeks.
Anyone receiving this pamphlet should refer to www.stuff.co.nz... for some accurate information instead of the lies spread by this flyer.

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WINGS Pamper Day

The Team from WINGS

The most awaited Pamper Day is finally happening this May! YAY! 😍
Come indulge in a day of self love
Enjoy mini pampering treatments from head to toe.

Raffles with spot prizes, stalls selling awesome goodies, bakes and coffee and a lot more.

Bring a friend and come have fun and unwind at a ladies only day.

* $10 entry.

* $1 per pampering min with a max of 15 min per treatment.

* Women only (10+ years old)