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Anzac, General Freyberg and the Once Pristine Lake Horowhenua (Pt 1)

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Aotearoa New Zealand likes to sell itself as “100% Pure”. Unfortunately it is far from that condition. I’m re-blogging this as firstly, I am concerned that even in this wonderful country of ours, money too often takes precedence over the welfare of its inhabitants (human and otherwise). Secondly it illustrates the egalitarian attitude to those in authority that is part of the Kiwi character.

Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

The iconic ANZAC poppy

Here is a story of pollution at its worst. ANZAC, unexpectedly this year (2015) became the avenue of discovery and the event that prompted me to write this post. A note first to non-Kiwis/Aussies, ANZAC stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps … every 25th of April, we commemorate our brave soldiers … our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, who both risked and sacrificed their lives in the two World Wars.

Freyberg in his youth at Oriental Bay, Wellington (NZ) A young Freyberg at Oriental Bay in Wellington NZ

I hadn’t intended going to an ANZAC service and haven’t done since my father passed away in 2007. It brings back my deep sadness at losing him. An ad however, in the Horowhenua Chronicle, was brought to my attention by a family member about a special service to be held at Lake Horowhenua, Levin, honouring Lord General Freyberg for the centenary of  the

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Author: Barry

A post war baby boomer from Aotearoa New Zealand who has lived with migraines for as long as I can remember and was diagnosed as being autistic aged sixty. I blog because in real life I'm somewhat backwards about coming forward with my opinions.

One thought on “Anzac, General Freyberg and the Once Pristine Lake Horowhenua (Pt 1)

  1. Neat Post Barry. i enjoy reading about historical figures and their humanity.

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