First rays shared in remembrance

THERE were tears, pictures held of relatives lost in the World Wars, and shared stories of fallen family members today at one of the biggest dawn...


At first light they came . . . veterans, sons of veterans, daughters of veterans, a community expressing the sadness and gratitude a century on from the horrors of Gallipoli. Picture by Paul Rickard
HUNDREDS of people are missing out on vital education here because of government cuts of more than $2 million affecting Eastern Institute of...
GISBORNE woman and former soldier Su Gingles was ready for combat back in 1978 — but the army appeared not to be ready for her...
A MAORI war veteran who might have been thought dead prematurely and a collection of lost war medals are this year’s Anzac Day mysteries...
ATHLETICS - BEFORE every high jump attempt, Maddie Wilson pictures herself flying over the bar...
SQUASH NEW Zealand junior open success, transtasman scalps and Oceania glory . . . all in just over a week’s work for young Gisborne squash gun...
GYMNASTICS - HELP is at hand for children thinking of running away to the circus...
CULTURE - WRITING to his sister, Arthur Trafford talks of how, if his mate Jack has arrived, he had yet to see him. Then nothing...
FILM - ENTRIES for the 2015 Rialto 48Hour Furious Filmmaking contest close this weekend and Gisborne teams that do get films made are in for a treat...
IT is a case of invites-only for the formal reopening of Gisborne’s War Memorial Theatre on the evening of Anzac Day, but anyone who’s interested can...
As New Zealand commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings today, it is interesting to reflect on what sort of a country we are a...
The sun will rise tomorrow over bowed heads around the nation on a day with immense significance, the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli...
Europe has responded slowly and ineffectively to the crisis in the Mediterranean, where migrant traffickers are overloading rickety boats with...
MIKE and I were very pleased as we read the article on Tuesday regarding the heartbreak of losing our home as the council’s paddock next to us slides...
ONCE upon a time big military operations were given obscure names so the enemy wouldn’t guess what the plan was. The German plan for the invasion of...
IT was April 25th 1948 when a distant sound of music aroused my curiosity. I stopped collecting earthworms from the garden and wandered to the front...
Some would like the “rail question” to go away...
Re: Many sports fields are in a bad state, April 24 comments...
Bruce Moon (re: April 24 letter). First, my comments are not propaganda. Everything I have written is based on fact, including findings from...
Justine Tyerman overcomes her fear of solo travel and revises her ideas about coach tours . . ...
Sandra Walsh writes about visiting the seven wonders of the inland waterways of the UK. Husband Barry Teutenberg took the pictures...
A dragon’s tail sideswiped me as I was standing inside the Taoist temple among hundreds of zealous worshippers with their offerings to the Goddess...

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