Thursday, 1 October 2009

Commemoration has started in Auckland

A group of approximately 100 people from the community of Devonport, North Shore City, attended a Field of Remembrance Ceremony at Fort Takapuna last night (30 September 2009). The ceremony was in order to bless the ground where 5,000 white crosses are being erected, as a memorial for the New Zealanders who died in Belgium during WWI. Local Kaumatua, Heta Tobin, of Ngati Whatua iwi blessed the ground, and moving words were shared by Lieut. Col. Chris Mullane and Deputy Mayor of North Shore City, Julia Parfitt. The crosses will be on display outside Fort Takapuna for the duration of the exhibition (October 4 - November 15).

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