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Auckland, New Zealand

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A morning of current affairs and conversation.

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Anzac Day 2017 National Commemoration Service

4/24/2017
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From the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in central Wellington presented by Philippa Tolley.

Duration: 00:54:00


Branigan Kā

4/24/2017
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Branigan Kā is a Māori musician and a radio host for Te Upoko o te Ika in Wellington. He shares his stories and sing a waiata to conclude the studio-based segment of Anzac Day Morning on RNZ National.

Duration: 00:06:56


Ron Mark - Repatriating the fallen

4/24/2017
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There has been some news recently about 33 New Zealanders who died in the Malayan, Korea, and Vietnam wars. After a long campaign, members of the fallen soldier's families will finally have their bodies repatriated to New Zealand. Last year Australia repatriated 24 of their fallen in an emotional ceremony and many of the families had hoped New Zealand would agree to move on the issue at the same time. That plea initially fell on deaf ears but last month the government promised to bring...

Duration: 00:13:28


Kingi Taurua - The Cold War

4/24/2017
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Between the late 1950s and early 1970s New Zealanders fought in Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam. These wars were part of the Cold War, a long drawn out conflict between Western nations and Communist countries. It was led by the US, and New Zealand participated alongside the Western forces until the early 1970s. Around that time, New Zealand's involvement began to stir public and political debate. An anti-war movement grew and later merged with the Women's Rights and Anti-Apartheid...

Duration: 00:16:18


Dr Monty Soutar - The Maori Battalion

4/24/2017
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The 28th Battalion of the Second World War, better known as the Maori Battalion, had a formidable reputation as one of the finest fighting forces but it came at a great cost: of the 3600 soldiers, 660 men didn't return home. One man who has spent much of his life researching and recording their stories is Dr Monty Soutar, and he has embarked on yet another project dedicated to the Maori men who fought and died for their country.

Duration: 00:14:02


Peter Stanley - The First Wars of Australia

4/24/2017
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Before World War One, New Zealand was involved in conflicts here at home. The New Zealand Wars were battles in the 19th century between Maori allies and colonial troops. The wars began in the North when Ngapuhi chief Hone Heke cut down the Government's flagpole in Russell. This year, the Land Wars will be commemorated for the first time, 172 years since the first New Zealand war. It's something that Professor Peter Stanley at UNSW Canberra is interested in exploring in his own country.

Duration: 00:37:41


Rahui Papa - Waikato Land Wars

4/24/2017
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The memory of the Land Wars and confiscations were too fresh for Waikato and Ngati Maniapoto iwi who suffered many losses of life, including women and children. So when it came to enlisting in the First World War, local MP Maui Pomare struggled to recruit volunteers. Adding to this the second Maori King, Kingi Taawhiao, proclaimed there would be no further uptake of weapons for Waikato people. Historian for the Kiingitanga, Rahui Papa, spoke to Mihingarangi Forbes about why Waikato...

Duration: 00:13:32


Professor Michael Neiberg - America and the First World War

4/24/2017
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1917 was an extraordinary year that shaped 20th century history, and has had a profound effect upon the lives we lead today, in the 21st century. In 1917, revolution in Russia took that country out of the war and paved the way for the Soviet Union. And after three years watching anxiously from the sidelines, the US joined the war against Germany in 1917. Colin talks to Professor Michael Neiberg, the author of "The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America".

Duration: 00:13:20


"A Chant of Hate against England" - German war poetry

4/24/2017
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Wilfred Owen wrote some of the best known poetry of World War One, as a British soldier in 1917. Since then, generations of New Zealanders have had to ponder poems like that in high school English classes, as well as the work of the other so-called 'war poets' like Rupert Brooke and Siegfried Sassoon - all of them British. There was a similar tradition of war poetry among the Germans too, and former RNZ Concert manager Roger Smith has been studying it.

Duration: 00:18:54


Jean Cretney - Bideford and The Carswells

4/24/2017
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These days, there's not a lot to the small Wairarapa settlement of Bideford, but outside the small, and now closed, local school there is a modest memorial to former pupils who served in the First and Second World Wars. At the top of both lists is 'Norman Carswell'. And the only other person recorded as being killed in WW1 has the same family name: George Carswell, who died in France in 1918, and was the uncle of Jean Cretney who now lives in nearby Carterton. Jean has been trying to find...

Duration: 00:12:10


Brendon Jull - Gallipoli

4/24/2017
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NZDF Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Jull is in Gallipoli for the New Zealand National Service at Chunuk Bair. This is taking place this year under tight security, after warnings earlier this month that the ceremonies on the peninsula could be a target for terrorism.

Duration: 00:07:01


Catriona Pennell - Messines and Ireland's fallen soldiers

4/24/2017
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Dr Catriona Pennell from Exeter University has studied the Irish experience of World War One. She is also an expert in how that war is understood by young people today.

Duration: 00:22:19


Tony Masters - The Western Front

4/24/2017
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New Zealand's First World War commemorations overseas this year will focus on the Western Front with Anzac Day ceremonies in France and Belgium marking the centenary of the battles of Messines and Passchendaele. It was on the Western Front that New Zealanders suffered the greatest loss of life.

Duration: 00:06:16


Maartje Abbenhuis

4/24/2017
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Historians from all over the world, including New Zealand, have gathered in Wellington for 'Myriad Faces', a special conference at Te Papa which looks back at the legacy of 1917, a year which represented the end of an older world order that most of us know little about. Someone who does know about it is Maartje Abbenhuis, Associate Professor in Modern European History at The University of Auckland, who spoke to Colin Peacock.

Duration: 00:19:27


ANZAC Day Dawn Service

4/24/2017
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The Dawn Ceremony of Remembrance from the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in central Wellington presented by Philippa Tolley.

Duration: 00:40:48


Anzacs rising

4/25/2016
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One hundred years ago a group of New Zealand soldiers caught up in the Irish Easter Rising of 1916 had the chance to change history when one had a clear shot of the rebel leader James Connolly.

Duration: 00:10:23


New Zealand's Chinese Anzacs - A buried history

4/24/2016
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It's been a buried history that has finally come to light. Chinese New Zealanders who fought in places like Gallipoli during the First World War were recognised earlier this year during a special commemoration and book launch at Wellington's Pukehau National War Memorial Park. Lynda Chanwai-Earle met some of the descendants and a community proud to have their Anzac's finally have their moment in history:

Duration: 00:20:53


Eric Bogle - Making Peace With Songs About War

4/24/2016
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Aussiesinger-songwriter Eric Bogle - the man who wrote about the loss of war in songs like 'The Green Fields of France' - talks to Colin Peacock about his life, music, and thoughts about conflict. He also plays two songs for RNZ listeners this Anzac Day.

Duration: 00:47:36


Neill Atkinson and Imelda Bargas - What's Anzac Day All About?

4/24/2016
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Neill Atkinson, chief historian, and Imelda Bargas, senior historian, both from Manatu Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, discuss how AnzacDay has been commemorated and what it has meant over the years to veterans, their families and to parts of New Zealand society searching for national identity.

Duration: 00:20:06


Remembering Fred Eru Toe

4/24/2016
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One of the New Zealanders who dug tunnels by hand in the chalk under Arras was Fred Eru Toe. His grand-daughters, Sharon Kautai and Frances Eru Toe, talk about his legacy.

Duration: 00:10:30

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