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Artist returns to European front

An Invercargill photographer is excited to be returning to Monte Cassino, Italy after her last emotional trip. Maree Frewen-Wilks went to Monte Cassino 10 years ago to photograph New Zealand returned soldiers for the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino. Frewen-Wilks chroni
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Artillery man won’t forget

Forbes Greenfield, 94, is among the few World War II veterans taking part in this year’s Anzac parades. The former gunner will be at the Wellsford dawn event next Friday, helping commemorate the centenary of World War I. He is the Wellsford club’s oldest member and was als
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Chosen Kiwis focus on historic journey

Nearly 10,000 Kiwis entered a ballot to attend the 100th anniversary next year of the Anzac landings in Gallipoli. Here we meet some of the lucky ones who are going to the historic Turkish peninsula. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Woodhouse said 251 double passes were won by
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Gallipoli trip far tougher for troops

Walking in her ancestors’ footsteps Janet Johnson will be walking in the footsteps of her ancestors at next year’s Anzac Day commemorations. The Waitara woman has been selected for a double pass from the New Zealand Gallipoli 2015 ballot box and will join 2000 New Zealande
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Gallipoli centenary places awarded

Almost 2000 New Zealanders have been given the chance to attend the ceremony marking the centenary of the Gallipoli landings in Turkey. The Government released the names of those who will have a spot reserved at the Gallipoli 2015 ceremony today. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Micha
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