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In memoriam: The ties that ‘bind’

A Brief Reflection When it comes to ANZAC Day I’m always in a bind. The deaths, the maimings and the huge disruptions to ordinary people’s lives should never┬ábe forgotten; but to ‘honour’ that suffering in ways that, ultimately, may help … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day and Nationalism

I’ve never been to an ANZAC Day dawn service. I’ve often tried to work out why. I think I now know.

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The SAS and CEOs – what’s all the fuss about?

There’s certainly a fuss. The Defence Minister Wayne Mapp ordered an immediate inquiry. The Editor of the Nelson Mail wasn’t impressed. What is the fuss about? Perhaps it’s over the idea that the military need to run a ‘corporate cake … Continue reading

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