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March 12, 2018

First Lieutenant Alfred ‘Bunty’ Preece, the last surviving officer of the D Company, commonly known as the “Māori Battalion,” died last Friday 2 March. He was 96 years old. Lieutenant Preece served as an officer in Māori Battalion, of the 28th (Māori) New Zealand Infantry Battalion during The Second World War. The Battalion was formed […]

March 5, 2018

Did you know New Zealand has our very own military school? I didn’t, until a few months ago. Just like that episode in The Simpsons, it has been giving kids fancy uniforms, berets, and teaching them foot drills alongside their maths and english. Vanguard Military School is the most well-known “partnership school” in New Zealand. […]

March 5, 2018

Following the growing theme of American billionaires escaping to New Zealand, former American President Barack Obama and former American Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have announced upcoming visits to New Zealand. Obama will be the first to arrive when he lands on 21 March 2018 for a two day visit. The NZ-US Council, a non-profit […]