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Thursday April 14, 2016

Capital prepares for Anzac commemorations

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pay tribute to those that were wounded or lost their lives and to their families back home. “The programme planned for this year is an opportunity to remember those who died from injuries and disease, or were wounded in body and mind. “It is also a time to remember the women and their families who were left behind to carry on,” Ms Wade-Brown said. Aspects of the programme aim to both commemorate servicemen and women and educate the public. WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show will use light to tell stories of WWI, with the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park acting as the canvas. The Katherine Mansfield House and Garden is hosting Women of Empire 1914–1918: the untold stories of New Zea-

The capital is preparing to pay tribute to service members, their families and their sacrifices during World War I, with a diverse variety of exhibits and productions. This year’s commemoration was particularly significant for New Zealand, Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown said. “While WW1 centenary commemorations began last year, it was on the Western Front in 1916 that our country experienced its most significant loss of life.” More than 2000 New Zealanders died, and over 6000 were wounded, at the Battle of the Somme, which New Zealand entered mid-September, 1916. Ms Wade-Brown said the programme this year will

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land and Australian women in WWI, an exhibit featuring costume and ephemera that honours the contributions and sacrifices of New Zealand’s women. White crosses will once again be installed on the Salamanca Lawn at the Wellington Botanic Garden to honour local fallen soldiers from a hundred years ago. This year 964 individually named crosses and a Star of David, commemorating those who died in 1916, will be added to the 866 laid down last year. Wellington will join Sydney and Canakkale, Gallipoli in exhibiting an installation by Australian artist Alan Giddy that celebrates New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with Australia and Turkey. The installation, titled Sonic

Wells, consists of three ‘wells’ that will transmit clear audio from each city, allowing people to hold conversations across oceans. The Wellington well, officially launched on April 23, is on Cuba Street, in between Dixon and Manners.  For more information on Anzac Day commemorations head to

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chapter. “Many mothers find breast feeding so much harder than birth.” “[The hub] will be a nice set-up with comfy chairs for mums to sit on. The idea is now we will also be able to give individual time for each mum – it will be appointment based.” Liora said the change could not have come at a better time with more and more mothers using the service.  For more information on the Family Support Hub, head to familysupporthub.

Continued from page 1 The clinic was based at Trinity Church in Newtown for just over year before moving to the Newtown Community Centre for the past two years. On Monday, the group held thei r last week ly meeting at the community centre. The hub will now run out of a new space on Riddiford St, in the heart of Newtown. Lactation consultant Liora Noy, said the clinic was grateful for the community centre’s support over the past two years and were now excited for the next

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