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November 12, 2015 Thursday April 21, 2016

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100 years weekend of Anzac Day Cheaper bus fares By Laura Shipley

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“It was the first time ever I thought city and don’t want to thecentral Governor General of New have toand worry aboutwould congesZealand Australia lead One hundred years ago, on April thetion or parking parade together.time limits. 25, 1916, New Zealand held its first “Wellington City Council “The Governor General will lead Anzac Day. fi rst proposed thisyear,” initiative the parade again this he said. Commemorations were held in in February thiswas yearestablished and I’m The association most towns and were attended by in thrilled that it’s ahead of April, 1916, aftergoing a number veterans and returned servicemen. returned in timeservicemen’s for Christmas.” clubs were In Wellington, a memorial service set up Theincheaper fares canofbethe different parts was held in the Town Hall at 3pm. country. paid by cash or with a SnapA patriotic meeting, attended by per card. The changes Captain Donald Simsonwill was be a big about 2000 people was held the part inofeffect from making thisbeginning happen. of same night. service Saturday, Novem- in After his on return from Gallipoli Wellington Returned and Ser- July ber1915, 28, each weekendthe through he travelled country vices’ Association (RSA) President encouraging to the last veterans service on to Sunday, join clubs. Lieutenant Colonel Ron Turner December Ron joined20. the RSA in 1972 QMS said this was designed so after he returned from serving in veterans could retain their bonds Vietnam.  How do you feel about onI could and remember their fellow soldiers a welcome boost for retail fares bring multiple benefits Thelower RSAweekend “became fares a place buses? Aremen youand who lostto their lives in the First meetWellington sales.” the city. with returned service likely to use public World War. Councillor Iona Pannett, “This shows support for an theirmore families”, he said. withbeen these lower The ceremonies have changed Chair of Wellington City environmentally sustainable “It transport means I have able to stay fares? Send us an email – over time to what they today Council’s Environment Comtravel option for are people who in contact with people I wouldn’t where a lot of people attend. mittee, said the cheaper bus want to go shopping in the normally have contact with.” Last year, it was estimated The idea of the dawn service 400,000 people attended the dawn comes from Australia. service at Pukeahu National War In 1931 some New Zealand vetMemorial Park in Wellington. erans toured Australia and were “It was very emotional,” said Ron impressed with the dawn services [From left] WRSA Office Manager Zenetta Ganic and WRSA President Lieutenant Colonel Ron Turner QSM get poppies when asked about how he felt about held there so they brought the idea ready for the annual poppy appeal. PHOTO CREDIT: Laura Shipley the turnout at last years’ service. back to New Zealand. Wellingtonians have cheaper weekend bus fares to look forward to next month. For four weeks from November 28, Go Wellington buses will change to a $1 fare for one zone of travel and $2 adult fare and $1.50 fare for children for two or three zones of travel. It is hoped this will encourage people to use public transport to travel in and out of the city. The Wellington City Council has budgeted $200,000 for the initiative. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said the public transport initiative would help to get more Wellingtonians onto buses and into the central city during the busy weekends in the run-up to Christmas. “This initiative will provide


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end of the year. Continued from page 1 Plasma was used to make around 13 Nicola said blood donors were very different medicines and because of this special. “We always need more donors. Cur- the demand for plasma had increased rently only four per cent of the eligible “hugely”, Nicola said. • About 1 per cent of the population “You have to have given at least one population donates blood. 42,000tating patients) from 1 per cent hadcurended… looking at televiwhyyears I wanted to(orhelp war. are treated with blood donation in the “That’s last two “If Continued you are part of page the 96 products year. Following Phil spent about sion pictures of Syria and become how people through as a or blood “Korea is now each an economic you can a plasma donor.”my jobblood rently sat onthe thewar, fence thinking it, before 22 months in off Korea it’s flattened,Plasma that’s what South using policeanofficer, sometimes it’s equivalent powerhouse so itjumbo will bejets comThat’s to 110 is collected apheresis please jump andfrom join1956 in. toNicola 1957. The 81-year-old was just Korea was like. They were picknot their fault they’re in trouble.” pletely different from what full of people or nearly the capacity I asked people to think of the machine. The machine spins off the 20 at the time. ing themselves up from the war. Despite now being retired, Phil know,” he said. “bigger picture” and said one donation red blood cells and keeps the plasma. of Eden Park. has served as flag bearer He was called up in compul“It was pretty rough. I was The red blood cells are then returned could save three lives. sory military training in 1953, 20-years-old from rural Wai- for the RSA at Anzac to the donor. “Think of all the little children who where he served in the territori- rarapa. The devastation… the Day Dawn Service for • People who have been in accialsoinearned have leukaemia who your blood is the the pastnickname eight years. dents and suffered massive blood als before he was posted overseas people werePlasma virtuallyhas living “liquid gold” because of able to save… you’ve got to go beyond alsocolour, involved loss may need multiple transfusions as a peacekeeper. makeshift abodes. They were He is its Nicola said,to“Itgive reallyinisthe so wreath special,laying it yourself think of served who your During and his post, Phil as donation starving and we used of red blood cells and other blood made into soceremony many different could a driversave. on troop movements and them what can food be we had.” at the Cenomedicines.” “You’re helping ultimately to save supply runs in Korea just below Upon returning to New Zea- taph, volunteers his components. people’s lives and make a difference.” the demilitarised zone near the land, he joined the police force time on Poppy Day TheRiver, New before Zealand Blood Service The blood takemakes place tributes next • The biggest use of blood products Imjin moving to the andwas remained an offi cer fordrive morewilland also hoping Thursday, Novemberat19, at thefunerals ASB Inchon area. to have more people thansign three decades. veterans’ is for the treatment of cancer at upSix fordecades plasmaon, donations, said. Kilbirnie from 9.30am Phil saidNicola he “I alwaysSports felt so Centre sorry forinthe across Wellington. 26 per cent, with the next biggest This year 240thepeople have donated 2.30pm. pre- be He saidare it would still remembered devastation plight of theto Korean peopleAppointments combeing surgery at 19 per cent. interesting return to caused byhowever the war. the blood service ing was from New Zealand which plasma, ferred and will take priority. To to book Korea,448 years on from the devas“It was to three years500 afterdonations the war was the land of plenty. hoping reach by and the stillanis appointment call 0800 325.

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