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Are You Proud?

If you’re not you should be.  Look at what New Zealand has achieved through the luck of timing (sometimes it’s good to be at the end of the world), decisive action and a culture that has demonstrated kindness, tolerance, tenacity and support in equal measures over what is arguable the start of the toughest economic challenge we’ve ever faced.

As I stood at my gate at 6am on ANZAC Day I joined so many New Zealanders in recognising and celebrating bravery in the face of adversity and how we were doing ‘out bit’ in 2020 for the heroes of the past and the future.   It was an important time for me to reflect that many of the people most ‘at risk’ in New Zealand from COVID19 were those whose families sacrificed enormously for us in 1915 and how important it is for New Zealand that we not only recognise but we continue that ANZAC spirit of greater good and protection for all.  

And to all the bugle players across the land who played last post at 6am; that eerie sound that resonated in remembrance through our streets, across the land, down the valleys and up mountains, I thank you.