Awe-Inspiring Battle Fields
As the idea of a modern-day battlefield becomes more open to interpretation amid the use of drones and surgical strikes, this Memorial Day its important to appreciate the fact that the locations of battles past are still even recognizable.
The lives behind the names
There are 11 names on one part of a Stanhope war memorial, but if you were born in the past few decades, chances are you wouldn't know who they were.
Governor-General Quentin Bryce departs PNG
GENERAL Quentin Bryce has departed Papua New Guinea, ending a five-day state visit to the Pacific Island nation.
A story of brutality, depravity & triumph over adversity
THIS IS A COMPELLING and informative work. It's also long overdue - telling the historically significant and often harrowing story of the contribution of Chinese people to the growth and prosperity of what, sadly,we must now regard as 'old Rabaul'. One detects that this has been a labour of love for Dr Peter Cahill, the son of a polismasta , who ... (more)
Memories of Black Monday
January 15, 1945 was a tragic day for the Royal New Zealand Air Force - eight Kiwi pilots and eight aircraft were lost in operations against the Japanese during a series of attacks over Rabaul in Papua New Guinea.
Bay of Plenty Times
Anzac Day 2013: Lest we forget
Bryan Cox, 88, holds a model of a Corsair fighter-bomber, an aircraft he flew during three tours of duty in the Pacific War.