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April 25, 2008

Anzac Day has no meaning on the international tourist circuit. It's just another day to do touristy things. Meanwhile elsewhere in New Zealand:

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This mentality is especially the case in Westland-- the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand. This regional economy still has the settler ethos associated with mining and dairy farming, and the international tourism is concentrated around the glaciers.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 8:04 PM | | Comments (2)
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It's only reasonable that ANZAC Day has no meaning on the international tourist circuit. But note that NZ's Waitangi Day, Spain's National Day and a host of other days celebrated by other countries also fail to register on the international tourist circuit.

Rumpole QC,
there were a lot of New Zealanders at the Greymouth caravan park.They watched rugby on TV but they did not attend the dawn parade. The Australians present--they were from Queensland-- did so. It was the oldie radicals such as myself and Suzanne who failed to honour the dead. That has to do with a distinction between good wars and bad wars.