สมเด็จพระราชินีนาถเอลิซาเบธที่ 2 แห่งสหราชอาณาจักร ทรงพระกรุณาโปรดเกล้าโปรดกระหม่อมให้ เจ้าชายวิลเลียม ดยุคแห่งเคมบริดจ์ เสด็จแทนพระองค์ ไปทรงร่วมพิธีรำลึกเนื่องในวันแอนแซค ประจำปี 2019 ในการรำลึกถึงผู้เสียชีวิตชาวออสเตรเลียและนิวซีแลนด์ในศึกสงครามต่างๆ ณ อนุสรณ์สถานหน้าพิพิธภัณฑ์ที่ระลึกสงคราม นครโอ๊คแลนด์ ประเทศนิวซีแลนด์
His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge represented Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to attended the civic service marked the Anzac Day 2019, remembering the Australians and New Zealanders who lost their lives in various wars of conflicts at the War Memorial Museum in Auckland, New Zealand.
Photos: Fiona Gooddall – Getty, Kensington Palace, Press Association #princewilliam#dukeofcambridge#kensingtonroyal#windsor#britishroyals#britishroyalfamily#greatbritain#gb#unitedkingdom#uk#anzac#anzacday#anzacday2019#auckland#newzealand#nz#aotearoa 🇳🇿🇬🇧🇬🇧🇳🇿
Source : @soldiersrd 🙌
"What does ANZAC day mean to us at Soldiers Rd?! It means a day to commemorate those who were lost in the the wars. It means men from Aotearoa boarding a ship to take them far far away, to a land that none of them had been to. It means those men fighting for freedom for others and for a cause that wasn’t really theirs. It means whanau waiting for tāne to return home. It means the Maori Battalion.
So, let’s also remember those men from the Maori Battalion who fought and died so we could enjoy this life we have. Let’s remember that those same men from the Maori Battalion, returned home and didn’t receive equal compensation of pension and land ownership as their pakeha comrades. Let’s remember those that never made it home, fighting on foreign land in hopes that they would be recognised as equals on their own whenua. Let us remember the many men who did return, suffering from post traumatic stress, who were never treated and who never got to heal.
Let’s also realise that even through all that, and after all that inequality. We always have Maori men, like Hokianga Dunn (the man in this shot), who join the Armed Forces and fight for peace and hope in our country and overseas.
Let us remember the final words that the commander of the Maori Battalion Lieutenant Colonal James Henare said to the 780 Maori men that returned home... "go back to our mountains, go back to our people, go back to our marae. But this is my last command to you all - Stand as Maori, stand as Maori, stand as Maori" #maoribattalion#aotearoa#anzacday#southpacific
This…is not a lizard! These endemic New Zealanders walked the earth with others of its kind 200 MILLION YEARS AGO, but is now the only (dwindled) living member of its order...the rest went extinct 60 million years ago. It has two eyes that focus independently and a THIRD EYE that you see in hatchlings…a light-receptive “parietal eye”, with lens, cornea, retina…but isn’t used for vision; by ½ year, it’s covered with scales and maybe has something to do with seasonal/circadian cycles. This animal can hear, but has no visible ear. It sheds yearly and has a back covered in SPINES (raised to court or fight) made of skin folds…and oh…it has between 5 and 6 BILLION pairs of DNA sequences, about twice what we have. Their birth sex is determined by soil temp. They sloooooowly regenerate lost tails. Although nocturnal as adults, kiddies are diurnal and stick to coming out in daytime maybe to avoid elders who are CANNIBALISTIC. It has TWO ROWS OF TEETH IN ITS UPPER JAW that OVERLAP A THIRD ROW OF TEETH IN ITS LOWER JAW. The bottom row of teeth fit BETWEEN the two top rows of teeth when they close their mouths. Like nothing on earth! The teeth are sharp jawbone projections, and if they break off or wear down, it’s all over for eating crunchy foods like hard-shell insects… slugs, larvae & earthworms are gummed by the old folk. And do they ever get old! 100 years or more. This slowest-growing reptile takes decades to reach sexual maturity, but after they do, they go and go. One male named Henry became a first-time daddy when he was ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN YEARS OLD. And he didn’t even have a penis…because both males and females just have…cloaca “vents”, like birds. And then he had 11 babies with Mildred who was in her 70’s or 80’s. I don’t even get how they managed…Females breed every 3 to 5 years; it takes up to 3 years to make the yolk, and 7 months to form the shell, and then a year to 15 months to incubate the eggs. I’m exhausted just reading that and I’m not over 70 years old. Oh…and this creature’s name? TUATARA, a Maori word meaning “peaks on the back”…traditional messengers for the god of death and disaster. #sphenodonpunctatus#rhynchocephalia
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Here's to some good news. Fantastic results from this longterm study conducted by @docgovtnz over the last 22 years showing the positive impacts large scale predator control has on kiwi numbers.
In the current round of Sock Madness, with 777 knitters speed knitting, I finished in FIRST place! It's been a knitting bucket list item for me to "win" a round (the competition doesn't really work that way), so I am thrilled.
This is also where knitters low-key represent their own countries (the Finns are the fastest!), so I'm proud to put Aotearoa and the Southern Hemisphere at the top of the board, as well as represent the minority PoC knitters in this very white tournament (I am only good at knitting sports).
These are Inky Madness in @hazelknits Artisan Sock (Cherry Blossom colourway). They took 16 hours of active knitting. Swipe for my other recent socks (details on my Rav profile). .
I feel a bit weird about bragging on ANZAC Day, but if anyone could appreciate warm feet, I'm sure it would be the ANZACs. 💮