World War 1 poet Alan Seeger and his rendezvous with death

War poet Alan Seeger and his rendezvous with death by Michael G. Williams It is difficult to say how familiar people are with him. Some may have heard his name; others may have read his poems; and still others might recognize his face.  More than 100 years after his violent death, poet Alan Seeger’s spiritContinue reading “World War 1 poet Alan Seeger and his rendezvous with death”

The day Chicago came to Auckland in 1963 – the Bassett Rd machine gun murders…

Originally posted on Pete's Writing Life:
The bullet-ridden bodies of Frederick George Walker and Kevin James Speight were found in a house on Bassett Rd in Remuera, Auckland. A team of 32 detectives began an immediate search that led to the arrest of Ron Jorgensen and John Gillies.?more… Presented by: Peter Petterson While the…

Inside the love triangle that rocked the royal family

Originally posted on Hutt's World of People:
by Sarah Carty Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer Over 750 million royal fans from all over the world tuned in to their TVs on July 29th, 1981, to watch as the fairytale wedding of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer took place in London. It was everything supporters…

Private Radio Hauraki ruled the waves back in 1966…

Originally posted on Pete's Writing Life:
1966?Radio Hauraki rules the waves – NZ History Report: Pirate station Radio Hauraki broadcast its first scheduled transmission from outside New Zealand’s 3-mile territorial limit.?Read?more.. Presented by Peter Petterson: I used to listen to this pirate radio station on my transistor radio in my flat in Auckland’s North…

Diminishing returns may spell the end of future NZ tobacco tax increases…

New Zealand First MP Shane Jones says it’s time to recognise market forces haven’t led to the expected reduction in Māori smoking rates and try a new approach. Party leader Winston Peters has invoked the agree to disagree clause in the coalition agreement to say New Zealand First won’t vote to a further 11.46 percentContinue reading “Diminishing returns may spell the end of future NZ tobacco tax increases…”

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