Every End Means a New Start, Belgium, August 31
This community event commemorates the deliberate opening of the locks at Veurne-Ambacht, Nieuwpoort by the Belgian Army, which caused the flooding of the Yser plains, that ended the German onslaught through Belgium and on to Dunkirk and Calais. The Belgians went on to hold the the Yser Front line through to the 1918 Armistice, providing much needed time for worldwide support to gather.
The organisers have invited us as the “most distant country” that helped them fight for their freedom, and as such, see our presence as encompassing all worldwide troops that supported them. Also, they remember and honour our Maori soldiers and their very special tactics in battle.
New Zealand Society Waitangi Ball
Anzac Dawn Service
Westminster Abbey Service
Our Annual Christmas Concert