War Memorial Park tunnel named

TOM HUNT
Last updated 10:52 01/09/2014

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Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris Finlayson has named the tunnel beneath Wellington's new National War Memorial Park.

The tunnel will be named Arras Tunnel, named after the French town where the New Zealand Tunnel Company dug tunnel networks during World War I.

"I have visited Arras, and the reminders of the New Zealand presence and contribution are still in evidence today.

"Not solely through the memorial of the company's fallen soldiers erected by the town, but also by the graffiti they left in the tunnels during construction, including messages in Cook Island Maori," Finlayson said.

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- The Dominion Post

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