War stories make for compelling reading

War stories: Allan Dodson is doing a history of every man to serve in WWI from Porirua.

Soldiers' stories often start and end at railway stations, and Allan Dodson's own labour of love is no exception.

100-night salute to war fallen

A SOMBRE EXPERIENCE: Denis Teeling pictured with his grand-daughters, left to right, Coral-Anne Teeling, 8, Jayne Teeling, 6, and Ella Marsters, 6, after playing the last post at Seymour Square last night. He will continue to play 100 nights until April 24.

Denis Teeling thought of his grandfather as he played the Last Post on first night of commemorations.

Battlefield gets Hamilton memorial

FUTURE GHOSTS: Translucent beings inhabit an artist’s impression of the Ypres Memorial Garden in Hamilton’s Memorial Park.

Ceremony marks the beginning of work on a new memorial garden in Memorial Park.

Poppies to honour rugby's fallen

The black-edged poppy to represent the number of first-class rugby players who died for their country, part of the NZ Rugby Museum's Patriotic Call to Yarn.

Rugby Museum, National Army Museum call for felt or knitted poppies to represent 160 rugby players who died for their country in World War I.

Paving the way to Anzac Day

Getting there: Memorial Park Alliance manager Duncan Kenderdine with a view of the progress on the Basin Reserve side of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Wellington's new war memorial park is rising out of the dirt in Buckle St.

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