Posted by: rivettingkatetaylor | April 22, 2010

Thumbs down to Farmers Markets

A huge thumbs down for Farmers Markets planning to open on Sunday morning.

It is ANZAC Day. 

It is ANZAC Day.

It is ANZAC Day.

If you don’t understand what I mean, go to Paper Plus and buy the little book about the Poppies. It brought tears to my eyes.

We have our freedom as we know it today because of the sacrifices made in our past.

My friend SM’s words, whose uncle is on the 80c commemorative stamp: “Thanks to him & my Pop the world is a safer place for me to live in and I hope we or our families never have to see conflict like that again.”

Amen to that.

And go to a service on April 25. It’s the least our generation can do. Lest We Forget.



  1. Good on you Kate. And Moari TV has great coverage from around NZ if you can’t get to an event.

  2. I agree Kate .
    Whilst on my OE back in 2000 we spent a day at ANZAC cove (Our tracks tour 35 kiwi’s & aussies along with 2 pom’s 1 canadian & 1 Sth African 0has to be the most spine chilling place I have ever been to and makes you really appreciate just what those guys went through so we could have a better life . They deserve our respect everyday but most importantly on ANZAC day

  3. Good one Kate – keep up the great tradition begun at Heriot / Dunrobin in West Otago when you were involved in Guiding along with your 3 sisters and Mum

  4. Agreed! And what about Peace Movement Aotearoa choosing to sell its white poppies in the lead-up to Anzac Day? Pure and simple – it wanted to “cash in” on the decades of good RSA red poppy day publicity. PMA decided in 2008 to deliberately move to the Anzac period – there can be no disguising its intent. Shameful! It’s no wonder NZers are angry! It should return its white poppy selling to its original position on Hiroshima Day – and go the long haul to make the day its own, not try and piggyback on the blood, sweat and lives of our servicemen and women.

    PhilBee, Auckland

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