Poppy Day

Make sure you carry some cash this week


Twice now I have been wanting to get my family their poppies, as well as my own, but I rarely if ever carry cash on me.

It’s the way things are going. ? So, just like me, make sure you put some gold coins or an orange or blue note in your pocket before you head out this weekend.


– Pete




59,000 killed or wounded

Lest we forget the sacrifices made for us.

Rusty Vail, a member of New Zealand’s first SAS squad, helped to illuminate a giant 13m poppy in Auckland last night, to mark Poppy Day and the upcoming World War I centennial.

Alongside Auckland’s youngest army soldier, 17-year-old Private Tala Ellender-Nottage, the 86-year-old veteran projected the poppy on to the Sky Tower from the roof of the SkyCity Grand Hotel.

A poppy display will take place today down Federal St, with members of the Blues and Vodafone Warriors collecting money beneath the Sky Tower from 1pm to 3pm. Several Defence Force personnel and army vehicles will also be on site.

If you’re there, go say hi. ? Read more »


Are Anzac Day poppies a food preparation health hazard?

Credit:  christchurchdailyphoto.co.nz

Credit: christchurchdailyphoto.co.nz

Bevan Hurley reports

A fast-food worker is taking legal advice after he was ordered to remove an Anzac poppy from his work uniform.

Josh Lucas, 21, said he was sent home from Burger Fuel Riccarton in Christchurch on Friday after he refused to take off the poppy. ? Read more »

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Today is Poppy Day:

Flanders Fields at Britomart. Took 10 people from Westpac marketing dept 4 hours to put 12,000 poppies out.