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In the News | July 15, 2022

Sir Don McKinnon talks to Jamie Mackay on Radio

On Thursday’s show (Bastille Day – with Ro hosting from home with the ‘Rona and Jamie off playing golf), Jamie left a pre-recorded chat with Sir Don McKinnon to play and the feedback was incredible!

Sir Don, a legend of NZ politics (Deputy PM 1990-96), was making his way to France to help raise awareness and money for a museum in Le Quesnoy to commemorate the liberation of town on November 4, 1918, by NZ troops, just a week before the Great War ended. It’s honestly such a great yarn.

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In the News | April 26, 2022

New interactive museum to commemorate WWI NZ soldiers

There was some exciting news out over the weekend to mark ANZAC day.

Weta Workshop has teamed up with the New Zealand Memorial Museum Trust – Le Quesnoy to re-create a pivotal moment in our WW1 history – in Le Quesnoy itself.

The project will be a living memorial museum and visitor centre to honour New Zealand’s history in the small French town.

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In the News | April 24, 2022

Wētā ouvrira l’exposition à succès Le Quesnoy sur les champs de bataille de la Première Guerre mondiale en France

Wētā Workshop ouvrira l’année prochaine une nouvelle exposition ambitieuse sur les champs de bataille de la Première Guerre mondiale.

La société d’effets spéciaux basée à Wellington se dirige vers les champs de France à l’extérieur de la ville de Le Quesnoy, sur les traces du contingent néo-zélandais de la Première Guerre mondiale.

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