FROM THE NEWS DESK
It’s been aweek to remember what makes us Kiwis, from the 60 minis that whizzed through Clutha on the Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan, to the thousands of red poppies we wore for Anzac Day on Tuesday.
Yellow minis have become the embodiment of rebellious coming of age in the both the original and remake of the Goodbye Pork Pie road movie.
The 1981 film, directed by Geoff Murphy, was New Zealand’s first large-scale local hit. The remake, directed by Murphy’s son Matt, was released in October last year. And in some ways, the young Anzacs who lost their lives in battles 100 years ago, have come of age too. We wear the embodiment of their spirit and sacrifice on our lapels every year.
It’s been great to see the younger generation, the greatgrandchildren of these soldiers, take up the mantle, to remind us had we not won the war, we would be living in a vastly different world, of which yellow minis would probably not be a part.