School pays trib­ute

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

The Last Post rang out from Ngati Toa School last Tues­day as white crosses to sym­bol­ise men who died at Gal­lipoli were un­veiled.

In at­ten­dance were rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the New Zealand Army, RSA and Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Hekia Parata.

In the Fields of Re­mem­brance project, 8000 white crosses were placed in schools na­tion­wide, with Ngati Toa School start­ing the ball rolling.

Parata’s fa­ther, hus­band and brother were part of the New Zealand De­fence Force and she said it was valu­able for chil­dren to hear sto­ries of the past.

Crosses in the Ngati Toa School grounds.

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