Ask most people, particularly north of the Bombay Hills, where Tinui is and they would look blank (‘‘Monumental efforts’’, Focus, January 14).
We know it well. It is relevant to my wife and I because Neil Palmer is our brother-in-law. He’d be upset about my writing about him as, like any Kiwi No 8 expert, he gets on with the job and keeps his head down. He is passionately devoted to Tinui and the only way you will get him out of there is in a box. The neat and tidy look of Tinui is substantially the result of his work in a very small township – one small church, school, hall, two small local museums and a coffee shop.
Whether Tinui held the first Anzac service is irrelevant – the armed services parade there every Anzac Day.
Peter Patten, Auckland