Anzac Day is commemorated by Australia and New Zealand on 25 April every year to honour members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. Anzac Day is also celebrated in the Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa and Tonga.

This is the verse of the ode that is said during the minutes of silence on Anzac Day:

They shall grow not old,
As we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them,

Nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun,
And in the morning
We will remember them. Lest we Forget

The Sweet Stuff: ANZAC Biscuits are a snack food most commonly made from the primary ingredients of rolled oats, coconut, and maple syrup/golden syrup.


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Being a Kiwi, as great as it is, I enjoyed that VICE featured NZ in their global trend report. However, with all the focus on cities around the world, they managed to put NZ, the COUNTRY, not a city such as Auckland or Wellington, or hell, Palmy either!!

Here’s what they said:
“It’s slightly disappointing that no one in this majestic land actually looks like Frodo or Xena. Yes, that is all most of us know about New Zealand. Oh, and Flight of the Conchords, which isn’t the funniest thing ever, but it’s a little bit funny once in awhile. Eagle Vs. Shark was pretty good too—like Napoleon Dynamite but with cute accents and kind of sadder. What other good movies were made in New Zealand? Oh yeah, Heavenly Creatures. That’s an old fave. So anyway, instead of mythical creatures and lesbian schoolgirls, what we have here is a bunch of young cool kids being cool in their cool clothes that, we are slowly coming to realize, are the same cool clothes as everywhere else in the world. Globalization blah blah blah. Nevertheless, New Zealanders look like a pretty good time. It’s like new rave never stretched its poisonous tentacles all the way over there or something. NZ girls are good at mix ’n’ match. High-end designer pieces (Yohji Yamamoto Y’s, Zambesi) are carefully thrown together with more “street” items and bits of vintage. (MY FAV!) A simple black-and-white outfit accented with a Chanel purse plus arm tattoos plus pink hair with long bangs plus Docs equals “Let’s do this.” And wait, is that a tattoo of the Little Mermaid on her arm? OK, fine, let’s fucking do this. Everything is black-and-white, and color only occurs in the context of a perfect plaid shirt, which is harder to find than you think. Again, the preppy look for boys is a big winner, with a nice, muted-color Comme des Garçons cardigan and other tried-and-true classics, while the more metrosexual types keep up the snazz with either a slick cyberpunk vibe or a hobo kind of look. (Actually, hey, the guy in the floppy felt hat here is almost approaching hobbit territory!) Finally, all boys have uniformly decided, “Fuck it, let’s carry tote bags, what the hey.”

Check out THIS Kiwi Style:

FOURFONTAINE – THE LABEL

Fourfontaine is a New Zealand clothing label specializing in mainstream streetwear, underwear and kidswear. Fourfontaine began in 2003 as a part time business and hobby by then 18 year old Mark Hurley whilst completing his university degree. He wanted to create a brand that had the styling and quality of the high end boutique streetwear labels rarely seen in NZ, while offering them at an affordable price to the 16 – 28 year old target market.

Since the brand was created in the small summer town of Kerikeri, Bay of Islands (LOVE IT THERE!!!) four years ago, Fourfontaine has forged a very strong base of stockists with over 60 throughout the country. Fourfontaine also offers a comprehensive online store, shipping internationally, as well as a brand new flagship store located in the sort after location of Nuffield St, Newmarket.

For more info or to view the complete range checkout www.fourfontaine.com

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Today I picked up the new Vice mag and with more excitement than usual due to the fact that is was the Fashion Issue. As I browsed through the pages, as I always do first I noticed a fw things:

  • New paper – 10% post consumer waste, environmentally friendly, printed in Canada
  • Some raised image on the cover that despite my efforts, I could not distinguish (and neither could my mates!)

This, after a quick search, is what I found…..

Vice Magazine Changes Everything As Usual

[SOURCE]
Vice Magazine, which was ironically abandoned by its target audience of dirty trendsetters at the exact moment it became popular, has finally discovered how to sell out IN SECRET. The new issue has an ad for BMW superimposed on the freaking cover itself—but it doesn’t appear until you turn out the lights! As long as you don’t read it in the dark, nobody will know you are bought and owned by corporations just like everything else in this rotten country, dude. This is a brilliant idea that may save the American print media and destroy the editorial/ advertising divide as we know it, and that’s really all we have to say about that. [Media In Canada]

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Oh
how
time
flies……
This is me with my friends back when I was only in grade 7 at William G. Davis. So crazy that most of us from bac
k then still keep in touch and hang out. It’s great to know who your friends are and live out your life with them. Its only when you get older that you really need the people you knew when you were young.
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This video is of the New Zealand All Blacks doing the Haka, a traditional Maori War dance. My Dad used to do the Haka at rugby games when I was a little girl. He played some pretty hard core rugby in new Zealand before coming to Canada.

The haka as composed by Te Rauparaha begins with a chant:

Kikiki kakaka kauana!
Kei waniwania taku tara
Kei tarawahia, kei te rua i te kerokero!
He pounga rahui te uira ka rarapa;
Ketekete kau ana to peru kairiri
Mau au e koro e – Hi! Ha!
Ka wehi au ka matakana,
Ko wai te tangata kia rere ure?
Tirohanga ngā rua rerarera
Ngā rua kuri kakanui i raro! Aha ha!

Then follows the main body of the haka:

Ka mate, ka mate! ka ora! ka ora!

Ka mate! ka mate! ka ora! ka ora!

Tēnei te tangata pūhuruhuru

Nāna nei i tiki mai whakawhiti te rā

Ā, upane! ka upane!

Ā, upane, ka upane, whiti te ra!

’Tis death! ‘tis death! (or: I may die) ’Tis life! ‘tis life! (or: I may live)

’Tis death! ‘tis death! ’Tis life! ‘tis life!

This the hairy man that stands here…

…who brought the sun and caused it to shine

A step upward, another step upward!

A step upward, another… the Sun shines!



Click here for more info on the Haka!

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