Today is Waitangi Day, which is NZ’s national day. It’s usually marked by Maori sovereignty protests and flag burnings. Oh, and it’s a nice day off in the middle of summer for the non-political types.
Anyway, here are some significant New Zealanders, by way of a reading diversion.
Ernest Rutherford - atomic science pioneer
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa - opera singer
Edmund Hillary - first honky to climb Mt Everest
Arthur Lydiard - “inventor” of running, as a pastime
Charles Upham - one of three people to win the VC with bar
Richard Pearse - aviation pioneer
Peter Jackson - movie director / producer
I might go have a Speight’s after work, now that I think about it.
Ka kite anō au i a kōrua.
NB: I tried to get public domain photos, but not all of them are. If you are the copyright holder of any of the above and want me to get rid, let me know.