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New Zealand's first poppy day

24/04/1922 - New Zealand's first poppy day

A total of 245,059 small poppies and 15,157 larger versions were sold, earning £13,166. Of that amount, £3,695 was sent to help war-ravaged areas of northern France; the remainder went to unemployed returned soldiers and their families.

What happened that day?

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Maori Battalion website

Vietnam War website

  • Anzac Day

    First observed in 1916, Anzac Day – 25 April – honours all New Zealanders who have fought and died in war. Each year, sombre ceremonies are held at war memorials across the country and overseas. More...

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