Tuesday, 25 April 2017
ANZAC Day on RNZ National features live coverage of the dawn service at Pukeahu National War Memorial, followed by a programme of interviews and discussion hosted by Mihingarangi Forbes and Colin Peacock through the morning, then returning to Pukeahu for further coverage of events there between 11am and midday.
6:00 Live broadcast from Pukeahu National War memorial
7:10 Maartje Abbenhuis
Maartje Abbenhuis is an Associate Professor in Modern European History at The University of Auckland. She is meeting with historians from all over the world - including New Zealand - who have gathered in Wellington for 'Myriad Faces' - a special conference at Te Papa which looks back at the legacy of 1917.
7:30 Tony Masters
Commander Tony Masters, RNZN, is leading the contingent to France and Belgium for Anzac Day commemorations.
7:40 Dr Catriona Pennell
Dr Catriona Pennell from Exeter University has studied the Irish experience of World War One. She is also an expert in how that war is understood by young people today.
8:10 Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Jull
NZDF Lieutenant Colonel Brendan Jull is in Gallipoli for the New Zealand National Service at Chunuk Bair.
8:20 Jean Cretney
Jean Cretney of Carterton has been trying to find out more about the Carswells who fought and died in World Wars I and II.
8:30 Roger Smith
Roger Smith has been researching the German tradition of war poetry and, in particular, one notorious poem published in Germany right at the beginning of WW1 in 1914 entitled "A Chant of Hate against England".
8:40 Professor Michael Neiberg
Professor Michael Neiberg is from the United States Army War College in Pennsylvania, where he teaches military history to US army officers.
9:10 Rahui Papa
Historian for the Kiingitanga, Rahui Papa, explains how Waikato and Maniapoto commemorate war. Rather than go to war in WW1, Waikato Maori were arrested and imprisoned for resisting conscription.
9:20 Peter Stanley
Peter Stanley is a Professor at the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society. Peter has published more than 30 books, mainly in the field of Australian military-social history, though he has also published in British imperial military history. He has recently focused on the Great War. Peter's major current project is 'Terriers in India', a book - the very first - on the experience of the 50,000 British Territorial soldiers who served in India during the Great War.
10:10 Dr Monty Soutar
Dr Monty Soutar discusses his most recent research project dedicated to the Māori men who fought and died for their country.
10:20 Kingi Taurua
Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua speaks of his experience of landing in the Vietnam bush in 1965 as a 23-year-old gunner with 161 Battalion.
10:30 Ron Mark
Former New Zealand army officer and politician Ron Mark discusses the fate of the 33 New Zealand servicemen who died fighting or serving in the Malayan, Korean and Vietnam wars.
10:45 Branigan Kā
Branigan Kā is a Māori musician and a radio host for Te Upoko o te Ika in Wellington. He shares his stories and sings a waiata to conclude the studio-based segment of the programme.
10:58 Pukeahu National War Memorial
We return to Pukeahu National War Memorial and Philippa Tolley provides commentary of the 11am service there.
We would like to thank Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for the historic audio used in today's programme. Kia ora!