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8:08 Song: Davy Lowston

Artist: Phil Garland
Composer: Trad.
Album Hunger in the Air
Label: Kiwi SLC 273 3'32"

8:13 Today in New Zealand History - 1 December 1792: First Settlement

8:18 The Pacific War - 70th anniversary

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Pacific War and in April, some New Zealand veterans attended commemoration services in New Caledonia. Two weeks ago a wreath-laying ceremony was held at Parliament to mark the anniversary. Our veterans' affairs reporter, Andrew McRae compiled this report about this country's involvement in the Second World War in the Pacific and talks to veterans Richard Connell, Athol Thorpe, Harcourt Downs and Trevor Fleming.

8:34 Song: Red White and Navy Blue/The Army in Fiji

Artist: Les Cleveland and the D Day Dodgers
Composer: n/s
Album: The Songs We Sang
Label: Kiwi LA 3 4'44"

8:39 Homework entry - Noel Vickridge of Hamilton

8:46 On this day in 1993 Helen Clark became the leader of the Labour Party.

Here's how Morning Report covered her first days in the new job. Introduced by Maggie Barry.

8:54 Song: Silent Night

Artist: Christchurch Sacred Heart Girls' College Choir
Composer: n/s
Album Christchurch Sacred Heart Girls' College Choir singing Christmas carols
Label: Robbins RR LP 49 3'23"

9:06 As I Remember - From Mummy's Boy to Man by Bruce Turner, read by Duncan Smith.

9:10 Song: Mai reki e daidai (O Come All Ye Faithful)

Artist: Centenary Methodist Choir of Fiji
Composer: Trad
Album: Centenary Choir Sings (1969)
Label: Viking VP 274 3'06"

9:14 Homework results

9:19 Peter McGovern of Hawera joined the Royal Navy in the 1890s and served in five wars

In this interview recorded not long before his death in May 1939 he talks about his experiences.

9:34 Song: Mademoiselle from Armentieres

Artist: Jack Charman
Composer: n/s
Album Oh It's a Lovely War
Label: CD 41 486309 2'52"

9:37 Book of the Week: Images of War, by Glyn Harper Harper Collins

9:54 Song: The Boys of the Old Brigade

Artist: Peter Dawson
Composer: n/s
Album Oh It's a Lovely War
Label: CD 41 486309 4'29"