Foreign Intelligence Brief #406: Kiwi Troops Welcome Home Dead With Big Haka : Scout Magazine

28 08 2012

We have some friends from the UK visiting town at the moment. Their girls and our 2nd born were school friends in the UK and they kept in touch these last 12 years.

Anyway, we did the tourist thing with them this weekend, and their dad and I naturally got to chatting. The parents are originally from New Zealand, and much of our conversation was about the islands, Peter Jackson and all things Kiwi.

It was apt then that I came across this piece about the recent NZ troop deaths in Afghanistan.

Whether it’s rugby or soldiering, the NZ men have kept the fierce bonding dance of the haka as truly theirs, and in this video they pay homage to their fallen comrades. Fair brought a tear it did…

Foreign Intelligence Brief #406: Kiwi Troops Welcome Home Dead With Big Haka : Scout Magazine.

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4 responses

29 08 2012
misfits' miscellany

Sorry, QE, can’t watch vids, but I’ll take your word for it and have a drink as though I’d seen it.

29 08 2012
Quieter Elephant

This is an on-going issue for you MM. What platform do you use to enjoy reading blogs? (And visiting mine too.)

29 08 2012
misfits' miscellany

I can watch them, but I’m using a limited-allowance connection. I’ve got be sparing with the vids and audio. This is South Africa, unlimited connections are only available in certain areas, and it’s still pricey over here. It’ll remain thus till I’m back in UKtion.

29 08 2012
Quieter Elephant

Aha! I seem to remember the entire continent is served by a bit of wet string from Gibraltar or somewhere toboot…

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