Ieper, Belgium - New Zealand Ceremony at the Ramparts

New Zealand Remembers ' From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth'  Wednesday 11th October 2017.


At 7 p.m. a special commemorative event with a distinctly New Zealand flavour was held in Ieper/Ypres. Along the ramparts next to the famous Menin Gate, a video and sound show telling the story of New Zealand’s participation in Passchendaele “from the uttermost ends of the earth” was shown

Featuring the arrival of a 14 metre Maori waka (cano), as part of the event, a ceremonial waka taua paddled for the first time in Flanders’ fields, by a 14-strong crew.