Which day is more significant

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Which day is more significant to you as a New Zealander?

Waitangi day
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ANZAC day
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Neither
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Both the same
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Which day is more significant

Postby Mr Revhead » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:07 pm

Which day is more significant to you as a New Zealander?

With the debate about shops not being open on ANZAC day morning and there being lots of media coverage of ANZAC events, It got me wondering, which is more important to the average Kiwi?
In other words which day do you most feel encompasses the spirit of what it means to be a New Zealander?


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Postby Kiwi-Corolla » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:25 pm

For me, ANZAC day is much more significant.
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Postby Adamal » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:27 pm

I think that many New Zealanders are from a different time, and don't understand just how much the war rocked the nation and the world.

At the same time, I keep wondering if it is something we should keep bringing up. War is horrible, and is the death of millions of people over such selfishness and self righteousnesses is a bitter page in human history.
Sure, we are celebrating the heroes that fought for our freedom, but its the reason they had to fight which was so terrible...

I think I'll always be in 2 minds about it.
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Postby Sideros » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:42 pm

Anzac day for myself. I think it's important to remember the men that gave their lives for a "better world".

Personally I couldn't care less about waitangi day. It's a good excuse for a day off work other than that doesn't matter to me at all.
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Postby holden_fan2005 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:43 pm

Sideros wrote:Anzac day for myself. I think it's important to remember the men that gave their lives for a "better world".

Personally I couldn't care less about waitangi day. It's a good excuse for a day off work other than that doesn't matter to me at all.


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Postby h8wrxs » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:28 am

i voted anzac day purely for the fact i woke up next to a smoking hot blonde american girl last year on anzac day.

in other words neither has much impact on me, theyre both just another day off work
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Postby duddley » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:56 am

I do think shops should be allowed to open over easter as it is only religously significant to one part of society. But Anzac days reduced trading hours are fair and show alot of respect to the Brave men who fought to give us the freedom we take for granted.
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Postby Lith » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:21 am

h8wrxs wrote:i voted anzac day purely for the fact i woke up next to a smoking hot blonde american girl last year on anzac day.


BRILLIANT! If you managed to rope an Aussie bird into a threesome, it would have been perfect :)
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Postby eskimo » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:22 pm

Anzac day for me as has more to do with MY heritage etc etc
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Postby h8wrxs » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:28 pm

Lith wrote:
h8wrxs wrote:i voted anzac day purely for the fact i woke up next to a smoking hot blonde american girl last year on anzac day.


BRILLIANT! If you managed to rope an Aussie bird into a threesome, it would have been perfect :)


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Postby pjay » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:53 pm

Friday of course.
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Postby Bling » Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:13 pm

I don't have any personal attachment to either day really. I can respect the likes on ANZAC etc, but that's about it. Probably due to the fact my family came over on a ship a couple generations ago so never fought for NZ directly :lol:

Just a good excuse to not have to get up before lunch 8)
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Postby DRFTIN » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:15 pm

pjay wrote:Friday of course.


thats what i was thinking, public holiday on every friday?


personally im not a fan of either day
the treaty has become a reason to try and get as much money as they can out of the claims, not a reminder of the things that are meant to be good

and anzac day, yeah its about the people that passed fighting for their country, but i dont think wars are something that should be remembered
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Postby Mr Revhead » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:18 pm

ANZAC day is not about remembering the wars.
It's about remembering those who served and fought in them.
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Postby Bling » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:27 pm

Same thing though. You don't remember the people and not the event that took place :lol:
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Postby Mr Revhead » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:28 pm

Yes very true.
But it's not about celebrating/glorifying war like some suggest.
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Postby Mr.Phreak » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:07 pm

DRFTIN wrote:but i dont think wars are something that should be remembered
Reminds me of that Santayana quote
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Postby d1 mule » Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:57 pm

ANZAC by miles, all waitangi day does is generate drama and split the nation every year

but once it happens quake day for me
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Postby 1I1 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:10 pm

d1 mule wrote:ANZAC by miles, all waitangi day does is generate drama and split the nation every year


Pretty much this.

Nothing like a day that splits the country.
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Postby B1NZ » Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:25 pm

Both for me, Both celebrate the past, history and the shaping of NZ.

I actually thought it was going to be a poll of Easter Monday vs ANZAC day, For me that would be ANZAC day for sure.

I'm not sure if anyone else noticed but Stuff.co.nz as well as other media sources print it as Anzac day, which to me is wrong, it kinda seems like all the importance is in the first A and the rest of the acronym doesn't matter, Any one else notice this/agree or am I just over thinking things?
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