Sunday, October 23, 2011

God defend New Zealand




English verse: "God Defend New Zealand"
God of Nations at Thy feet,
In the bonds of love we meet,
Hear our voices, we entreat,
God defend our free land.
Guard Pacific's triple star
From the shafts of strife and war,
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand.

Māori verse: "Aotearoa"
E Ihowā Atua,
O ngā iwi mātou rā
Āta whakarangona;
Me aroha noa
Kia hua ko te pai;
Kia tau tō atawhai;
Manaakitia mai


From Sept 9, the Rugby World Cup was played in New Zealand. there were a lot of support by the people, different suburbs don colours of the countries that came to play. Cars flew flags. This car had a lot of flags. This house even painted their own the Coat of Arms of New Zealand. We won by a narrow margin of 1.

The All Blacks won last night against the French, after 24 years at their home ground.


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Ginny Hartzler said...

Gosh, they are very serious sports fans! I'm off to vote again!

Dave said...

Very patriotic Ann. Wasn't it great to win? :-) Dave

lina@home sweet home said...

A great event indeed...

Animor said...

Great photos of events and congrats for winning...

Serline said...

I'm still living in Bangkok. The weather was hot and sunny where I am staying now. No rain, no flood.:)

Carver said...

That sounds like a fun event. Great shot.

Kim, USA said...

Ann, congratulations! I couldn't believe it 25 years..well it is time that NZ could have it and hope it will also last for another 25 years! I also did vote! Happy Monday!


Chubskulit Rose said...

Very nice!

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Beyond Wandering said...

That's an awesome sign and a fun event!

cassandrasminicorner said...

Thank's for sharing:)

Visiting from MYM! Hope you can visit me too if you have not done yet..


MadSnapper said...

no odd comments on mine. love the bag of onions.