NZ High Commissioner looking forward for Mono commemoration
A commemoration date to mark New Zealand’s military landing on Mono Island in the Shortlands during World War II will soon be set.
The provincial government of Western Province are still waiting for the people of Mono Island to set the date for them.
Speaking during his courtesy visit to the Western Province Premier Hon Wayne Maepioh, HE Donald Higgins expressed his excitement to attend the commemoration on Mono Island because the island is an important part of the military history of New Zealand during World War II (1939-1945).
“The biggest landing force of New Zealand was there,” HE Higgins said.
“So I am looking forward for when the date of commemoration will be set so that I can go to Mono to help commemorate the event with the people there.”
WPG Provincial Capacity Development Advisor Mr Henry Zimbo assured the New Zealand High Commissioner on behalf of the Premier during their meeting that they will try as much to make the commemoration a memorable one.