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April 2015 marks 100 years since the beginning of World War 1. Attendees at the National Rural Health Conference held in March 2015 in Rotorua paid tribute to our doctors, nurses, chemists, dentists and farmers who lost their lives during and as a result of the conflict.

New Zealand also supplied 10,000 horses – which at the time were the mainstay of our farming industry – to the war effort. Only four returned home.

A timely reminder of the sacrifice of the few for the many. It is never too late to remember them.

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