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The fallen of the disastrous First World War battle of
Passchendaele will be formally remembered after Council today approved a
request for the new Kaiapoi to Rangiora cycle/walkway to take the Belgian name.
After the approval was gained of both the Rangiora-Ashley
and Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Boards, Council signed off on a proposal which
will see the path known as the ‘Passchendaele Memorial Cycle/Walkway’.
The cycle/walkway is one of two soon to be installed in the
District, with this link on the other side of the railway line from Lineside
Work is scheduled to start on the cycle/walk way later this
year, and it will be followed by a similar one between Woodend and Rangiora
which will get under way in 2018.
The move to name the Kaiapoi-Rangiora link celebrates the
upcoming centenary of the battle, which saw New Zealand troops including some from
the Waimakariri District – fight and die alongside their British, Australian
and Canadian counterparts.
The 100-day battle on the Western front was the biggest
tragedy in New Zealand military history.
In the attack on the first day, 845 New Zealanders lost their lives,
more than any other in single event in our post-1840 history. Our fledgling
nation shared in the 245,000 casualties sustained by the troops of the then
British Empire during a futile attempt to break the four-year stalemate on the
Western Front in Belgium and France.
Waimakariri has a special link to the battle, being twinned
with the Belgian municipality of Zonnebeke, which includes the Passchendaele
The link is supported locally by the Waimakariri-Passchendaele
Trust, chaired by Mayor David Ayers.
Both the Trust and the council will be represented at the
centenary commemorations in Belgium later in the year.
The Trust includes representation from both the Kaiapoi and
Rangiora RSAs along with others.
Zonnebeke hosts a military history museum that is devoted to
the events at Passchendaele and has proved a major attraction since it opened
on ANZAC Day in 2004.
Such has been its popularity, last year saw its millionth
visitor, with that honour falling to WDC employee Adrienne Smith during her
visit to the battlefield.
Near the museum, there is also a visitor centre outside the
famous Tyne Cot Cemetery where a large number of the dead were laid to rest.
The two sites are linked by the restored Ypres-Roulers
railway across which visitors can retrace the attack of October 4, 1917.
Between August 1914 and demobilisation in 1919, a total of
110,386 New Zealand men and women participated in the First World War.
This number represented 10 percent of a young nation whose population
was 1,089,825 at the time.
Just shy of 20 percent of those who served made the ultimate
sacrifice, with 18,166 killed and many more wounded.
New Zealand Trail Brochure (pdf, 1.8 MB)