Park upgrade to mark Tangiwai heroism

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Minister of Arts and Culture

Headline: Park upgrade to mark Tangiwai heroism

Maggie Barry | Arts, Culture and Heritage

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced a $40,000 cash contribution along with DOC planting and landscaping to upgrade the site of the Tangiwai Memorial in the central North Island.
Ms Barry today took part in the unveiling of a new memorial yesterday to mark the courage and sacrifice of train driver Charles Parker and fireman Lance Redman who helped save the lives of 134 people when the Wellington to Auckland night express plunged in to the swollen Whangaehu River on Christmas Eve 1953.

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