The media have got it wrong again.
They are banging on today about a new stamp issue honouring New Zealand’s 22 Victoria Cross holders.
And yes, the stamps are to be issued – by all accounts – without the country’s best-known living war hero.
Accoding to the Herald –
NZ Post will launch the Victoria Cross – the New Zealand Story, a series of 22, 60c stamps, on April 14.
Every VC winner from Captain Charles Heaphy, who fought in the New Zealand Wars, to Sergeant James Allen Ward, who fought in World War II, will be pictured.
But Corporal Willie Apiata will be represented on his stamp by his medal.