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"The helicopter pilot who died in a crash while fighting fires in the Port Hills yesterday was a decorated soldier who served with 1st New Zealand Special Air Service Regiment in Afghanistan.
Corporal David Steven Askin was awarded the New Zealand Gallantry Star in 2014 for service in Afghanistan, including the incident at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul in 2011. During the incident at the Intercontinental Corporal Askin was wounded by grenade and rifle fire, yet carried on his mission and rescued guests from the hotel as fire broke out. He was also cited on a number of other occasions for exceptional bravery during operations in Afghanistan.
The Gallantry Star is New Zealand’s second-highest gallantry award, presented for acts of outstanding gallantry in situations of danger.
The Chief of Army, Major General Peter Kelly, said Corporal Askin had lived up to the finest traditions of New Zealand Army.
“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and comrades at this time,” Major General Kelly said. “He was an outstanding soldier who served his country with bravery and commitment – the same bravery and commitment he showed in helping his community fight these fires.
“His performance was of the highest order and was in keeping with the finest traditions of New Zealand’s military record.
“During his time in Afghanistan, Corporal Askin displayed great gallantry and leadership in the face of the enemy. He put himself in the line of fire, and put the objectives of the mission before his personal wellbeing.”"
Yes, it's official. I am preparing to leave my position as UNDP Administrator at the end of my second term in April. I have had eight incredible years leading this amazing global organisation, which is so well served by dedicated people around the world. I will leave with many good memories of the people and the initiatives I was privileged to lead. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11789320
I pray everyday I pray to the Lord, that I may be joined to the Lotus feet of the Lord. I ask for the charity to remember to remember Hari and sing his praises. I ask to serve to serve his lotus feet which is the best deed. I dye this mind I dye this mind with the name of Hari, I dye this mind. 9. 240. Guru Gobind Singh, Sri Sarbloh Guru Granth Sahib Ji.
It’s coming!! HALF PRICE Nursery Sale on Thursday 23rd February. Start browsing our range online and add items to your wishlist now. Plus, shop Nursery early online from 6pm on Wednesday 22nd February. http://farm.rs/2lTLvxN