Whereas in Kerikeri, about three hours north of Auckland, bagpipes heralded a special bond... http://ift.tt/2rehaN0

Whereas in Kerikeri, about three hours north of Auckland, bagpipes heralded a special bond between an Australian sailor and her grandfather.

Sydney base, HMAS Penguin’s Leading Seaman Medic Submariner Melissa McLean had a tear in her eye as she and her grandfather led the parade through the town in true Anzac fashion.

“We found ourselves talking to New Zealand politician The Right Honourable Winston Peters,” Leading Seaman McLean said.

“I gave him a Royal Australian Navy pin and he thanked me for being there for my granddad and participating in the New Zealand service,” she said.

“Following the parade, I had the opportunity to strengthen trans-Tasman relationships with crew from HMNZS Wellington.

“I gave them a gift from Penguin, and a healthy dose of friendly banter.”
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