This is the inspirational story of one of Aotearoa’s most outstanding Māori war heroes, Hokianga-born Harding Waipuke Leaf (Ngāpuhi, Te Hikutu), who was awarded the military cross for bravery and who fought in both World Wars
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The Liberation of Le Quesnoy
The story of the NZ Division that liberated the town of Le Quesnoy without any loss of life to the civilian population, during WWI. The events of November 4th, 1918 will never be forgotten.
Director, David Blyth, follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, a WWI soldier. From training at Maadi Camp, Egypt. to the battlefields of North Eastern France, Le Quesnoy and beyond.
Hear the untold stories of a group of Māori Pioneers through the eyes of their descendants. Descendants now of a similar age to their tupuna when they set off to battle in The Great War.
Follow the life and times of Pixie Williams, the singer of New Zealand's first pressed record and the #1 hit 'Blue Smoke'.
ANZAC DAY 2020
A national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars and wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations.
100-strong battalion remembers Māori WWI soldiers
A one hundred man battalion has marched in Gisborne to celebrate war historian Dr. Monty Soutar's hometown launch of his new book, "Whītiki! Whiti! Whiti! E!". The march was organised to commemorate those who fought in World War I, 100 years ago.
Story of Māori soldiers' WWI contribution told in new book
The new book includes 1,000 illustrations and 600 pages outlining how more than 2,200 Māori served in the war, including soldiers from the Māori Battalion.
Remembering their tipuna koroua who went to war
Eighty volunteers from around the country are in camp in Tūranga this weekend as part of a 100-man guard of honour that will commemorate 100 years since the return of the NZ Māori Pioneer Battalion from WWI.
Calling on the descendants of the NZ Māori (Pioneer) Battalion
Ngā Taonga a Ngā Tama Toa Trust is calling for volunteers to form a 100-man guard of honour to commemorate 100 years since the return of NZ Maori (Pioneer) Battalion soldiers in 1919 at the end of WWI.