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Thirty Māori NZDF members to perform at Gallipoli

By Online News - Rereātea

As ANZAC Day nears, a group of Māori members of the NZ Defence Force are preparing to head to Gallipoli for the annual commemorations.

Lieutenant Commander Olly Te Ua will travel with a team of thirty from Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa (the NZ Defence Force) to Turkey.

There the group will perform to honour those lost in battle at Gallipoli.

Lt Comm Te Ua, who says this is a first for this group, paid tribute to the fallen soldiers reciting the Ode of Remembrance in te reo.