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  1. Video for Final salute for last Māori Battalion officer
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    Final salute for last Māori Battalion officer

    More than two hundred people, including dignitaries and members of parliament, paid their respects to the last officer of the 28th Māori Battalion, who died on Friday.

  2. Video for Last 28th soldier farewelled
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    Last 28th soldier farewelled

    Lieutenant Alfred Preece was farewelled at his Chatham Island home. He's the last officer of the 28th Māori Battalion.    

  3. Video for The last officer of the 28th Māori Battalion has fallen
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    The last officer of the 28th Māori Battalion has fallen

    Lieutenant Alfred Preece, fondly known as Bunty, passed away this morning at his Chatham Island home. At 96 years of age, he was the last officer of the 28th Māori Battalion.

  4. Video for A new D company book needs whānau photos and stories
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    A new D company book needs whānau photos and stories

    D company historian Harawira Craig Pearless is piecing together a book on the Māori Battalions D Company, and he's putting the call out to whānau to be a part of it by sharing their photos and stories. 

  5. Video for 28th Māori Battalion Company D author highlights stark differences
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    28th Māori Battalion Company D author highlights stark differences

    Ex-serviceman and historian Harawira Pearless is penning the first book regarding the 28th Māori Battalion's Delta Company. He says the tribal and also geographic differences compared to the other Companies is vast.

  6. Video for Historic 28th Battalion commemoration in Reefton
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    Historic 28th Battalion commemoration in Reefton

    In a historic first, the small South Island town of Reefton commemorated veterans of the 28th Māori Battalion.  Local Ngāi Tahu hapū were invited to lead commemorations for the first time.

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    Wellington commemorates Battle of El Alamein

    The 75th commemorations of the Second Battle of El Alamein, where more than 10,000 New Zealand soldiers were killed or injured, was held in Wellington today.

  8. Video for A trip to remember Captain Pekama Kaa of the Pioneer Māori Battalion
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    A trip to remember Captain Pekama Kaa of the Pioneer Māori Battalion

    Checking off a major item on the bucket list, descendants of a Ngāti Porou war hero are making their way over to visit the grave of their elder to celebrate his memory and realise an ambition that has been a lifetime in the making.

  9. Video for Battalion soldier William Hei Walker remembered as a man of integrity
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    Battalion soldier William Hei Walker remembered as a man of integrity

    Hundreds of mourners converged on Te Kaha's Te Ehutu marae to pay their final respects to the last Te Whānau ā Apanui 28th Māori Battalion, C Company veteran, William Hei Walker. His whānau say his legacy as a humble, hard working backbone of the community lives on.

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    Last Te Whānau-a-Apanui 28th Māori Battalion veteran passes away

    Hundreds of mourners are expected to pay their final respects to the last Te Whānau ā Apanui 28th Māori Battalion, Company C veteran, William Hei (Pom) Walker. The 94-year-old passed away Monday morning  (17th July) at Whakatāne hospital, surrounded by whānau. 

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