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  1. Video for Exclusive - A Son's Battle Part 2
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    Exclusive- A Son's Battle Part 2

    Paul Thomas promised his mother he would bring home the body of her fallen soldier son.  That vow launched an incredible 42-year battle with bureaucracy.

  2. Video for Exclusive - A Son's Battle Part 1
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    Exclusive- A Son's Battle Part 1

    Paul Thomas fought successive governments and bureaucracy to bring the remains of fallen servicemen home from South East Asia.

  3. Video for Exclusive - A Son's Battle
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    Exclusive- A Son's Battle

    The man who led the return of New Zealand soldiers killed and buried in South East Asia has revealed the bittersweet moment he heard he had won.

  4. Video for Soldier and son Tuterangi Kawha returns home
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    Soldier and son Tuterangi Kawha returns home

    The remains of another soldier from Te Whakatōhea and Te Whānau-a-Apanui were returned to Ōpape on the East Coast.

  5. Video for Sergeant George Nepia returns to Rangitukia
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    Sergeant George Nepia returns to Rangitukia

    Sergeant George Nepia was one of 27 personnel repatriated from Malaysia and Singapore and today family escorted his remains back to Rangitukia.

  6. Video for Repatriated personnel receive warm welcome home
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    Repatriated personnel receive warm welcome home

    Twenty seven personnel and one child repatriated from Malaysia and Singapore received a warm welcome home from family at Auckland airport today.  

  7. Video for EXCLUSIVE: Family devastated NZDF unable to repatriate brother’s remains
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    EXCLUSIVE: Family devastated NZDF unable to repatriate brother’s remains

    The family of RNZAF Officer William Anthony Devescovi is still struggling with news he won't be part of the Malaysia Singapore repatriations as planned next week. 

  8. Video for Family unable to repatriate soldier – remains not under headstone
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    Family unable to repatriate soldier – remains not under headstone

    Twenty-eight servicemen and one child were to be repatriated from Malaysia and Singapore by Government next week but one family will not be welcoming their loved one home having received news that his remains were not located under his headstone.

  9. Video for Whānau accompanied repatriation 'can't be done' – Ron Mark
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    Whānau accompanied repatriation 'can't be done' – Ron Mark

    Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson is supporting veteran Paul Thomas' request to be present at the exhumation of soldiers to be repatriated from Malaysia in August. But Defence Minister Ron Mark says this is not possible.   

  10. Video for Re-united with the bones of their ancestors
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    Re-united with the bones of their ancestors

    The remains of 7 ancestors have been repatriated to Ngāti Manu by the Museum of Whanganui after DNA testing traced them to Ōpua.

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