ANZAC 2018

Join us for a day of remembrance with ANZAC Day coverage and special programming exclusive to Māori Television. Made with the support of NZ On Air and Te Māngai Pāho. Livestreaming: Auckland Dawn Service, 5.20am, ANZAC Cove Service 2.30pm.

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As part of Māori Television’s comprehensive Anzac Day coverage, we are giving you the opportunity to create a personal message of remembrance for friends or family who took part in past wars or conflicts. 

Every message will be represented by a poppy placed on our virtual cenotaph.  You can click on the poppies to read the individual messages.

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Thank you for your service Granddad. I miss you. Love you heaps! *Huge hugs!*

This poppy is in remembrance of my grandfather Trooper Hubert John Matson 11/692. His unit the Wellington Mounted Rifles, 6th Manawatu Squadron landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 13th May, 1915, over 2 weeks after the main landings. In the August Offensive his unit was part of the attacking force that seized the heights at Tabletop in a silent night advance. On the 8th of August his unit relieved the shattered Wellington Infantry on the Chunuk Bair summit and for 24 hours he fought for his life against ferocious Turkish attempts to throw them off. He was wounded in a blast that killed 3 of his closest mates. After recovering from his wounds in England he spent the rest of the war as a provost (military policeman) in Palestine. His war service was one of the longest of any at that time. He signed up for the Mounteds in early 1914 and didn't arrive back in New Zealand until March 1919. Almost 5 years away from his family.

For my Poppa Ike - 81756 2ND NZEF L/CPL, 19 ARMD REGT 23/01/1919 - 09/04/2004. Love from, The Edwards Family in Porirua xxo

Papa Garry Stuart (Huata) K-Force Service number 459706 Thinking of you today and always xxx x

Remembering my Great Uncle- Private Edward Ivanhoe Woodhouse Lee 6/2184 Canterbury Infantry Battalion 5th Reinforcements. Fought in Gallipoli. Landed in Gallipoli around 6 August. Died of wounds on 11 August 1915. Thanking him and the hundreds of other men and women that contributed or sacrificed their lives so we could live ours in Peace. Gone but not forgotten R.I.P 🙏🏼 Chunuk Bair Memorial has his name inscribed. His body was never found.

I'm neither Australian nor New Zealander but I respect all who sacrificed. I hope to visit both some day and pay my respects in person. Thank you and Godspeed. -Joe McDonald, Chandler, AZ, USA

In tribute to my grandfather Bill Carroll, his brothers and mates who fought in the Great War. May they rest in peace. Much love to you xxx

In loving memory of Mervyn Jack Mitchell WWII

Remembering by darling dad who faught in Gallipoli. Never too be forgotten. Miss you so much even after all these years. Chris Clay and Family

In memory of my Great Grandad David William White who fought and survived at Gallipoli in 1915

rest in peace

May they rest in peace

In rememberance of Mums (Ngawhaea Hurinui) Younger Brother Pte Peter RAUHIHI - Victor 4 Company...Youngest Son to Peni & Ngawinika (nee Himiona) RAUHIHI of Shannon..Served & Died at Vietnam in 1965, aged 21yrs old..Buried at Poutu Cemetary, Shannon...Lest We Forget..May you be Resting In Peace my Uncle..loved & never forgotten from your Neice Rae Hurinui at Gsborne xx

In remembrance of our dad, Darcy Rankin, who served in th RNZAF 1939 - 1945 - A.C.1. We remember all those who have served, fought and also died for their future generations and our future livelihood. Arohanui - Rankin and Dunn Whanau (NZ)

Lest we forget. To all my fellow veterans Kia Kaha

Lest we forget A great response and huge respect shown at the Whanganui dawn service.

On ANZAC Day I would like to say a prayer for all the lost souls from all the wars that our grandfathers, fathers, brothers and sons get drawn into. Heaven help us to create a world without armed conflict.

in rememberance of all those who went to war ,We will remember them.

To honor and remember all those who served to to protect our rights of citizenship and universal peace. Oh for the touch of their vanished hands And for the sound of their voices - now still.

I'd like to say Thankyou to those who fought for us all.. your sacrifice will never be forgotten ...In remembrance of two great men in my family trooper reginald frank birdling of cantabury mounted rifles who died in service in galipoli 6 august 1915 and also my grandfather clifford hollis who served as a army medic gudal canal during the second world War

To my Koro Roihi Rikiriki Thank you for serving our Country NZ May you rest at ease where you lay at your death Crete Italy, Casino War Cemetery. We pray to someday visit you in Italy. Moe Mai Ra E Koro Arohanui From your family. Amine. Rikiriki Te Roihi Whanau Tuhoe ki Waiohau

Rest in peace Koro Roihi Rikiriki Tuhoe ki Waiohau

Lest we forget

In memory of my great uncle George Jordan killed on Messiness Ridge June 1917

In memory of our beloved father Peter Kinley who served at the front in action in tanks in both Egypt (El Alamein) and Italy (Monte Cassino) and then came home and never spoke about the enormity of his experiences - except on ANZAC afternoon each year when he got together with his 19th regiment friends.

Nga mihi aroha ki a kotou - Thank you!

This in memory of my grandfather Punoua John Raki/Rakitu and his older brothers William Pokura Raki/ Rakitu,Thomas Tupu Raki/Rakitu and Joe Enuaariki Raki/Rakitu. They were sent to France, Egypt and all returned home safely. In memory of you all Service men and woman who did and did not returned. Moe mai ra to moenga roa, kia rongo koe te kapikianga a te Messia Iesu Karaiti.

63390 Lt. Col. JAMES CLENDON HENARE Lest We Forget Grandfather xxx

For the Love of my grandfather William Lydon who served 1914-1918 and all the other Fallen Soldiers!xx

In memory of our grandfather Eruera Te Rauna (Syke) Manuel who fought in the 28th Maori Battalion "Company C" and allthosewho fought in our honour. Moe mai ra Grandpa East Coast. From all your mokopuna.

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