34 students and staff from the Leadership Academy of A Company, based in Whāngārei, are on the trip of a lifetime retracing the footsteps of their koroua who fought in World War II.
75 years ago, 230 Māori soldiers were killed in the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy at the end of WWII. It remains one of the 28th Māori Battalion's darkest days.
A group of Māori departed our shores on a pilgrimage to honour the bravery and sacrifice of our men.
Te Ao reporter Kereama Wright is travelling with the group and will be posting frequent updates on our social media platforms.