Te Paraeroa a Tūmataueranga is a group who've been fighting on behalf of the families to bring their loved ones home following the Malayan Emergency war. Thirty six Service personnel and dependants will be brought back to New Zealand from Southeast Asia, six of those remains are Māori. Te Kāea spoke to ex-servicemen Hemana Waaka of Te Paraeroa a Tūmatauenga.
Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou
Mere McLean hails from the Mātaatua region with links to Tūhoe iwi. Working from the Rotorua district, Mere has recently returned to Te Kāea after spending two years in Whakatāne. Mere is motivated by the desire to let our people tell their stories from their perspective.
If you have any stories to share with Mere, email her here: firstname.lastname@example.org