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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They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old age shall not weary them nor the years condem at the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them. We will remember them lest we forget. Any one is welcome along to the cenotaph in Blenheim every night et 6 o clock. Ceymor Square. NZ

WHITAU brothers: ki Te Wai Pounamu .our poua- grand father MUSSY TUAPAOA was... fortunate.. of three brothers to return home.with Puaka and ARAPATA KOTI. they all served with the Pioneer Maori Battalion. we appreciate- acknowledge the commitment, ALL our men, wahine- whanau of the time made for hapu iwi whanau. the dreadful outcome.. was we also lost a generation of leadership. the lesson learnt was to respect, work...together... as iwi maori....poua then became committed to the local Moeraki community, Te Hahi Ratana and mahi "Te Kereme" the Ngai Tahu Land Claims as did his tipuna. the story goes he knelt down and ... kissed.. the whenua. upon return, when leaving the ship..he loved the game Penny up...R.I.P. x (100th Anniversary 2015)

My Koro Jim Brooking also known as Iwa faught in the 28th Battalion along with his brother Julian Arthur Brooking. Frank Brooking, Henry Brooking and Jim Brooking were all Brothers. Ned Brooking, Owen Brooking and Stephen Brooking are all cousin. We are all related in one way. The Book Nga Tama Toa has photos in the back. Including the Brookings. They're on page 380.

Turei Matthews my great granddad fought in Crete for 28th Maori Battalion he was a private he survived the battle in crete but later died in his home town of Pakotai Northland

Maia Te Atarau 28th Maori Battalion 6th Regiment. Resided in Waiohau, Bay of Plenty. Although none of his grandchildren knew him, as he passed not long after returning home, we appreciate his contribution to the Commonwealth, New Zealand and his families freedom. Lest we forget

RAF pilot, killed in action during WW2: David Leo Nola was born at Ruawai on the 1st July 1914. His family were resident's of Tatanui in the Waikato for the duration of their lives - & Tatanui was the place David Leo Nola would call home. Sergent Nola was the Captain of a Wellington Bomber Aircraft engaged during the night of the 6/7 may 1941, in an attack on a target in enemy territory. On return the aircraft crashed into the Humber River. Sergent David Leo Nola losing his life and was classified Killed in Action. His body was recovered and laid to rest in the Military Cemetery at Grimsby England. David Nola completed 382 Hours in his role as Pilot. Report on Accident to Wellington Aircraft No. R3169 No.75 (New Zealand) Squadron night of 6/7th May, 1941 With Reference to casualty signal submitted by No.75 (NZ0 Squadron Feltwell, T199 dated 7/5, the following report is submitted: - 2: Aircraft R3169 had the following crew on board: - A39930 Sgt. Nola, D.L (David Leo) Captain Killed NZ40656 Sgt. Mee, A.C 2nd Pilot Killed P.30 Page, C.F Observer Missing 949560 Sgt, Russell, W. Front A/G Missing 988980 Sgt. Hall, J 1st W/T Optr. Missing 1375911. Sgt. Craven, A. Rear A/G Uninjured 3. This aircraft took off at 2215 Hours 6.5.41 to attack a target in Hamburg. The weather was 10/10th over the target and most of the route, and a variation in the forecast winds caused the aircraft to make a landfall at the mouth of the Humber at approximately 0440 hours on 7.5.41. The aircraft turned South and almost immediately struck a balloon cable when flying at 1,000 feet. The aircraft dived steeply and crashed into the water.

Thomas Wilfred Rongomai Worrall from Ohinemutu ,Rotorua...served in North Africa and Italy with Maori Battalion.Returned to Aotearoa after war then Joined J force in Japan. His young life was shaped by this powerful ,traumatising and momentous event and he never forgot his mates who didn't return home .The war experience also shaped the lives of the whanau of all the soldiers ,and still continues to do so today. Love and respect to all those who fought ... Kia kaha ake ake e koro.

39338 Private Ben TeHau Harding E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa.I te hekenga atu o te ra Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata ko maumahara tona tatou ki a ratou Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou.Moe mai e Koro.

Reg no: 817461; 28th Maori Battalion, C Company - Paora (Paul) Te Ipaipa Downes. I never heard your stories, as some of my older cousins did nor did I have the chance to get to know you well or spend time with you but the memory of you is always with me. We were one of the lucky came home and now we, all your mokopuna and great and great-great mokopuna; your legacy, remember and keep you in our hearts always x Lest we forget.

39539 28th Māori Battalion - Lieutenant Henry Innes Falwasser E kore ratou e koroheketia Penei i a tatou kua mahue nei E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa. I te hekenga atu o te ra Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou. Ka maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou. Moe mai e te Pāpā <3

In memory of my beloved and dearly missed grandfather Tama Gage from little ole Omaio Bay, Te Whanau a Apanui. Husband of the late Makere Gage. My mother is his eldest child Hemaima Anderson (Jackie Anderson). I am forever grateful for the sacrifice you and your brothers Nehumoana, Hati and Herewini Gage and all my koro made.

In memory of Hui Amoterangi Simpkins B COY Reg number 65201.Always remembered Koro xox

World War One. Veterans from Puketeraki Marae, Otago. GT Harper, D Muir, Te Wahia CT, S Antoni, C Benson, T Donaldson, EM Ellison, TW Ellison, FJ Harper, JLT Harper, H Parata, RC Parata, J Phillips, RJS Tetau, G Te Wahia, H Te Wahia, H Te Whao, T Te Whao, Sister ESTHER TUBMAN. Me Maumahara Ratou. Apiti hono, Tatai hono. Te hunga mate KI te hunga mate. We will always remember you, as veterans, fathers, grandfathers, sons, and whanau. Aue, Aue, Aue Ha. Hiiii.

25845 Pte ELLISON Thomas Mutu Rangiwahia, D Coy, 28 Maori Battalion.

In loving memory of our koroua Tauranga Koopu Akuhata - 28th Maori Batallion. Love and miss you, always in our hearts. RIP

In memory of our Grandpa Leonard Helmbright, 28 Maori Battalion D Company, Te Kaha. Love and miss you, your mokopuna's.

RIP to all those who fought for our country.. Much respect, love and admiration...we will remember them...lest we forget.

Ki tooku paapaa Herewini Matetahuna Tiopira, ki ooku maatua keekee, ki ooku tipuna - koutou i tae atu ai ki te mura o te ahi - nei raa taku mihi tangi ki a koutou katoa....

To all the brave men and women who have given their all for the freedom we have today, you will not be have earned your rest and done your duty . We will remember , lest we forget .Rip My father Don Anderson World war 2veteran

Pte Manukura Hapuku 19351 - K.I.A. Belgium E kore koe e warewaretia

Coupe de France: Guingamp célèbre dans la liesse une victoire "phénoménale"

for all the people who died rip

In loving memory of my great uncle Samuel Gray, Wellington Mounted Rifles, died of wounds in Palestine, 16 November 1917

Thomas Simpkins, my great-uncle, of the Cavalry Regiment died on active service Gallipoli 1915. On hospital ship; address at enlistment Taneatua NZ. Always rememembered

Lance Corporal Akuhata Rore (Augie) Serial No: 62693 Address on enlistment: Taneatua, New Zealand Date of death: 2-Nov-42 Place of death: Western Desert Buried El Alamein Cemetery Egypt.

In rememberance of my Koroua Ngatirangi Hinga Private 25876 A Coy 28 Battalion and all who served and sacrificed so much in both wars. We your mokopuna thank you for your taonga your life, so that we would have life.

Arohanui to all those who battled for our way of life today. I will be eternally greatful:-)

This is not a glorification of war. It is rememberence of the men and now women who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for not only their country, but our freedom. It is now our responsibility to keep this spirit alive. It is our responsibility to ensure our children and their children are aware of this sacrifice and give thanks to those who never came home. With all our love and honour. The Green Family Auckland

In loving memory of Grandpop - Ronald J. Bowles, 25 Battalion & POW, & Great-Uncles - John E. Thompson, Victor D. Thompson & Fred Thompson, all of the 28 Maori Battalion. We will remember them...

Remembering you today Dad, missing you and the stories you and all the uncles and aunts used to tell (as well as yr laughter and sung alongs). Moe mai ra...arohanui xxx