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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In loving memory of all those brave men and women who lost their lives so we may live free.

In memory of our Great Grandfather who fought in WWI - Edwin Malkin G 16637, 36th Brigade Snipers, 7th Battalion Royal Sussex Regt. Lest we forget. Kia maumahara tonu tātou ki a rātou

David Hoani, John Hoani, Dad Sydney Joseph Hoani e kore wareware tia.

In Loving Memory of the Son and Grandsons of the late William Henry Bird and Kiekie Hopaia Bird.. Murupara Trooper Joseph Bird-Gallipoli, Auckland Mounted Rifles Division 28 Maori Battalion - George Gabriel Bird, Henry Tahawai Bird, Pera Sydney Bird, James William Bird, Maurice Tukuha Douglas Bird, Percy Marunui Murphy, William Murphy, James Murphy, Edward Murphy.. so many Uncles that we never knew, Fathers and brothers in arms.. forever in our hearts and memories Kaua e warewaretia..Arohatino nui xoxoxooxxo

He mihi Arohanui mo toku Koroua. Ko Lawson, Tunoa, Crapp. 28th Maori Battalion. Arohanui Te Mauri. Xxx

In loving memory of all the brave men and woman who fought for us, especially my tipuna. Arohanui xox

Love and miss you dad. Such a great man that lived an adventurous life, with Whiskey Company being a part of that adventure of courage and compassion. I salute you and may you RIP with the heavenly angels. Arohanui my daddy. Pte Barney Cassidy, 3 Platoon, W Company.

TFor George kaa ,Peri mura,Fred kaa i will always remember them

He rau aroha tenei ki toku koroua a Thomas ( Curly ) Ikitongia Kanavatoa raua ko toku kuia hoki a Pirihia Nukunuku he nehi ia i taua wa. Kua tu kaha korua me nga tamatoa o Aotearoa. Kua tutuki hoki i nga raruraru maha I roto I nga haerenga. Me moe mai I te Ariki. E kore matou nga whanau e warewaretia. X

In remembrance of all who fought for us but a special shoutout to my granduncle Pukeroa Robson. I never got to meet you but your picture hung in my nanny Mei's (your sister) home for as long as I can remember. I would stand in front of your photo and wander about you as I got older I realized just how great a sacrifice you made for mine and others futures. I will always remember and think about you . I will never forget...thank you to all!!!!

In memory of Our dad Eruera Rangiwaha Wawatai Lance Corporal in the New Zealand Army. Who served his country so we may live another day. 11 months today he passed away at 82. Lest we forget...

To my Grandad Robson who served with the 28th Maori Battalion. Tonight I place a poppy upon your photo of Nana & you in remembrance for ANZAC tomorrow.  "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. Lest we forget."

Kia ora whanau in remembrance of my dad Henry Mathieson Samuel Davis C company east coast." We will always remember".

Remembering them all this Anzac Day, especially my father Lieutenant Fred Ellis, 2/6th AIF who served in the Middle East and Borneo. Lest We Forget.

My great grandmother Te Paea Ihaka watched four of her sons go to war. SGT Te Rawhiti Ihaka - serial number 39352, served in the Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF) - the Maori Battalion. He was captured in Greece and spent some time in a prisoner of war camp. He came home along with his other brother Ngawaka and Riki. Both suffered some form of war trauma including loss of limb. Their other brother Reweti rests in Al Elamein War Cemetery in Egypt. Kingi, my dad, followed in their footsteps and served in Malaya with the SAS. To all my cousins who have served and those who continue to serve and risk their lives so we can enjoy freedom - I salute you. Honor. Respect. Aroha.

We will remember them. Not only the sacrifice of those who served, who gave up their today so that later generations would have a tomorrow, but those who serve now and in the future. A credible well equipped defence force helps to keep the peace. Let's not take our freedom for granted and let the sacrifice of those who served and never returned home have been in vain.

A special thanks that I never said to my Dad - thanks for what you gave - thanks to all who gave

Reweti Ihaka: Mihi tangi. Ki ta matou whakaruruhau i ngā hau kino o te wā, i ngā tao tāwai, i ngā tao rangirangi, i ngā tao whakarōriki, moe ra i Ihipa. Moe mai i roto i Te Ariki.

Remembering you Papa Hubert Edwin Williams Smith, mysterious man of mystery.

In loving memory of Dad and poppa . With upmost love & respect we thank you and the others Brothers of war. Thank you for you sacrifice so we could live in a Free country with freedom of every thing . Gone but never forgotten Xxxxx

With the upmost respect for the outrageous courage and spirit shown... So proud of each and everyone of you. Gone but never forgotten.

Thanks Grandpa. I know you could never talk about it but thanks.

In memory of you uncle Thomas...although we never had the pleasure to meet you..taken from us in your youth and tragically is with pride that we honour you for your service to our country.. Gone but never forgotten...With much respect and love.....Arohanui Jacenda..Katya..Ezra..xox

In loving memory of our dear uncles - Ken, John & Ben (Guy) Tumataroa. At the going down of the sun, we will remember them ♥♥♥

RIP to our fallen soldier Tutawhiao who fought in the Malayan War, and to all those who fought so hard for our country. What you all have done will never go unrecognised. Xxx

John Te Kaiamo Ingram, B Company, 28th Maori Battalion, killed at the battle of Takrouna WWII. We did not know you Uncle Johnny but your daughters and all of your sisters had a photo of you, with the pyramids in the background, on their walls. Our Kuia wrote a song when news came through that she had lost her beloved only son. We celebrated your medals in Murupara on ANZAC day last year. Ae, you and all who fought, will never be forgotten. Arohanui.

For dad. Veteran of D-Day landings at Omaha Beach. RIP

Ki ōku pāpā, ōku koroua, koutou i tū ki te mura o te ahi mō mātou o uri whakaheke.. e kore rawa e warewaretia x

Tenei ra te tuku Mihi Aroha Whakamaumaratanga Kia Koutou e oku Tupuna Koroua o Ngai Tuhoe, Ngati Koura Ki Te Papakainga mai Te Whanau Hohua, Nga Tama Toa a Tumatauenga 28th. Ko Hori, Wenerei, Mita, Tiaki, Wiremu, Te Ngahuru, Eretini, Paatito, me Taiapua Hohua. Kaare rawa Koutou e warewaretia e Ta Koutou Whanau Whanui. Moe Mai Raxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Thinking today of our much loved father and father-in-law, Leonard Macbeth from Patea, South Taranaki, who fought in the Pacific in WWII.