ANZAC 2021

A national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peace keeping operations.

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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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Your tributes

Tribute to my Grandfather (Te Orongonui Keelan) who rests in El Alamein and to all the officers and soldiers who have passed while serving in the 28th Maori Battalion.

To another man i knew from Wairoa of Tuhoe descent Bill Moana with MAORI Battalion who fought at Monte Cassini...Haere ki hawaiki haere haere...Nice knowing you uncle Bill

Tritributes to Fraei and Reimer great uncles who perished in both world wars and are buried both in le touret and cologne RIP.

Rest In Peace Allen penter And so many more young servicemen ( my friends) who I know fought bravely and courageously for this land and our freedom!! Fondly remembered Susan preston ( formally from Auckland) now living in Christchurch NZ

To you all Rangi Kingi Walter Kopae, Toihau Wharewera, Walter Wharewera, Tini Crapp, Roley Crapp, Tai Moeke Pinto Wahapango, You laid down your lives for your God, your King and your country so that we may live to honor our God also. We are forever grateful for your courage and dedication for the cause.Your families will continue to honour you all mmighty warrioes. May you be forever young , In Jesus name Amen.

Forever grateful to my Dad Des Minogue, Royal NZ Volunteer on Atlantic convoy duty throughout WW2.

In memory of my Nana's beloved brother, Ivor Roulston, who died in May 1945, and is buried in Italy.

Lest We Forget.

In loving memory of the many family members who died in too many battles. and to those whom served and survived and came home and those served in our beautiful country, Aroha Aroha Aroha

Remembering Uncle Te Pehi Parata of Waikanae. Died aged 22 on 13 March 1941. Buried at Durban, South Africa. Member of the 28th Maori Battalion. Nga mihi aroha.

He puna wai aroha e kore e horehoretua i te rā. Nā rātau tātau i ora ai, e kore rawa e warewaretia. ❤️

To my Love Grandfather and best friend Peter NS Smith 4th and 6th RMT

Erana Te Okore Maurirere. Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Kia maumahara tonu tatou ki a ratou. We miss and love you Dad.

Sgt.Thomas Wilfred Rongomai Worrall 26565.. 1918-2004.. served with 28th Maori Battalion in WW2 later in J Force...Loved and respected by whanau and all who knew him .

Papa grandfather Manua Tutara. 28th Pioneer Maori Battalion from Pukapuka and after moving to Waimauku, marrying Te Hira Matua Pairama. Placed on behalf of their only surviving child, son Paenua Tutara soon to be 81years old this July, now recovering from a major operation in hospital. E kore e wareware mātou i ngā wā katoa. We will never forget Papa. In rememberance humble respect for that time of sacrifice Paenua Kiri Tutara

F/Sgt Stuart Richard Bisset RNZAF NZ415738 – Air Bomber. Age 20. Died June 23rd 1943 Mulheim Op. For the uncle, I never got to meet.

Private James Mita Ruri, Service Number 810724; World War II (1939-1945); Jayforce (1945-1948); 28 Maori Battalion, B Company. With respect for your service to our country. We love and miss you every day dad.

39220 L/Corp Wikuki Rewharewha Ka maumahara tonu tatou to whanau e taku tipuna koroua

Tom, Tommy, David, Arthur. All served across two generations that my generation did not have to. Aways fondly remembered.

Mick (Dad) 75 Squadron WW2. Remember all our veterans and the sacrifices they made.

Lest we forget

For Dad/Poppa...In Loving Memory

Dad (Bill). Grandpop (George) Henry, Geoff and Uncles. We thankyou, respect and love you. We Will Remember Them RIP