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  1. Video for He Rau Mahara arrives to Firenze cemetery
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    He Rau Mahara arrives to Firenze cemetery

    The group He Rau Mahara has arrived at a cemetery in Firenze where they are paying their respects to the lives of the soldiers of the 28th Māori Batalion whom perished at the end of WWII. 

  2. Video for Pilgrimage to honour the 28 begins
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    Pilgrimage to honour the 28 begins

    Today a large contingent of over 100 Māori descendants whose forefathers fought in each of the four companies of the 28, departed our shores on a pilgrimage to honour the bravery and sacrifice of our men.

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    Remembering their tipuna koroua who went to war

    Eighty volunteers from around the country are in camp in Tūranga this weekend as part of a 100-man guard of honour that will commemorate 100 years since the return of the NZ Māori Pioneer Battalion from WWI.

  4. Video for C Company's Epineha 'Pine' Ratapu reflects on his full life
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    C Company's Epineha 'Pine' Ratapu reflects on his full life

    Epineha Ratapu, better known to family and friends as 'Pine', is the last surviving member of C Company. He was born 25 January 1922 in Tokomaru Bay on the East Coast and was 14 years old when he went to war.   

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    Remembering our decorated heroes

    There may be some confusion over who was the first Māori Victoria Cross recipient. The actual honour goes to a pilot from WWI.

  6. Video for Stories of Māori Battalion must be retold - Ardern
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    Stories of Māori Battalion must be retold- Ardern

    Almost 3,600 men served in the 28th Māori Battalion and 649 were killed in action or died on active service.

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    C Company ready to march again this Anzac Day

    Epineha Ratapu is 97 years old and comes from Tokomaru Bay in the East Coast.  Every ANZAC day he is excited to once again march on parade with other soldiers as the sole survivor of the Māori Battalion's C Company.   

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    Exploring the significance of the 28th Māori Battalion

    A new book is set to be released which explores the significant campaigns that the 28th Māori Battalion were involved with in Greece, North Africa and Italy during WW2. 

  9. Video for Hato Hohepa return home from Europe
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    Hato Hohepa return home from Europe

    Hato Hohepa students have returned home from a once-in-a-lifetime, three-week trip to Europe. The group have become "facebook-famous" with their popular performance videos going viral. An auspicious time as the Māori boarding school celebrates their 150th anniversary.

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    Hato Hohepa perform powerful 'Poi' at Vatican

    Hato Hohepa retrace their sisters journey to Europe after 150 years since the Māori girls boarding school was established. It was also the school's first time to make a special visit to the Vatican. 

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