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  1. Video for Balls, Bullets, and Boots commemorates NZ rugby players of WW1
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    Balls, Bullets, and Boots commemorates NZ rugby players of WW1

    From the rugby field to the battlefield, the touring Balls Bullets & Boots exhibition explores the stories of New Zealand rugby players who swapped rugby shirts for war coats to battle in World War One. 

  2. Video for Whānau discover WWI ancestor through Online Cenotaph
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    Whānau discover WWI ancestor through Online Cenotaph

    A family from Ngāti Kahu has discovered their ancestor who fought in World War I through an Online Cenotaph program. The program has been created by The Auckland Museum and allows families to connect with their loved ones.

  3. Video for Forgotten 43 whānau off to WWI 100 commemorations
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    Forgotten 43 whānau off to WWI 100 commemorations

    Family members of the Forgotten 43 will travel to France this week for the WWI 100-year anniversary commemorations and the Centennial of the Battle of Arras. The 43 Māori pioneers helped dig underground tunnels in Arras to allow allies to attack Germans by surprise from underground.

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    Search on to identify World War One soldiers for new book

    A call to identify an unnamed soldier has gone out by Manatū Taonga senior Maori historian, Monty Soutar. 

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    Native Affairs- Poster Boy

    This year marks a hundred years since our troops were involved in the Battle of the Somme. The First World War centenary has helped highlight the close connection between Māori and Pacific Islanders in combat. One Cook Island soldier who served with the Māori Pioneer Battalion has been singled out in a very special way.  Wena Harawira reports.

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    Rare photos of East Coast children

    A rare photographic collection at the Tairāwhiti Museum called the Children's War is giving a voice to the children of WWI. It paints a picture of how children on the East Coast were able to cope during wartime.

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    Commemorations of first bi-lingual war memorial

    Land Information Minister Hon Louise Upston has rededicated the recently restored 'Angel Memorial' exactly 100 years after the memorial was first unveiled on March 24 in 1916. Today's ceremony was one of the first WWI memorial centenary events in NZ because the Kaitaia memorial was commissioned and dedicated before the war ended.

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    Photos of Māori WW1 veterans wanted

    Images of Māori First World War servicemen are wanted for inclusion in an authoritative history book on the Great War due for publication in 2017.  

  9. Video for NZ Tunnelling Company men honoured in Waihī
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    NZ Tunnelling Company men honoured in Waihī

    A memorial to honour the men of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company was unveiled in Waihī today.  The WWI military miners were sent to dig under enemy trenches and destroy them.

  10. Video for Armistice Day commemoration remembers Tūhoe troops
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    Armistice Day commemoration remembers Tūhoe troops

    Representatives from the French and Belgian governments have attended Armistice commemorations on Te Rewarewa Marae in Ruatoki, where the enlisted men of Tūhoe were honoured for their valour.

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