Celebrating the legacy of the 28th (Māori) Battalion: Ake ake kia kaha e

The new edition of the Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero was released earlier this week. To celebrate, we want to share with you a snippet from the cover article.

This year, 15 Māori from across Aotearoa were celebrated for incredible achievements in honour of Victoria Cross winner Second Lieutenant Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu and the 28th (Māori) Battalion; some of whom are their tīpuna. Education Gazette caught up with two – Whakatāne High School assistant principal Renay Jones and veteran broadcaster Julian Wilcox.

One doctoral candidate, three masters students, three undergraduate students, three vocational education and training students, and five wharekura students were awarded Ngarimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Scholarships and Awards at a ceremony held on Friday 17 March at Te Papaiouru Marae, Ōhinemutu, in Rotorua.

The prestigious scholarships and awards commemorate Victoria Cross winner Second Lieutenant Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu and members of the 28th (Māori) Battalion, who served on the battlefields of Greece, Crete, North Africa, and Italy between 1941 and 1945.

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