Kamariera Te Hautakiri Wharepapa and Kihirini Te Tuahu

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As Māori, we don’t deal well with shame or whakamā. Yet, our people are riddled with it. Whakamā impacts our social, spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing. It sits at the birthing place for o…

Maori Soldiers in the First World War were a formidable fighting force - Te Hokiwhitu a Tu, or the Seventy twice-told warriors of the war god, Tumatauenga. Prejudice kept the Maori Pioneer Battalion away from the front lines as support troops, but their efforts won them rights as full citizens of their homelands. Drawing on archival material, diaries and letters, 'Te Hokowhitu a Tu' is authoritative account of Maori and Pacific Islanders in the First World War. Visit to find out more!

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