My bravery is inherited from the chiefs who were my forebears.
We acknowledge all those who served in the 28th Battalion, particularly those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. We also pay tribute to the whānau who kept the home fires burning and waited through those dark years for loved ones to return.
In making this resource we spoke to many people, some of whom shared their stories on film for rangatahi to hear. We, as mere conduits, will return that film footage to whānau, as rightful kaitiaki of such taonga.
Many people helped in writing, filming, designing and developing this multi-media resource. We are indebted for their advice and support. It has been a humbling experience to work on this project. For each one of us involved it has been a labour of love, and a privilege to be part of.
If there are any errors or omissions, forgive us. But be assured that we have done everything possible to make the resource authentic, engaging and meaningful for our rangatahi. We have tried to ensure that they have the fullest understanding of the trials and triumphs of their tūpuna, while at the same time gaining an insight into the knowledge handed down through waiata and haka.
Kia Mau was developed by CWA for the Ministry of Education.
Many thanks to all those who participated in the production of this resource.
Don Bennett, Naphelia Brown, Lil Chaffy, Selwyn Clark, John Coleman, Ian Cormack, Frank Cross, Grace Davis, Jean Duff, Uenuku Fairhall, Craig Fransen, Rikirangi Gage, Rawiri Gibson, Tautini Glover, Sir Henare Ngata, Dee O’Carroll, Raina Paniora, Wiremu Patrick, Tom Poata, Alfred Preece, Nolan Raihania, Cilla Robust, Dick Smith, Dr Monty Soutar, Te Keepa Stirling, Tauira Takurua, Paretene Te Manu, Matt Te Pou, Sol Te Whata, Judy Tihi, Pita Tipene, Matene Waetford, Lottie Waetford, Tutaki Waititi, Manu Watkins, Brendon Watt, Violet Williams
Ngā whānau o Ngāpuhi
Yvonne Repia, Recinia Kaka, Mei-Meri Solomon, Janelle Beazley, Tū Erima Henare, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rāwhitiroa, Wiremu Wiremu, Henare Tautari
Ngā whānau o Te Arawa
Rau Manahi, Ike Retimanu, Trevor Maxwell, Dan Vaka, Howard Morrison Jnr, Mariana Grant, Kuia Morrison, Aperahama Hurihanganui, Major John Marsh, Rolly Rolston, Darrel Pine
Ngā whānau o Ngāti Porou
Kohi Coleman, Bobby Davis, Tate Pewhairangi, Nori Parata
Ngā whānau o Ngāti Kahungunu
Tama Tomoana, Tangiora Ellison, Pamela Reo, Faith Jones
Tania Fransen, Alice Patrick
Kohuroa Ruwhiu, Keremihana Heke, Harima Fraser, Ngāreta Pātea, Nerissa Aramataku, Patariki Grace, Te Mako Orzecki, Mary Greenland, Andrea Milligan
Special thanks to
Motatau Marae, Ngāti Hine; Terenga Parāoa Marae, Ngāpuhi; Te Kotahitanga Marae, Ngāpuhi; Te Papaiouru Marae, Te Arawa; Waiparapara Marae, Ngāti Porou; Waipatu Marae, Ngāti Kahungungu; St Faith’s Anglican Church, Ohinemutu; Rotorua Museum
Hātea kapa haka, Te Pū Ao kapa haka, Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust, Lakes DHB, Te Taitokerau Wānanga, Rotorua RSA, Rotorua Boys’ High School, Western Heights High School, Te Kura Māori o Porirua, Te Kura-ā-Iwi o Whakatupuranga Rua Mano
Te Ope Kātua o Aotearoa, Te Mata Toa, Ngā Kaitiaki o ngā Taonga Whitiāhua, Te Māngai Pāho, Te Puni Kōkiri
'Ka Eke i te Wiwī'
Performed by members of Hātea and Te Pū Ao kapa haka, Jason Tepania, Arama Morunga, Tatai Henare, Tipene Walters, James Repia
Written by Uenuku Fairhall
Arranged by Howard Morrison Junior
Performed by Ngāti Rangiwewehi
'E te Hokowhitu'
‘In the Mood’ (GRALAND) Composed by Joe Garland with additional lyrics by Tuini Ngāwai
(c) Shapiro Bernstein Co Inc. By kind permission of Wallaby Music Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. International copyright secured and used with permission of APRA/AMCOS.
Lyrics courtesy of Tuini Ngāwai Trust
Performed by Kohi Coleman, Merekaraka Pewhairangi, Rawiri Matahika, John Coleman
'E Pari Rā'
Written by Paraire Tomoana
Music ‘Blue Eyes Waltz’
Lyrics courtesy of te Whānau Tomoana
Performed by Tama Huata, Manu Vercoe, Ellison Huata, Narelle Huata, Adam McRae, Aaron Maui, Dixie Reo, Tangiora Huata, Hinematawaea Vercoe, Agnes Rangirangi, Jarrod Huirama
Production Music courtesy of ExtremeMusic
Archival film footage from the National Archives, Wellington, New Zealand
Archival Pictures from the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand
Haka 'Haane' courtesy of Te Māngai Pāho, TVNZ Television Archive
Archive Footage Documentary ‘Victoria Crossed’ courtesy of Screentime Ltd and Māori Television
Tuini Ngāwai (photo) courtesy of Te Tairāwhiti Museum
King George (photo) courtesy of G. Eric and Edith Matson Photography Collection
Nō reira e ngā maunga, e ngā awa, otirā, e ngā mātāwaka o ngā hau e whā, kia kaha, kia māia, kia mau!
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
© Ministry of Education, Wellington, New Zealand 2010