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WHITIKI is a special ANZAC commemorating documentary that tells the stories of three Māori Pioneers through the eyes of their descendants who are of a similar age to their tīpuna when they went off to battle in WWI.


These three young men were a part of the Hui Aroha 2019, an event in Gisborne which marked 100 years since the return of the Māori Pioneer Battalion. The central feature of this commemorative event was a 100-man honour guard that marched the streets of Gisborne, retracing the steps of their ancestors in authentic uniforms provided by Sir Peter Jackson.


This documentary includes exclusive footage of the two core wānanga held to teach the 100 men the necessary military skills to embody the vision of key facilitators such as Dr Monty Soutar.

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