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E kore rātou e koroheketia
Pēnei i a tātou kua mahue nei
E kore hoki ratou e ngoikore
Ahakoa pehea i nga ahuatanga o te wa.
I te hekenga atu o te ra
Tae noa ki te aranga mai i te ata
Ka maumahara tonu tātou ki a ratou. 

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them.

The Ode is  explained by Major Eugene Whakahoehoe no Tainui

In our Anzac special Te Ahi Kaa presents highlights from the closing ceremony of the 28th Māori Battalion Association held at Pipitea marae, Wellington last December featuring, Governor General Jerry Mateparae, Leith Comer, Matt Te Pou and veterans Alfred Preece, Aubrey Balzar and Nolan Raihania. 

William Tume enlisted in Inglewood in 1915 as part of the drafting for the First World War before heading to Auckland for infantry training.  In an archival interview with journalist Jane Tolerton he reminisces about that time.

Major Eugene Whakahoehoe nō Tainui returned last September from a six month deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan. He talks about balancing whānau life with his duty in the military.


Waiata featured:  Te Rua takau ma waru performed by Maisey Rika from the album Whitiora (2012), The Last post performed by the Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery (1997),