Navigation for Whitiki!

Ko Whitiki he pakipūmeka ka kōrero mō ētahi hoia tokotoru nō te Māori Pioneers mā te tirohanga o ā rātau uri e taurite nei ō rātau tau ki ō rātau tīpuna i tō rātau haeretanga ki te Pakanga Tuatahi o Te Ao.

Ko te tokotoru taitama nei i whai wāhi atu ki Te Hui Aroha 2019 i Tūranga e whakamahara nei i te tau 100 nō te hokitanga mai o te Māori Pioneer Battalion. Ko te pūtahi o te hīkoitanga a te 100 i ngā tiriti o Tūranga, i hōkai rātau i ngā tapuwae o ō rātau tīpuna i ngā kākahu tūturu nō Tā Peter Jackson.

He ataata motuhake nō ngā wānanga whakariterite kei te pakipūmeka nei i whakaako i ngā taitama 100 ngā pūkenga hoia tika hei whakatinana i te matakitetanga a te kaiwhakahaere matua, a Dr Monty Soutar.

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WHITIKI is a 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.

Available to watch until 24th May 2025

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