Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Māori Party Farewells Kepa Kepa

POROPOROAKI
Te Ururoa Flavell
MP for Waiariki
Thursday 15th November 2012


Māori Party Farewells Kepa Kepa


Pūkohukohu ana a Maunga Pōhatu
Matapouri ana te whare taua o Tū-mata-uenga
Rere ana te roimata o ngā whakaheke o Tūhoe-Pōtiki
E te rua-tekau-mā-waru
E te uri o Ngāi Tūhoe
Moe mai rā, moe mai rā, moe mai rā

The Māori Party is saddened by news of the passing of the last Tūhoe 28th Māori Battalion soldier, Kepa Kepa.

“We acknowledge the important contribution Kepa made to our nation by defending our land and country alongside many of our tūpuna who have now passed on,” says Te Ururoa Flavell, MP for Waiariki.

“We extend our aroha to his whānau, hapu and iwi who have remained.”

“We have recently commemorated Armistice Day to honour our New Zealand soldiers who fought in World War One and it is with sadness that we farewell this koroua at this time.”

“Our Māori Battalion soldiers have made a special contribution to our nation, they fought for king and country to enshrine the sense of citizenship that we all take pride in today.”


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Royals: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November. This will be the second joint visit for Their Royal Highnesses to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Tracey Martin Replaced: Ron Mark Is New New Zealand First Deputy Leader

Clayton Mitchell was the successful candidate for the Associate Whip position. Winston Peters was re-elected as Leader by the Caucus. Ron Mark was elected as the Deputy Leader with effect from 10am, Friday, 3rd July. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild Rebrand: "Regenerate Christchurch" To Replace CERA

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: NZ Begins Presidency Of UN Security Council

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand’s month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news