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Solomon Whakahoro Te Whata

Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader

24 July 2014

Solomon Whakahoro Te Whata

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters pays tribute to the life of Solomon Whakahoro Te Whata, who has passed away.

Mr Te Whata was one of the last two surviving Northland members of the Māori Battalion, which suffered enormous losses of life in World War II.

“At the passing of another of our fine servicemen, we must reflect on the great sacrifice they made for all New Zealanders.

“They went overseas, not knowing what they would face. Some gave their lives and are resting there, others returned and had to put the horror of war behind them.

“New Zealand First bids Mr Te Whata farewell and wishes to let his family know that we have great respect for his service to this country. He will always be remembered.”

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