In 1943, Captain James Hēnare (Ngāti Hine), later the Battalion's last Commanding Officer (1945-46), speaks on behalf of A Company in a message to the people of Tai Tokerau, Northland. The traditional Northland song Hāruru te Reinga follows.
Track seven from Ake, Ake Kia Kaha E! Songs of the 28 (Māori) Battalion
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