Rukuhia rā e hoa mā te Moana is a song of tribute to 2nd Lieutenant Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu, who was bestowed with the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross, for his actions at Tebaga Gap, Tunisia, in March 1943. [Moananui-a-Kiwa is also spelt 'Te Moana-Nui-ā-Kiwa'. Both forms are correct.]
Track twenty one from Ake, Ake Kia Kaha E! Songs of the 28 (Māori) Battalion
Original sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero.
Image: 2nd Lieutenant Ngārimu