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E nga mana e nga reo e karanga taha maha tena koutou, tena tatou. Ko Jonothan Robin toku ingoa he tamaiti o te tairawhiti hei uri o Porourangi. Ka tuku whakamihi ahau kia ratou a nga whare katoa o te Rua tekakau ma waru.
I descend from the Manuel and Houia whanau of Ngati Porou. My grandfather was Hua Tahi Manuel and my grandmother was Te Ata Kura (nee Houia) I am both proud and saddened to say that members from both sides of the family offered their sacrifice upon the field of battle during the first and second world wars.
For me the 28th Maori battalion has always represented the epitome of both greatness and huge sacrifice offered up by our people. We shall not see the likes of them again.