My name is Kini David Ihaka. I was born on 25 December 1948 at Cornwall Hospital, Auckland. I was educated at Dargaville, Ohingaiti, Katikati, St Stephens School and Otago University with varying degrees of success.
I am the son of Te Rawhiti Eru Ihaka, listed as Acting Staff Sergeant, 39352. I am the nephew of Riki Reihana Ihaka, Private, 39354 and also Reweti Ihaka, Sergeant, 62732. I believe all three were in A Company since their home was Te Kao, in the Far North.
I have been researching available records in preparation for the forthcoming reunion of the family of Eru and Te Paea Ihaka, my grandparents. Of their eight sons, these three enlisted. Sadly, only two returned, Reweti being killed in the African campaign.