The Māori Battalion soldiers who had been prisoners of war (mostly captured in Greece, Crete and Libya in 1941) were liberated following the German surrender in May 1945. They arrived home later that year, several months before the main body of the Battalion returned from Italy. This National Film Unit Weekly Review film shows former POWs being welcomed at Whakarewarewa and Ōhinemutu, Rotorua.
WEEKLY REVIEW No. 209, Archives NZ - See reference on their film wiki website