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October 24, 2016

Nolan Raihana, one of the last surviving veterans of the 28th Maori Battalion, has died aged 89 years old. Mr Raihana, of Ngati Porou was a former President of the Maori Battalion Association and was just 17 years old when he enlisted to fight in Italy with the Battali...

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