New Zealand gunners perform a haka in Vietnam

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New Zealand troops perform a haka in Vietnam

Māori gunners from 161 Battery RNZA perform a haka in Vietnam, circa 1965-1966.

Left to right: unknown, Gnr Tuk Akarana, Gnr Nick Botica, Gnr Harry Tei, Dvr Jim Wharepapa, and Gnr Mike Teepu (Moke).


Image courtesy Marie Roberts



Submitted by btum476 on Thursday, 2 February 2012 - 11:34pm


From left: unknown, Tuk Akarana (Waimauku), Nick Botica (in 2nd row, Whanganui), Harry Tei (Rarotonga), Jim Wharepapa (Gisborne) and Mike Teepu - later changed surname to Moke (Murupara). Places in brackets are where they were living at the time of enlistment. Tuk Akarana and Mike Teepu are deceased.

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