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Surname: 
Waaka
First name(s): 
Ivor Tamati
Also known as: 
Nuki
Rank: 
Mr
Corps: 
Civilian
Unit:
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Nuki was leader and multi instrumentalist with the Maori Volcanics Showband that first toured in Vietnam May 1965 to April 1966 based in Da Nang, then again in 1969 based in Saigon with his first wife Mahora. Deceased, his medals were awarded by the Governor General HE Lt Gen Sir Jerry Mateparae at Government house Auckland on 20 July 2016 to his widow (Mrs Pam Waaka).

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The Vietnam List is an updated version of New Zealand's original Vietnam nominal roll – the Flinkenberg List – compiled by Captain Con Flinkenberg in 1972. Name, rank and unit information are from New Zealand military pay records. Read more about the Vietnam List.