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by Silke Hartung

Māori Showbands To Receive Medals For War Effort

by Silke Hartung

Māori Showbands To Receive Medals For War Effort

Māori showbands who entertained the troops during the Vietnam War will now be awarded two special medals through the New Zealand Defence Force, acknowledging their sacrifice and service during war effort.

“It’s of huge significance for Māoridom purely because showband entertainment originated here in Aotearoa and many other countries followed suit.   The fact the performers were never recognised has now ceased because we celebrate this moment.”

Read the full article on Maoritelevision.com

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