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Hauraki Regimental History

Unit Motto

Whakatangata kia kaha – Quit ye, like men, be strong

This motto is derived from the bible verse ‘Kia Mataara e tu i runga i te whakapono whakatangata kia kaha’ which translates to ‘Watch ye, stand fast in faith, quit ye like men, be strong’ – 1 Corinthians 16:13

The motto was first warn on the cap badge of the 31st Reinforcements NZ Pioneer (Maori) Battalion during WW1  

It is also the motto of the prestigious Anglican boarding school Te Aute College in the Hawkes Bay NZ


Unit History