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Reluctant Hero Television (Full Length) – 2008 Documentary Captioned War Māori

Reluctant Hero

Television (Full Length) – 2008 Documentary Captioned War Māori

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You are an inspiration to everyone around the world. "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." - USA

L. Denetdeal

L. Denetdeal 20 Feb 2016 - 08.19pm

He is an inspiration for all Maoridom and Males. a role model I hope future genratiojns will aspire too

Geraldine Delamere

Geraldine Delamere 15 Nov 2013 - 12.37pm

I think Willie is wonderful. What a man.

Aline Willis

Aline Willis 17 Feb 2012 - 11.27pm

You are a inspiration, you're humbleness speaks volumes. An absolute pleasure to have watched and listened to your story. I served with a Regiment who's history was Rorkes Drift, and Sir Tasker Watkins VC. This was very emotional. I devote my time to The Royal British Legion, supporting the families of the fallen, and injured service personnel, and I will share this with them. Thank you Willie Apiata VC. This world needs more people like you.

Dave Richards

Dave Richards 9 Dec 2011 - 09.24pm

I tip my cap to you Mr Apiata. You are an ambassador not just for New Zealand but for the people of the world. I would like to thank the people of New Zealand that have put their lives on the line, so that I and others can walk freely in the Countries of our birth.
I found this a very emotional film to watch.
I come from a Scottish town that has 3 VC recipients.

Ian Sirrell

Ian Sirrell 1 Jul 2011 - 08.37pm

Tena Koe Ta Apiata, umm am a student attending Hato Paora and would like to comment on how much of an influence you have been for me and friends. I feel it's choice to see that your setting the bench mark for us taiohi

tre hemi

tre hemi 11 Apr 2011 - 10.01am

What an awesome man you are Willie Apiata , after watching Australian SASR soldier Ben Robert Smith receive his VC , you men are truly inspirational in a world where there is little honesty and integrity . I am a proud maori living in WA and to all our youngsters in NZ and Australia these men truly are role models .

Ray Dickson

Ray Dickson 2 Feb 2011 - 11.31pm

What an absolutely splendid piece of New Zealand film. Remarkably well-planned, excellently executed, and accompanied by a fine score, it is often deeply moving. Well done, Steven O'Meagher. You've given Willie Apiata and all New Zealand citizens great inspiration and reason for great pride.

David Cade

David Cade 1 Oct 2010 - 09.13am

You make me proud to be "KIWI" Mr. Apiata.
You are a real hero and set a fine example to New Zealanders worldwide that the actions of one person make a difference to many.
Thank You Willie.

Pete Mossman

Pete Mossman 12 May 2010 - 01.46am

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