Pakipaki Second World War memorial

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The Houngarea Marae memorial gates were dedicated in 1946 by Lieutenant General Bernard Fryberg as a World War Two memorial for the Pakipaki Roll of Honour.

Due to the installation of a new highway nearby, the gates were dismantled and re-erected in their present position. The gates were rededicated on Anzac Day 1972 by Colonel Brian Poananga and Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon. Duncan MacIntyre.

In 2007 the Houngarea Marae Committee added new plaques which includes those from Pakipaki that have served in South East Asia.

The gates are cast iron painted in crawford green, supported by a red brick wall and surmounted with four white concrete orbs on four brick pillars.

Left plaque:

Whakamaharatanga

World War 1939 – 45

  • W. Wicken. †
  • R. Caskey. †
  • N. P. Brady.
  • J. Brooker.
  • T. Brooker.
  • J. Jones.
  • R. Kani. 
  • M. Karekare.
  • M. Kupa.
  • K. Moananui.
  • T. Mohi.
  • J. Orikena.
  • L. Ripohau.
  • R. J. Thomson.
  • P. Tomlins.           

† Killed in Action

Japan Korea 

South East Asia

Vietnam 

  • C. Brooker.
  • P. Carroll.
  • B. Gilbert.
  • J. Hape.
  • D. Hawthorne.
  • J. Kani.
  • B. Karekare.

Right plaque:

Whakamaharatanga

World War 1939 – 45

  • J. R. Russell. †
  • J. Whare. †
  • O. Kani. †
  • A. Campbell.
  • H. Eria.
  • M. M. Eria.
  • H. H. Kani.
  • H. Kupa.
  • J. Mariu.
  • D. McClutchie.
  • W. Mohi.
  • Miss C. Rosser.
  • W. Schuster.
  • W. Taylor.
  • G. Tomlins.
  • K. Hawaikirangi

† Killed in Action

Japan Korea

South East Asia

Vietnam

  • J. Mohi.
  • J. Russell.
  • N. Timu.
  • P. Timu.
  • B. T. Tomlins.
  • B. R. Tomlins.
  • Mc. Tomlins. 

The Houngarea Marae flagpole is a memorial to Johnson Whare and James Roach Russell. The flagpole was dedicated in 1942 and flies the New Zealand Red Ensign.

The flagpole plaques reads:

In Loving Memory Of
Johnson Whare and James Roach Russell
Killed in Action in Crete May 23rd 1941
R.I.P.

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