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Tunui Waretini

Plaque at Rotorua Cemetery, Block 6, Section: RSA, Plot 91A

Daniel Tunui Waretini

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Tunui AWMM
  • Surname
    Waretini AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Danny AWMM
    • Tehuinga Te Waitapu AWMM
    • Daniel AWMM
  • Service number
    • Korea 535261 AWMM
    • Malaya 535261 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 October 1932 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Korea 71 Bourke St, Christchurch AWMM
    • Malaya Rotorua AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Educated at Papakura Intermediate.
    Served CMT 1951-4
    Service Number applied for his entire military career.

    Photo of Sgt T. Waretini in 1st Battalion New Zealand Infantry Regiment, WOs & SGTs (Terendak Camp, Malaysia 1964) AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    19 August 1985 Cemetery Record/BDM
    Age 52 AWMM
    New Zealand Cemetery Record/BDM
  • Date of death
    19 August 1985 Public - Hirone - Child - 29 December 2015 - Family
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Papakura Public - Hirone - Child - 29 December 2015 - Family
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Rotorua Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Services Lawn Cemetery Rotorua Public - Hirone - Child - 29 December 2015 - Family
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi! Ahakoa kāore tāua kua tūtaki e ko, e ora tonu ana te mauri o tōu reo, tōu wairua anō hoki tōu mana ki rō i a mātou ō mokopuna! E pānui ana au ki wēnei kōrero pā ana ki ōu whāinga i tutuki ai hei hoia. Harikoa taku ngākau ki te mōhio atu ko wai koe, ā, ki te mōhio hoki i ōu tūranga i te ao marama! A tōnā wā ka tūtaki tāua e ko. Nei te mihi aroha nui rawa! Nā Hemi (tōu mokopuna na Kuru)
    Public - Hemi - Direct descendant - 4 October 2016
  • I a koe e noho ana ki too wahi okioki ka tuu whakahihi koe i too uri. Ko to aroha, to wairua hoki e whakamana i a tatou. Ko Sgt Kuru Tupu Julian Waretini no te 34 Auck North Batallion to tama. Na o mokopuna ka ora tonu ai korua. E noho tonu atu ki to moenga roa. Nei ra te aroha atu ki a korua. Na te whanau Waretini
    Public - Maria - 22 April 2015
  • Moe mai, moe mai e pa. 30 years this year since we lost Dad. He missed so much of his family growing. A proud soldier and I am proud to be the son of a soldier. Korea, Malaya and Borneo if you venture to Papakura RSA on ANZAC day there's still bound to be someone that knows him.
    Public - Hirone - Child - 22 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • Gurr, Robert M. (1995). Voices from a border war : a history of 1 Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, 1963 to 1965. Melbourne, Vic.: Robert Gurr. AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Mackrell, B. (n.d.). Papers. Auckland War Memorial Museum. MS 2003/107. AWMM
    • H.E. Chamberlain, Nominal Roll – 1 RNZIR, 8 May 1964, in Gurr, Robert. (2009). Voices from a border war: Borneo 1963-1965. 2nd Edition. Christchurch, N.Z.: Wilson Scott Publishing, pp.139-150 AWMM
    • 1NZR Roll 1961-1963 - Bill Russell, Malayan Veterans Association Scrapbook – 40th Anniversary edition. AWMM
    • Clamp, B., Clamp, D., & 1st Battalion the New Zealand Regiment (1957-59) Association. (2007). 1st battalion the New Zealand regiment (1957-59) association 50th anniversary: the first of the first. B. Clamp. AWMM
    • DECEASED, 1 NZ Regiment, 1961-63 – Internet resource. AWMM
    • This record was partially created from Cemetery research completed by Carol Foster (2021). AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Fry, P., & New Zealand. Army. Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. Battalion, 1st. (1983). The First Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment : Journal / [P.J. Fry, editor] (25th anniversary commemorative ed.). Singapore: The Regiment. AWMM
    • FARELF Nominal Roll Part 2 1962-1963- Archives New Zealand, Wellington, CAJN CH189/Box70 41/4/11 (R21234083) AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 October 2020CarolHavelock NorthOther
04 October 2016HemiTāmaki MakaurauDirect descendant
29 December 2015HironeNapierChild
22 April 2015MariaTamaki Makaurau, AotearoaOther

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