Apiata

Some articles on apiata:

Willie Apiata - Military Career
... Apiata affiliates to the Ngāpuhi iwi (tribe) through his father, but also has a very strong affiliation to Te Whānau-ā-Apanui (the iwi of his partner) from his ... Apiata's home marae are Tukaki Marae at Te Kaha and Ngati Kawa Marae at Oromahoe, just south of Kerikeri ... Apiata was re-deployed to Afghanistan with the NZSAS in 2009 when the New Zealand government opted to return troops to that country ...
Clapper Lark
... The Clapper Lark, Mirafra apiata, is a small passerine bird which breeds in southern Africa ... The Cape Clapper Lark, Mirafra (apiata) apiata, is found in southwestern South Africa, the Agulhas Clapper Lark, M ... apiata as forming a superspecies with M ...
New Zealand Special Air Service - History - Afghanistan 2001–2005 - Victoria Cross
... It was announced on 2 July 2007 that Corporal Willie Apiata of the NZ SAS, age 35, had been awarded the Victoria Cross for New Zealand for carrying a severely injured comrade 70 metres "under heavy ... Prime Minister Helen Clark said Apiata's name was revealed because it was only the 14th time since World War 2 that the Victoria Cross had been awarded among the 53 nations of the ... Apiata, three other SAS soldiers were decorated for actions during the same mission ...
Willie Apiata
... Bill Henry "Willie" Apiata VC (born 28 June 1972 in Mangakino, New Zealand) is a former corporal in the New Zealand Special Air Service who became the first recipient of the Victoria Cross for New ... Apiata is the only recipient of the Victoria Cross for New Zealand, as opposed to the Victoria Cross previously awarded ... Apiata has donated all of his medals, including his VC, to New Zealand ...