Au e Ihu was adopted as the soldiers' hymn by the 28th Māori Battalion.

The hymn was sung by soldiers on their departure from Palmerston North on Anzac Day 1940. 

Rongo Toa is a series by Creative Nātives and Hāni Dread commemorating and celebrating the waiata of the 28th Māori Battalion for Anzac Day.

Heeni Brown (Te Arawa, Te Aupōuri) and Te Wehi Preston (Mataatua, Te Arawa) uncover the stories behind the songs that have become part of our history. 

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