Honouring WWI Servicemen & Women with Wairoa Connections


Discover and share your family story with our Wairoa community.
SALUTE Wairoa is retrieving personal stories from the perspective of Wairoa War One Veterans, presenting their stories in July 2018.

This collaborative project is about those who gave their lives, those who returned, those who worked at the home front…
Rediscovering real stories about real people with a connection or association with Wairoa district.
Over 900 Wairoa soldiers served overseas, including 220 of the Maori Pioneer Battalion, and 10 nurses…

Their stories have never been collected, so SALUTE Wairoa is a salvage operation that searches for taonga,  letters, memorabilia, medals  and memories from the families… so our youth can appreciate the sacrifice undertaken.

The portable, interactive, multi-media Touch Table now based at the Wairoa Memorial Library, will be available at schools next year.
A second Touch Table will provide permanent viewing at the Wairoa Museum.

The community project is managed by Dennis Munro, Liz Greenslade and Sue Wilson who are all involved with the Clydebank and Districts Historical Trust and have experience and research skills. A Maori Research unit is capturing Maori veterans stories.

Software has been creasted with the help of Contextularity (USA) and Curve Technology, Wairoa