Hauraki Regiment

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Hauraki Regiment
Active 1898–
Country  New Zealand
Branch Crest of the New Zealand Army.jpg Army (Territorial)
Type Infantry
Garrison/HQ Tauranga
Motto(s) "Whaka tangata kia kaha"
Current Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel O. Te Ua

The Hauraki Regiment is a Territorial Force unit of the New Zealand Army. The regiment is unique among the TF units in that it has never been amalgamated, and thus can trace its history directly back to its formation in 1898. The regiment was formed as the 2nd (Hauraki) Battalion, Auckland Rifle Volunteers. Men of the Hauraki Regiment served during the First World War with the various Auckland Regiments, and with the 18th, 21st, 24th and 29th Battalions of the NZEF in the Second World War.

With the reorganisation of the army in 1964, the regiment become a TF battalion of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment. This was until the later reorganisation of 1999, which saw the TF battalions split from the RNZIR to become multi-function battalion groups. The Hauraki Regiment became the 6th Hauraki Battalion Group, with the following unit types:

  • Infantry
  • Medical
  • Logistics
  • Battle Honours
    • South Africa 1900–02
    • First World War: Landing at ANZAC, Krithia, Sari Bair, Flers -Courcelette, Messines 1917, Broodseinde, Arras 1918, Bapaume 1918, Canal Du Nord, Sambre
    • Second World War: Crete, Mount Olympus, Tobruk 1941, Defence of Alamein Line, El Alamein, Tebaga Gap, The Sangro, Cassino I, The Senio, Solomons


Further reading[edit]

  • Richard Taylor, 'Comrades Brave: A History of the Hauraki Regiment,' NZ, 1998

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