Topic: Gate Pa Poem by Malakhai

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Gate Pa Poem by Malakhai from Kopukairoa, Arataki Primary School was part of an entry by Room 10 into the 150th Battle of Gate Pā Poetry Poster Competition (2014).

Brave Māori controlling their land while the British are

trying to take it.

British soldiers wanting to please their Queen.

Brave Māori fighting with all their hearts.

Brave Māori chiefs defending their whenua.

Brave Māori protecting their whenua with muskets,

Taiaha and patu.

Brave Māori have won the war.

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Gate Pa Poem by Malakhai