As part of our series on the 40th anniversary of the end to the occupation of Takaparawha (Bastion Point), Te Okiwa McLean spoke with Rex Hawke who shares his story of the historic event and how it affected him as a 17-year-old who was arrested by heavily armed officers for taking part in the fight for their whenua. Tune in for his story on Te Karere at 4pm, TVNZ 1.
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