On behalf of all the men in Taranaki and Waikato, I strongly disagree with the Government’s Conscription. Why should we be forced to join the army to fight for King and Country when you have stolen our land and ability to grow our own food? Maybe if you put yourself in our shoes, then you may realise what we have been through compared to your life. We do not want to risk our lives fighting for something that we shouldn’t have to have a decision to even think about! I hope you understand clearly of what I am trying to say.
All people from Waikato and Taranaki
Here is a letter to the editor written by Sajiha and I. Our task was to write a letter to the editor sharing our reasons why conscription of men who the government had disappointed should not be allowed in the Maori Battalion.