Army spokesman Major John Gordon told the Herald last week the haka represented their “outpouring of emotion”.
“Our military is a small organisation and people tend to all know each other,” he said.
“Many soldiers don’t tend to show their emotions. But today, you saw their collective grief. Their personal grieving will come later.”
A fantastic tribute from the comrades in the New Zealand army to three fallen soldiers, who were killed by a roadside Taliban device.
Cant say much more than that, very, very moving.