Untold tales of valour and sacrifice by decades of Pacific Warriors.
As far back as World War One, through Vietnam and up to present day, young Cook Islanders have served and sacrificed alongside New Zealand in military conflicts and combat. But their stories are largely untold. Paradise Soldiers celebrates their contribution, acknowledges their sacrifice and shares their personal stories.
Paradise Soldiers talks with family members, whose grandfathers served in World War One, and discovers the stories of these soldiers that have been passed down in the families.
Paradise Soldiers also looks at the opportunities that military service offers Cook Island men and women today. Since the horrors of World War One and Vietnam, serving in the military during more peaceful times has enabled young Cook Islanders to forge exciting careers.