Maui Expeditionary Force WW1 NZ

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I found an article on Paperspast on a man I'm researching and it mentioned he was part of the Maui Expeditionary Force. If seeking to put him in a military category for NZ, where do I put him? Maui to me indicates it was the first group out (exploratory, if it were)...am I wrong? I couldn't find a "Maui Expedition. Only the 1NZEF subcategory.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/TS19190123.2.2.2?query=fred%20shellock&phrase=2&start_date=01-01-1914&end_date=31-12-1919&snippet=true
in The Tree House by Raewyn Vincent G2G6 Mach 5 (58.7k points)
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Your article says that he was of the main expeditionary force.
1NZEF is a correct category to use. I'm not sure on his service number but it looks like he was part of the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. If this record and this are correct. By the way, Findagrave

 

by Richard Shelley G2G6 Pilot (197k points)
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The word you're looking for is Maori. Maui is one of the Hawaiian islands, or alternatively, a mythical Maori recently portrayed in a cartoon movie.

There have been Maori battalions, don't know about expeditionary forces.
by Gerry Hagberg G2G6 Mach 1 (15.3k points)
No, the obituary said Maui, not Maori. I posted a link to the obit in the original post. Edit, I also wonder if it was a crude translation of Main - as it was kind of hard to read the actual text from the newspaper itself.
I think the image has been incorrectly transcribed. In the image it looks like Main Expeditionary Force.
Thanks Gerry...I wasn't sure and I thought perhaps that it referred to the 'first of the first' - like the explorer part of the expedition (first ones out the gate), if that makes any sense.
Gerry, if you wouldn't mind changing that comment to an answer, I'll star it. Thanks again. Sometimes a second pair of eyes is helpful!

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