Story: Waikato places

Roadside Stories: Rangiriri pā



The remarkable earthworks at Rangiriri formed a defensive line more than a kilometre long. In 1863 Rangiriri was stormed by British forces during the Waikato war. Although they eventually took the pā, they were repelled eight times, and British casualties were high. The remains of the earthworks are still visible today.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Rangiriri. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

Taonga puoro courtesy of Richard Nunns

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Hūnua to Te Kauwhata', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 February 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015