Story: Taranaki places

Roadside Stories: The wars of Waitara

The small Taranaki town of Waitara has been the site of many battles, including major conflict between Waikato war parties and the local Te Āti Awa people. In 1860 a dispute over land ownership at Waitara led to the first Taranaki war between Māori and the government.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Waitara and the wars. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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How to cite this page:

Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Waitara and the northern coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35262/roadside-stories-the-wars-of-waitara (accessed 18 November 2019)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 7 Sep 2016