Story: New Zealand wars

Roadside Stories: Rangiriri pā

Listen to this Roadside Story which describes the battle of Rangiriri on 20 November 1863. Māori had constructed an elaborate series of fortifications, and it took a series of assaults, which were repeatedly forced back, and the loss of more than 40 British lives before the defenders raised a white flag. Parts of the fortifications are still clearly visible today.

Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

Taonga puoro courtesy of Richard Nunns

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - Waikato war: major battles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2022)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017