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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