Story: New Zealand wars

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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Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number sa-d-0075-01-s1-pm).

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How to cite this page:

Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - North Taranaki war, 1860–1861', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/36968/roadside-stories-the-wars-of-waitara (accessed 21 August 2019)

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