Story: Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes

After the battle at Waerenga-a-hika, 1865

After the battle at Waerenga-a-hika, 1865

In 1865 emissaries of the Pai Māirire (Hauhau) faith came to Poverty Bay. They made many converts, but when they were challenged by government forces at Waerenga-a-hika , local Māori fought on both sides. This photograph shows the scene of destruction at the pā after the battle.

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Nick Tūpara, 'Tūranganui-a-Kiwa tribes - Contacts and conflicts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Nick Tūpara, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2017