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Parihaka International Peace Festival

In 1881 Parihaka was the setting for non-violent resistance to Pākehā colonisation, by Māori under the leadership of Te Whiti-o-Rongomai and Tohu Kākahi. Almost 130 years later, it was the site of an annual peace festival – a tribute to those earlier days – which brought together musicians, activists, Taranaki locals and visitors. This clip shows the festival in January 2009.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Cape Egmont', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/25901/parihaka-international-peace-festival (accessed 12 November 2019)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 7 Sep 2016