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Māori strategy in the Taranaki Wars

In this clip from the television series The New Zealand Wars, James Belich explains why and how local Māori, supported by Kīngitanga (Māori King movement) fighters, encircled New Plymouth with a series of new in 1860.

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand Wars - North Taranaki War, 1860–1861', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2022