Kōrero: Manawatū and Horowhenua places

Roadside Stories: Lake Papaitonga

Lake Papaitonga’s peaceful bush-clad setting belies its bloody past. After the local Muaūpoko tribe attacked a group including Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha, they became a target for reprisal raids by Ngāti Toa. Despite retreating to artificial islands they had built in Lakes Papaitonga and Horowhenua, large numbers of Muaūpoko were killed, and survivors fled to the nearby Tararua Range.

Listen to a Roadside Story about the conflict at Lake Papaitonga. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

Taonga puoro courtesy of Richard Nunns

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua places - Horowhenua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35277/roadside-stories-lake-papaitonga (accessed 17 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015