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Henare Taratoa

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21 June 1864

At Te Ranga the British sought revenge for their humiliating defeat at the battle of Gate Pā


War in Tauranga

During the first half of 1864 the focus of the New Zealand Wars shifted from Waikato to Tauranga. In this phase of the conflict the British suffered a catastrophic defeat at Pukehinahina – better known as the Gate Pā – before inflicting heavy losses on a Māori force at Te Ranga. Read the full article

Page 2 - Invitation to war

Ngāi Te Rangi leader Rāwiri Puhirake resisted Wiremu Tāmihana’s request for help during the war in Waikato for fear that this would lead to bloodshed in Tauranga. The arrival of

Main image: Hēnare Taratoa
Hēnare Taratoa, lay preacher. Killed at Te Ranga, 21 June 1864