War in Waikato

  • War in Waikato

    After fighting broke out again in Taranaki in early 1863, Governor George Grey turned his attention to the region he saw as the root of his problems with Māori: Waikato, the heartland of the anti-landselling King Movement. Grey vowed to ‘dig around’ the Kīngitanga until it fell.

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  • Page 5 - The invasion continuesAfter the British victory at Rangiriri, Wiremu Tāmihana tried to negotiate peace. He sent his greenstone mere (club) to Cameron as a token of his good faith. But neither Grey nor

Farming locality on the undulating plains in the central Waipa basin, 11km north-west of Te Awamutu. Close to one of the strongest pā constructed during the Waikato War.

Meaning of place name
Pā: fortified village; te: the; rangi: sky. The pā was on the skyline of the ridge.