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Battle For Puketutu


The Northern War

The Northern War, fought in the Bay of Islands in 1845-46, was the first serious challenge to the Crown in the years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Its opening shots marked the beginning of the wider North Island conflicts that are often referred to as the New Zealand Wars. Read the full article

Page 4 - Puketutu and Te Ahuahu

Māori learnt an important lesson at Puketutu: the British were a formidable foe in open battle. This would influence Māori tactics in future

Painting of scene from the Battle of Puketutu