te rangihaeata

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The Wairau incident

  • The Wairau incident

    On 17 June 1843, 22 European settlers and four Māori were killed when an armed party of New Zealand Company settlers clashed with Ngāti Toa over the purchase of land in the Wairau Valley, near modern-day Blenheim.

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  • Page 3 - Violence eruptsWhen Te Rauparaha and Te Rangihaeata told William Wakefield to stop the survey, he instructed his brother Arthur to ignore their

War in Wellington

  • War in Wellington

    In 1846 fighting broke out in the Wellington region as the Ngāti Toa chief Te Rangihaeata backed local Maori opposed to European settlement in the Hutt Valley. The campaign claimed few lives and Ngāti Toa resistance in the region was effectively ended as a result.

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  • Page 6 - Last battlesIn mid-1846, Governor George Grey decided to neutralise the Ngāti Toa threat in the Wellington region by arresting Te