Te Pōrere redoubt

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Te Pōrere redoubt.

The last major battle of the New Zealand Wars was fought at Te Pōrere, in the shadow of Tongariro, on 4 October 1869. This was a defensive position styled ineptly on a European redoubt. Te Kooti was defeated by a combined force of Armed Constabulary and Māori fighters ‘from all points of the compass’. Although 37 of his followers were killed, Te Kooti avoided capture but lost the two middle fingers of his left hand.

New interpretation panels were unveiled at Te Pōrere in 2009 to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the battle.

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