17 March

First Taranaki War erupts at Waitara

1860 First Taranaki War erupts at Waitara

The opening shots of the first Taranaki War were fired when British troops attacked a pā built by Te Āti Awa chief Te Rangitāke at Te Kohia, Waitara. Read more...

Only surviving Maungatautari Bank cheque issued

1905 Only surviving Maungatautari Bank cheque issued

The Maungatautari Bank was one of several set up by Māori in the decades after the New Zealand Wars to handle the money they were receiving from land sales. Read more...