21 July

Capture of Weraroa pā

1865 Capture of Weraroa pā

Governor George Grey led a small force that captured a Pai Mārire (Hauhau) pā at Weraroa, Waitōtara. The pā had long lost its strategic significance, and its small garrison had seemed willing to surrender. Read more...
Te Haahi Rātana formally registered as church

1925 Te Haahi Rātana formally registered as church

Founded in 1918 by Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana (1873–1939), the religion that bore his name provided hope for many dispossessed Māori and later became a force in Māori politics. Read more...