6 April

Pai Mārire ambush in Taranaki

1864 Pai Mārire ambush in Taranaki

A British patrol was ambushed by Pai Mārire warriors near Ōakura. The heads of the seven men killed were taken around the North Island by Pai Mārire disciples to encourage enlistment in the movement. Read more...
NZ (Māori) Pioneer Battalion returns from war

1919 NZ (Māori) Pioneer Battalion returns from war

The all-Māori Pioneer Battalion was one of only two New Zealand Expeditionary Force formations – and the only battalion – to return from the First World War as a complete unit. Read more...