Ruapekapeka pā, 14 kilometres south-east of Kawakawa, was the site of the last battle in the northern war between British forces and chiefs of Ngāpuhi and associated tribes. Designed by Ngāti Hine chief Te Ruki Kawiti, the massive fortification included bomb-proof shelters. There is extensive interpretation at this important historic site.
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