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Māori strategy in the Taranaki wars

In the television series The New Zealand wars James Belich explains how and why local Māori, supported by Kīngitanga (Māori King movement) fighters, surrounded New Plymouth with a series of new in 1860.

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - North Taranaki war, 1860–1861', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2022)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 8 Feb 2017