Kōrero: Taranaki places

Roadside Stories: The wars of Waitara

The small Taranaki town of Waitara has been the site of many battles, including major conflict between Waikato war parties and the local Te Āti Awa people. In 1860 a dispute over land ownership at Waitara led to the first Taranaki war between Māori and the government.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Waitara and the wars. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number sa-d-0075-01-s1-pm).

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Waitara and the northern coast', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/35262/roadside-stories-the-wars-of-waitara (accessed 6 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Ron Lambert, updated 7 Sep 2016