AVAILABLE NOW. Video & Podcast. The third epic chapter in the award-winning NZ Wars series. Presented by Mihingaarangi Forbes. Made with the support of NZ On Air.
Podcast: NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui Episode 3
The war on Waikato reaches its climactic conclusion at the Battle of Ooraakau. But that's just the beginning of the struggle for Kiingitanga. Mihingaarangi Forbes and William Ray look at the aftermath of a war which changed Aotearoa forever.
Made with the support of NZ On Air.
Podcast - NZ Wars - Stories of Tainui Episode 2
Governor George Grey launches his invasion of Waikato. Kiingitanga forces are heavily outnumbered and outgunned, but the invasion doesn't go smoothly for the British. Mihingaarangi Forbes and William Ray tell the stories of the most famous, and infamous conflicts of the war: Rangiriri and Rangiaaowhia. Made with the support of NZ On Air.
Podcast: NZ Wars: Stories of Tainui Episode 1
Through the 1840s and 50s, Waikato Maaori had been close allies of Paakehaa settlers living in Auckland. So why did war break out between the two factions early in 1863? Together Mihingaarangi Forbes and William Ray investigate the origins of the largest, most significant war between Maaori and the Crown in New Zealand history. The Waikato War.
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A tasty morsel
This is a tiny but important taste of NZ history. We need to know more about what our forebears did. I have so many questions but I realise there is only so much that can be put into one episode.
It’s great hearing from esteemed experts like Rahul Papa as well as the academic historians, and I love hearing te reo woven in too.
Stories of Tainui
Thank you so much for putting this together. Absolutely fascinating and I can’t believe we weren’t taught this in the 1980s at school. So pleased they will be teaching NZ history going forward.