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Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana, of Ngāti Apa and Ngā Rauru, founded the Rātana Church, which remains a major religious and political force today
More British were killed at 'Bloody Rangiriri' than in any other battle of the New Zealand Wars. But their victory opened the Waikato basin to the Imperial forces. more...
Taranaki and Waikato wars - New Zealand WarsRangiriri NZ Wars cemetery archRangiriri NZ Wars army memorialRangiriri - war in WaikatoRangiriri pā - roadside storiesMercer's unusual memorial - roadside storiesRangiriri
21 April 1961 First Golden Shears competition
22 April 1936 Rātana and Labour seal alliance
23 April 1983 Prince William meets 'buzzy bee'
24 April 1922 New Zealand's first poppy day
25 April 1915 NZ troops land at Gallipoli
26 April 1943 NZ ship torpedoed in Tasman
27 April 1806 Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England