Miringa Te Kakara cruciform house
This is the house built by Te Rā Karepe and Rangawhenua, leaders of the Pao Mīere movement. It was named Te Miringa Te Kakara. It was built in the shape of a cross and had four entrances. The roof was covered with tōtara bark.
Kaiwhaiki kāinga, 1860s
This eerie photograph shows a kāinga at Kaiwhaiki, on the banks of the Whanganui River. The image was captured by a colonial soldier during the 1860s wars between Māori and colonial forces. The absence of residents suggests the village had been abandoned before the arrival of his troop. In...
By the evening of 10 November the New Zealand Division, heading for Sollum, had 4th Light Armoured Brigade at the foot of the Halfya Pass while 7th Armoured Division was conducting another detour to the south aiming to swing round and take Fort Capuzzo and Sidi Azeiz.On the morning of 11 November, 5th New Zealand Infantry Brigade stormed the pass taking 600 Italian prisoners
There are two species of freshwater eel, which were an important part of the Māori diet before European settlement. In the South Island, eels were abundant in neighbouring lakes, Wairewa and Te Waihora (later known as Lakes Forsyth and Ellesmere). Māori ...