21 June 2017 marks the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Te Ranga here in Tauranga. Come and listen to kaumātua and Ngāi Tamarāwaho historian Des Tata who will tell the poignant story of the battle and massacre. “Me mate ahau mo te whenua”—” If I am to die, let it be for the land.” Words spoken by a dying warrior.
A performance by kapa haka group Te reo Whakakoko o Mauao from Te Wharekura o Mauao will introduce our Matariki speaker.
Bookings are essential – please phone Tauranga City Libraries on 07 577 7177 or email email@example.com to book your place.