Te Pakanga o Rangiriri

  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

I te Rāpa kua hori, i tuu te rā whakamahara i te kotahi rau, rima tekau tau mai ano i te pakanga i tū ki roto o Waikato, ki te Pātū watawata o 'Rangiriri'.

He kotahi ira rua miriona ēka te rahi o te whenua o Waikato i raupatungia e te Karauna, ka mate hoki te hunga no ngā taha e rua ki te pā rā, ka mutu i mauheretia hoki te tokomaha o ngā toa Māori.

No reira hei whakamaumahara i te whawhai nei, he koni atu i te toru rau ngā toa tauā, i whai wāhi atu ki te Whakatau i te 'Ope Tuarangi'.

A, Ahakoa i puta te whakataunga Tiriti o 'Waikato-Tainui' i te tau iwa tekau ma rima, e kiia ana he rā ano tēnei, kia titiro whakamuri, ki te wā, i mana ai ngā tupuna o Waikato i mua i te muru me te raupatu, i a Waikato-Tainui e anga whakamua ana.