Tokomaha ngā tāngata i hui tahi hei whakamaumahara i te pakanga o Pukehinahina

Mere McLean
  • Waikato/Te Waiariki

Mīharo ana te whakakitenga i horahia ki mua i te kotahi mano rima rau tāngata i tae atu ki ngā whakamaharatanga mō te pakanga o Pukehinahina ki Tauranga e rua rautau ki muri.

Hei whakahonore i te kotahi rau rima tekau tau nō te pakanga, he whakatarunatanga i oti i te rā nei, kia kite ai te motu whānui i te maia o te rangapū Māori iti i taua wā ki te turaki i ngā hoia pākehā, tōna kotahi mano e whitu rau te rahi. 

Nā te raupatutanga o ngā whenua o muri ake i whakatūhia ai te taone o Tauranga, heoi tērā te whkaaro i te marea, me whakanui ōkawa ēnei pakanga.

Ka hāere tonu ngā whakamaharatanga mō ngā pakanga karauna o Aotearoa, ko Te Ranga tērā kei mua i te aroaro, ka tu hei te rua tekau ma tahi o Pipiri, koira hoki te whakautu a te ope karauna i to rātou hingatanga i konei, i Pukehinahina.