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NZ Wars - The Stories of Ruapekapeka

Web (Full Length) – 2017

It’s one of pain, sorrow and determination. Pain because of what our tipuna endured here, sorrow because of that enduring loss post the battle of Ruapekapeka. It’s inspirational, it’s a legacy, it’s something that shines as a beacon of hope for our people…
– Ruapekapeka trustee Peeni Henare, on the battle's legacy
The impoverishment of our people is exasperating. How will our children prosper in this world?
– Historian Arapeta Hamilton laments on how Ngāpuhi are still suffering the effects of the battle
The pay is terrible, the food and housing conditions are terrible. Alcoholism is rife and the officers still buy their commission so they’re not appointed on the basis of merit.
– Historian and author Vincent O'Malley on British troops fighting in New Zealand in 1845