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Event being held to remember the Battle of Pukehinahina, Gate Pā

Event being held to remember the Battle of Pukehinahina, Gate Pā
There were consequences of these military engagements for ngā iwi o Tauranga Moana.

Reverend John Hebenton, Battle of Gate Pa commemoration.Photo / File An event will be held this afternoon to remember the Battle of Gate Pā/Pukehinahina."Because St George's Church sits on the site of the Battle of Gate Pā we feel a sense of responsibility for holding the story of both the battles and the aftermath with integrity, and to offer ways the people can hear about, engage with and reflect upon these stories and what they mean for us living in Tauranga Moana," the spokesperson said.An Anglican Parish of Gate Pā spokesperson said the event would begin at 4pm, when the British forces began their march up Pukehinahina.

The event, organised by the Anglican Parish of Gate Pā, will remember those who fought and died in the battle and the consequences of those military engagements for ngā iwi o Tauranga Moana, and to offer prayers/karakia for the future of Tauranga."It continues to be our hope that these would be the beginning of some ongoing events for the people of this city to engage with the story of the New Zealand Wars and our colonial past and how these shape present-day New Zealand society.

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