Te Pūtake o te Riri - Taranaki October 2019

A national commemoration and conversation about the wars and conflicts in New Zealand. 

Marae accommodation in high demand ahead of land war commemorations
by Deena Coster, Taranaki Daily News 3rd October 2019
Marae accommodation in north Taranaki will be at capacity ahead of a national event to remember the country's land war history. Hundreds of people are expected to attend the event from around the country and the commemorations are free and open to the public.

Waitara battle sites focus of land wars commemoration
Radio New Zealand 29 September 2019
Dr Ruakere Hond : "Te Pūtake o te Riri is really about raising our critical awareness, and for all of us to start talking constructively with each other about our shared history. This kaupapa is one opportunity of many for us to connect through our collective history and begin having those meaningful, open and honest conversations with one another so that we can move forward together."

Dr Ruakere Hond Te Putake o te Riri Taranaki Coordinator
(audio) on Waatea Radio with Dale Husband
With five weeks to go, preparations are in full swing to host a national initiative, Te Putake o te Riri, He Ra Maumahara, to commemorate the New Zealand land wars in Taranaki.

Taranaki to host 2019 national commemoration of NZ land wars
by Deena Coster, Taranaki Daily News 1st October 2019
The Taranaki commemorations will include a series of wānanga (lessons) about the land wars as well as visits to sites of significance, including Te Kōhia and Pukerangiora pā. An education programme for students will also run alongside the main schedule and all primary and secondary schools in the region have been invited to take part.

Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Fund
Te Puni Kokiri website, detailing events and initiatives to commemorate the New Zealand Wars.

Govt invests in raising awareness of NZ wars
Radio New Zealand 2nd September 2018
The government has set aside $4 million over the next four years to help raise awareness around the history of the New Zealand Wars. 


A mature nation owns its history - the good and the bad
by Dr Vincent O'Malley, Stuff 6th August 2018
Reconciling ourselves to the history of this land – finding a place to stand – is not just about supporting the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. That's part of the story but not the whole solution. It's about ordinary New Zealanders taking the time to acknowledge and even own this history. Learn about it, respect it, pass it on, make sure your children and their children learn these stories too.

A brief history of the kaupapa of Te Pūtake o Te Riri

NZ Wars Commemoration from Re: (October 2017)
A student-led petition that got over 13,000 signatures resulted in a national day of commemoration that will be recognised for the first time on October 28th


Taranaki Preparations for Te Pūtake o Te Riri 2019 on Facebook

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