Story: New Zealand wars

Pai Mārire

On 6 April 1864 a group of soldiers from the 65th Regiment was attacked at Ahuahu by a group of Māori. The unit's leader, Captain T. J. Lloyd, was killed. The Māori yelled a new war cry, 'Hau! Hau!' In the television series The New Zealand wars, James Belich explains that the Māori were adherents of a new religion, Pai Mārire (sometimes known as Hauhau), which gave a rekindled energy to Māori resistance.

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Danny Keenan, 'New Zealand wars - Pai Mārire, South Taranaki and Whanganui, 1864–1866', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/36928/pai-marire (accessed 31 March 2017)

Story by Danny Keenan, published 20 Jun 2012