Hidden Spots: Tauranga's Gate Pa

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 26 Dec 2019, 10:17AM
Battle of Gate Pa commemorations organiser and historian Buddy Mikaere at the Tauranga battle site. Photo / File

Hidden Spots: Tauranga's Gate Pa

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 26 Dec 2019, 10:17AM

By 2022, New Zealand history will be compulsory in New Zealand schools.

But until then, today’s detour will no doubt fill in some gaps for some of us.

Every day of our Summer Breakfast programme we’re looking at a different stop-off you can take on your summer road trips, and today we’re in the Bay of Plenty at Tauranga’s Gate Pa, the site of an infamous battle of the Land Wars.

Local iwi representative and Historian Buddy Mikaere joined Tim Dower to discuss why the site is worth a visit.

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