Te Tai Hauāuru: Anniversary of Taranaki land wars marked

The 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Taranaki Land Wars was marked with a string of events. Prime Minister John Key, Minister of Māori Affairs Pita Sharples, and the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Settlements, Chris Finlayson opened Te Ahi Kā Roa, Te Ahi Kātoro Taranaki War 1860-2010, Our Legacy, Our Challenge at Puke Ariki. A reception and private viewing of the exhibition for Governor-General Hon Sir Anand Satyanand was held that evening. The Crown also signed agreements for the terms of negotiation with Taranaki and Te Atiawa.