Across Aotearoa, whānau, hapū and iwi are planning and delivering events and initiatives to commemorate the New Zealand Wars.
Te Pūtake o te Riri 2020 National Commemoration
Prior to the current pandemic of Covid-19 and eventual lockdown the national commemoration event for Te Pūtake o te Riri 2020 has been postponed in consultation with the current Iwi host, Tainui waka.
We are still assessing the decision to postpone. Changing this decision will be dependant on ensuring the safety of attendees at the event due to Covid-19 and allowing sufficient time for Iwi host, Tainui waka to prepare.
Check this page for further updates.
Kāti rā ake, tiakina te whānau, me ō tātou kuia, koroua, tamariki me ngā mokopuna katoa o te motu. Me whai whakaaro ki te oranga o te whānau. Mā te wāhi ngaro koe, koutou e tiaki, e manaaki i tēnei wā.
Te Pūtake o te Riri Funding – COVID19
With the recent government announcements about large gatherings and more recently the revised tikanga protocols by whānau, hapū, marae and iwi, Te Puni Kōkiri as the Fund Manager for Te Pūtake o te Riri have met to see how we best provide support in these unprecedented times.
We are now in touch with all current contract holders to discuss options to repurpose funding that would be designated for hosting and holding a commemoration event from March – December 2020 –including reimbursement of costs already incurred for host arrangements currently in tranche.
We will also contact all current kaitono who have submitted proposals and are awaiting a decision to discuss options to pause their applications until a more appropriate time can be determined to host their commemoration. We will prioritise these applications for when the fund opens in the next financial year – we will retain your contact details and application / proposal details.
We will contact all current kaitono working to submit a proposal to advise that the fund has been paused at this time and that Te Puni Kōkiri will be in touch once the fund is re-opened – we will retain your contact details and application details.
We apologise for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your support for this kaupapa. We look forward to working with you to host these events later when such measures have been reduced. For all queries please contact email@example.com
About Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Fund
Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Fund supports whānau, hapū and iwi to initiate, promote and deliver activities and events that commemorate the New Zealand Land Wars.
The fund seeks to increase awareness among all Aotearoa New Zealand Citizens about our local history, significant land marks and people including strengthening relationships and partnerships. It is also about building nationhood and pride among all citizens, increasing matauranga and value for local history and increasing bi-lingual resources.
It is important to note that this funding is intended to be a contribution and cannot be used to fund the total costs of the project.
Successful Applicants for the 2019/2020 Financial Year
From 30 June 2019 to 11 October 2019
|Rōpū||Theme of Event/s||Event Location||Region||Event Start Date||Event End Date||Amount approved from TPK|
|Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust||To Support Rongowhakaata Trust to develop, implement a series of online wananga for the whanau community and suite of bilingual resources in Te Reo Māori and English of a local and shared history of the East Coast Wars (1865-1868) with the wider community to commemorate the New Zealand Wars and conflicts across the region.||Manutuke||Tai Rāwhiti||2021||$230,000|
|Taarewaanga Marae||To support Taarewaanga Marae to organise, plan and deliver two events a wananga and commemoration event of the ‘Invasion of Rangiaohia 1864’ to be held at Rangiaohia, Te Awamutu in February2020.||Te Awamutu, Waikato||Waikato-Waiariki||21 February 2020||21 February 2020||$180,000|
|Ngati Toa Rangatira ki Wairau Trust||To support Ngati Toa Rangatira ki Wairau Trust to develop, implement and deliver a series of events and activities to encourage learning about the local history in the area and the commemorate the Wairau Affray of 1843. These events and activities will take place across the Marlborough Community in June 2020 to July 2020.||Wairau, Blenheim||Tai Hauauru||June 2020||July 2020||$89,465.15|
|Te Tira Whakaari Trust||To support Te Tira Whakaari Trust to develop, implement and deliver a suite of bilingual resources in Te Reo Māori and English that will be used to tell the story of Te Kooti Rikirangi and the influential role he played during the New Zealand Wars. This is a significant piece of Aotearoa New Zealand history that will commemorate Te Putake o te Riri.||Mangapapa||Ikaroa-Rawhiti||Oct 2019||Nov 2019||$67,100.25|
|Ngati Paarau Hapu Trust||To support Ngati Paarau Hapu Trust to develop, implement and deliver a speaker series event and commemoration service in Napier leading upto and on the 11th October 2019 the commemoration of the 153rd Battle of Omarunui 153 years to the day||Napier||Ikaroa-Rawhiti||11 Oct 2019||12 Oct 2019||$20,000|
|Te Kapua Whakapipi Trust||To support Te Kapua Whakapipi Trust to develop, implement, document the untold story of Te Porere and deliver the 150th Commemoration of the Battle of Te Porere event on the 4 & 5 October 2019||Turangi||Waikato-Waiariki||4 Oct 2019||5 Oct 2019||$144,079.25|
|Te Runanga o Ngati Toa Rangatira||To support Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira to develop, implement and hold a wānanga aimed at rangatahi to pay respect, wānanga the historical account of the Wairau Affray, and acknowledge Ngati Toa Tupuna who were involved in the conflict of 1843 at Wairau in Blenheim.||Porirua||Tai Hauāuru||8 Oct 2019||9 Oct 2019||$12,000|
|Ohaeawai Cultural Community Centre||To support St Michaels Church and Urupa committee to develop, implement and deliver the 175th Commemoration of the Battle of Ohaeawai 1845 at Ngawha to be held on 4 July 2020||Ngawha, Bay of Islands||Taitokerau||4 July 2020||4 July 2020||$33,289|
|Ngā Toenga o Ngā Tamariki a Iharaira me Ngā Uri o Maungapohatu Charitable Trust||To support Ngā Toenga o Ngā Tamariki a Iharaira me Ngā Uri o Maungapohatu Charitable Trust to support, develop, implement a programme of work to revitalise cultural traditions, practices and language of the Maungapohatu Community. It will tell the story of Rua Kenana from a whānau perspective and develop key resources to support the learning of the story of Rua Kenana and the New Zealand Wars.||Rotorua||Waikato-Waiariki||October 2019||October 2019||$161,648.20|
Successful Applicants for the 2018/19 Financial Year
|Rōpū||Theme of Event/s||Event Location||Region||Event Start Date||Event End Date||Amount approved from TPK|
|Ngāti Naho Kaitiaki Society Incorporated||To Support Ngāti Naho Kaitiaki Society Incorporated to develop, implement and deliver Manawa Whenua He Raa Maumahara activities including wānanga, a series of site visits, live streams, and dawn karakia and commemorative day to document the untold story of Ngāti Naho Tupuna who were captured at the battle of Rangiriri.||Rangiriri||Waikato-Waiariki||1 July 2019||30 November 2019||$209,194.00|
|Purakaunui Block Incorporated||To support Purakaunui Block Incorporated to develop, implement and produce a documentary film based on an early New Zealand Ngai Tahu History of Otago at Whareakeake and conflicts between Māori, whalers and sealers. The project will commemorate Te Pūtake o Te Riri: Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand.||Dunedin||Te Waipounamu||May 2019||May 2019||$10,000.00|
|Te Atiawa Iwi Charitable Trust||To support Te Atiawa Iwi Charitable Trust to develop, implement and deliver a ‘Riri o Te Raukura’ Hīkoi and Wānanga event in 2019 in Taranaki that will commemorate Te Pūtake o Te Riri: Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand.||New Plymouth||Te Tai Hauāuru||16 March 2019||19 March 2019||$5,150.00|
|Te Kopu Incorporated||To support Te Kopu Incorporated to develop, implement and deliver a Series of Events on behalf of Ngati Te Ata to commemorate and document the untold story of their involvement in and leading upto the Battle of Rangiriri Pa. The event will start on 9 July 2019 and finish on 20 November 2019 to commemorate Te Pūtake o Te Riri: Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand.||Tauranga||Waikato- Waiariki||9 July 2019||20 November 2019||$130,000.00|
|Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi||To support Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiarangi (TWWOA) to develop, implement and deliver Te Pūtake o Te Riri Summit 2018 event at Whakatāne to be held during February 2019. The summit will be themed ‘Realism of the New Zealand Wars’ to commemorate Te Pūtake o Te Riri.||Whakatane||Waikato- Waiariki||14 February 2019||15 February 2019||$66,552.00|
|MTEM Limited||To support Mana Taiao Events Management Limited to develop, implement and deliver the Battle of Pukehinahina Gate Pa 1864 book launch at Gate Pa Historic Reserve in Tauranga on 22 November that will commemorate Te Pūtake o Te Riri; Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand.||Tauranga||Waikato- Waiariki||22 November 2018||22 November 2018||$1,200.00|
|Tihi Consultants Limited||The proposal is to deliver a five day commemorative programme to allow whanau, hapū and iwi to come together and share a deeper understanding of their experience as descendants of Riwha Titokowaru and the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Te Ngutu o Te Manu from 3-7 September 2018 in Hāwera.||Hāwera||Te Tai Hauāuru||Monday 3 September 2018||Friday 7 September 2018||$57,450.24|
|Te Tira Whakaari Trust||The proposal is to deliver a series of events to commemorate Te Kooti Rikirangi and his contribution to the Aotearoa national story, the significant conflicts between Māori and colonial forces in Tūranga in the 1860s in response to the illegal invasion, confiscation and acquisition of Māori land by the crown.||Mangapapa, Gisborne||Ikaroa-Rawhiti||July 2018||January 2019||$59,141.24|
|Fairfield College||The proposal is to support Fairfield College by contributing to the carving and installation of a Pou erected as a permanent memorial to commemorate the New Zealand Wars. It will support the design and installation of the plaque for the Pou and the hospitality for the Fairfield Annual Commemoration Assembly and Pou unveiling.||Hamilton||Waikato-Waiariki||October 2018||December 2018||$3,796.00|
|Bridget Williams Publishing Trust||To develop key resources aimed at Rangatahi, their teachers in schools and the wider general public to educate people about the New Zealand Wars. The project will commemorate Te Putake o te Riri: Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand.||Wellington||Te Tai Hauāuru||May 2019||June 2019||$120,000|
|Taranaki Māori Trust Board||The proposal is to support Taranaki Māori Trust Board to acknowledge and raise awareness about the context and period of the 73 years that Taranaki was in conflict from 1818-1881. This will be achieved by developing, implementing and staging the annual He Rā Maumahara to be held on 28 October 2019 at Kohia Pa near Waitara. The He Rā Maumahara will be supported by events, a speaker’s series and educational programmes underpinning the commemorations through to the 5 November 2019.||New Plymouth||Te Tai Hauāuru||28 October 2019||5 November 2019||$450,000|
Successful Applicants for the 2017/18 Financial Year
|Group||Event||Region||Event Location||Event Start Date||Event End Date||Amount Requested|
|Tihi Consultants Limited||The proposal is to deliver a series of events over the two weeks, leading up to a commemorative service at Te Ngutu o te Manu Reserve on 28 October 2017.||Te Tai Hauāuru||Hāwera||Monday, 16 October 2017||Friday, 27 October 2017||$9,000.00|
|Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi||Two-day symposia titled ‘Te Pūtake o te Riri’ with a number of outcomes.||Waikato-Waiariki||Whakatāne||Wednesday, 18 October 2017||Thursday, 19 October 2017||$95,200.00|
|Ngāti Awa Community Development Trust||Commemoration of the 1865 Battle of Te Kupenga a Taramainuku Pā||Waikato-Waiariki||Te Teko - Te Kupenga Pā||Friday, 20 October 2017||$67,863.00|
|Te Reo Irirangi o Te Mānuka Tūtahi Trust||Broadcasting and Online Video Streaming of the 2017 commemoration service of the Battle of Te Kupenga a Taramainuku Pā||Waikato-Waiariki||Whakatāne||Friday, 20 October 2017||$6,000.00|
|Māori Land Charitable Trust||Public screening of the New Zealand Wars series||Te Tai Hauāuru||Ōtaki||Saturday, 28 October 2017||Sunday, 12 November 2017||$12,000.00|
|Bridget Williams Publishing Trust||To support the Vincent O’Malley giving talks to schools about the significance of the New Zealand Land Wars||Te Tai Hauāuru||20 School Visits||Early 2018||Early 2018||$30,000.00|
|Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust (TRONRT)||To organise a hīkoi to the South Island to pay respect, wānanga the historical account of, and acknowledge the lives, achievement and resting place of our Ngāti Ruanui & Pakakohe Tūpuna who were imprisoned in Dunedin in 1869.||Te Tai Hauāuru||South Island||Thursday, 1 March 2018||$61,500.00|
|Raukawa Charitable Trust||Tour to four significant New Zealand war sites where Raukawa had significant involvement.||Waikato-Waiariki||Tour to four significant New Zealand war sites where Raukawa had significant involvement.||Friday, 6 April 2018||Sunday, 8 April 2018||$71,200.00|
|Waiokura Marae and Reserves Trust||Commemorate Ōrangituāpeka and the significance of the Rāhui Whenua||Te Tai Hauāuru||Manaia, South Taranaki||Wednesday 25 April 2018||$30,000.00|
Role of Te Puni Kōkiri
Te Puni Kōkiri is responsible for administering the fund and ensuring robust applications are received and sound investments are made.
A Brief History
Perspectives | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand
The wars and conflicts in New Zealand are important historical narratives which contributed to the shaping of our nation. Sharing different perspectives of the impact of these wars builds wider understanding and awareness, and will better enable all those affected to heal and move forward towards broader reconciliation.
An Overview of Wars and Conflicts in Aotearoa-New Zealand
Dr Vincent O’Malley, a New Zealand historian, discusses the New Zealand Wars, and touches on the complex issues which gave rise to them.
The Impact of Wars and Conflicts in Aotearoa-New Zealand
Dr Vincent O’Malley, continues his analysis of the New Zealand Wars, and stresses the importance for all New Zealanders to understand better the effects of these wars and conflicts on the whole nation.
Applying for the Fund
For further information about Te Pūtake o te Riri | Wars and Conflicts in New Zealand Fund please see the following:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: For regional events please contact your local Te Puni Kōkiri office.
- For national commemorations please contact Mani Crawford on 027 245 8938
Te Pūtake o Te Riri – Wars and Conflicts in Aotearoa New Zealand Fund opens, 30 August 2018
Te Pūtake o te Riri successful applications announced
Fund opens for NZ Wars commemorations, 7 July 2017
New Zealand Land Wars commemorations fund panel meets, 31 May 2017
Ngāti Hine mark land wars with multisport challenge, 29 May 2017
Editorial: Commemoration of New Zealand wars is long overdue, 3 November 2016
National day to remember the New Zealand Wars to start in 2017, 31 October 2017
Date to be set for a national day to commemorate the New Zealand Wars, 21 August 2016
Confiscated Land Wars sites returned – Hon Flavell, 19 August, 2016
Government announces Land Wars Day at Turangawaewae, 19 August 2016
Day to mark New Zealand Wars on the cards – Flavell, 11 January 2016
Commemorating New Zealand Wars (no date)