Talk on Wairau fracas
Maori history researchers John and Hilary Mitchell are giving a talk on Saturday on the 1843 Wairau affray – a confrontation between Te Rauparaha’s Ngati Toa warriors and an armed group of Nelson settlers. The confrontation eventually led to the sale of Porirua to the Crown. The talk will be at Pataka on August 3 at 1.30pm. For further information, contact Tony Cross on 232 7593.