The town of Pirongia is a 30 minute drive from Hamilton. This area has been settled by tūpuna (Māori ancestors) for hundreds of years. The current township emerged in the 1860s, in the aftermath of the conflicts in the Waikato region during the New Zealand Land Wars. It was named Alexandra by its first European inhabitants. Journey with us through the town, along the waterways to places with connections to the Māori King and the Kīngitanga, and the European settlers and military.
He 30 meneti te taraiwa atu i Kirikiriroa ki Pirongia. Mai rā anō, kua nōhia tēnei wāhi e ngā tūpuna. I ara ake te taone o nāianei i ngā tau o te tekau tau 1860, i muri mai i ngā pakanga i te rohe o Waikato i te wā o ngā Pakanga Whenua o Aotearoa. I tapaina te taone ko Arekahānara e ōna kainoho Pākehā tuatahi. Haere mai ki ō mātou taha i te puku o te taone, ki ngā ara wai ki ngā wāhi e hono ana ki te Kīngi Māori me te Kīngitanga, e hono ana hoki ki ngā tāngata whai kāinga Pākeha, me te ope hōia.