Caritas is providing funding to create an educational resource to increase awareness of the massacre that took place in Rangiaowhia during the Waikato Wars.
Rangiaowhia/Rangiaohia was a thriving town for Ngāti Apakura and Ngāti Hinuetū before the onset of the Waikato Wars, which led to its ruin and the resulting migration of its people to find a new home.
All that now remains are a few monuments scattered along a road on the outskirts of Te Awamutu to remember the events that took place.
Caritas is providing funding for a project aimed at informing New Zealanders of the massacre of women, children and elderly people that occurred in the town during the Waikato Wars in 1864.
This is a joint project of Ngāti Apakura with The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand.