Read a historic heritage assessment including history and fabric description of Ruapekapeka Pā and battlefield, an actively managed historic site.
Ruapekapeka Pā and battlefield heritage assessment (PDF, 2, 239 K)
The assessment also includes cultural connections, national context, historic significance, fabric significance, cultural significance and management recommendations.
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Maria ButcherPublished by Department of Conservation
Where dissatisfaction over the Treaty turned to war: The history of Ruapekapeaka is entwined with that of the Treaty of Waitangi, a living document which continues to shape New Zealand society.