Tauranga in History

Historical Events

  • 1864-01-21 The Tauranga Campaign of the New Zealand Wars begins
  • 1864-04-29 Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina): 1,700 British troops suffer their worst defeat of the New Zealand Wars at the hands of 230 entrenched Maori warriors in Tauranga
  • 1864-06-21 New Zealand Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends

Famous Birthdays

  • 1991-01-01 Peter Burling, New Zealand sailor (Olympic gold 2016, helmsman America's Cup 2017), born in Tauranga, New Zealand