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Rangiriri Pa is located just off State Highway One, 3 km south of Te Kauwhata. The Pa and associated fortifications, is the site of a famous battle that occurred during the land wars. A greatly outnumbered Māori force was attacked by 1500 British troops in one of the crucial battles of the Waikato campaign on 20 November 1863, with both sides suffering heavy casualties. Part of the central redoubt has been preserved and the grassed over ditches and banks give an impression of the formidable task the British undertook in attempting to drive the Maori from their defences. A Tohu Maumahara (symbol of remembrance) stands at Rangiriri to commemorate those who fought in the Battle of Rangiriri. 
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