Battle Hill past, present and future

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Battle Hill past, present and future

Explore the bloody past, the peaceful present and the bustling future of Battle Hill Farm Forest Park in Pauatahanui in a guided walk on Saturday, 2 March 2013.

Led by Greater Wellington Regional Council rangers, the walk will cover the ‘battle’ of Battle Hill and allow participants to check out a section of the proposed Transmission Gully expressway.

Battle Hill got its name from a fierce and bloody battle in 1846 between Government forces and 300 Ngāti Toa Rangatira under Chief Te Rangihaeata. The fighting – a result of simmering tensions over land in Wellington and Marlborough – took place on Battle Hill, where three Government troops and at least nine Ngāti Toa Rangatira were killed. The peak is the site of Te Rangihaeata’s last stand.

Battle Hill past, present and future is part of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Greater Outdoors summer events programme. It’s also just one of many events around the region celebrating Parks Week - Get Healthy by Nature (2-8 March 2013). It is suitable for those with a moderate level of fitness.

Battle Hill past, present and future

Battle Hill Farm Forest Park, Pauatahanui
Cost: Free
Sat 9.30am-11.30am
This event is free. Moderate fitness required. Everybody welcome – no need to book. Bring a picnic and togs to enjoy after the walk at the campground and swimming hole. No dogs please.

More information: www.gw.govt.nz/summerevents

For more information, please contact the media team on 021 914 266 or email us.

 

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