This is not far from Te Kauwhata where my sister Felicity & John her husband lives. Rangiriri is a historic place, where a war was fought between the Maori and the Pakeha (white european). Many lives were lost in history.
There is a place where you can read what happened, a hill where a battle was fought and other awful things occurred, but now its history.
Here today, is a Maori Pa, and people’s farm steads and a village in Te Kauwhata, with shops and a school and even a police station and other public services.
Here is the part by the river Waikato.