Te Ranga Historic Reserve


Corner of Pyes Pā and Joyce Roads

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The Battle of Te Ranga took place on 21 June 1864 and was seen as an act of retaliation from British forces against Māori after the British defeat at the Battle of Gate Pā the previous month.

Last year Tauranga City Council provided funding to the Pukehinahina Charitable Trust - in partnership with Ngāi Tamarāwaho hapu - to landscape the area and provide more opportunities for residents to engage with stories of Tauranga Moana. The reserve will have open access to the public and will become a valuable addition to the city’s green space.

Tauranga City Council allocated $531,000 through the Long-Term Plan, and a further $114,000 was provided for site preparation, consultation, and planting. The funds are allocated for use over 2022 to 2023 with the project due to be completed in 2023. The project is also supported by Western Bay of Plenty District Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council.