NZ Wars: Stories of Wairau


NZ Wars: Stories of Wairau


Critic Rating

VIDEO & PODCAST. The Wairau Affray in 1843 is considered the first of the NZ Wars conflicts and the only one to take place in the South Island. Made with the support of NZ On Air.

Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ Feb 4, 2023

"The detailed storytelling of the two-part series is undoubtedly one of its strengths, and both hosts take care to add layers of relevant context throughout each episode. They also note differing versions of events a few times in the story, a feature that I’m sure will be appreciated by history enthusiasts. Unfortunately, the series’ high level of detail is sometimes its biggest weakness, too – I found myself having to rewind a few times, as a brief lapse in concentration would leave me a bit lost."

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