Parihaka is a small coastal villagenear Taranaki. The village, set in anarea full of volcanic ash and soil, is asite of historical and culturalimportance. The events that tookplace here from 1860-1900 changedthe entire country.Parihaka was founded because
Maori peoples’ land
was beingconfiscated by European settlers.Maori people who had nowhere elseto go came to Parihaka. Parihakagrew swiftly and by 1870 hadbecome the biggest village in thecountry.