The New Zealand Wars

TitleThe New Zealand Wars
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsBelich, James
Episodes1: The war that Britain lost. 2: Kings and empires. 3: The invasion of Waikato. 4: Taranaki prophets. 5: The East Coast wars.
Running Time250 min.
Date Released1998
DistributorSilver 7 Ballard NZ Ltd.
CountryNew Zealand
Publication LanguageEnglish

This five-part documentary uncovers the conflicts between Maori and Pakeha in the nineteenth century (most commonly referred to by Europeans as the "Maori Wars"), when indigenous people protecting their land rights clashed with the British Empire.


A Landmark production; written & presented by James Belic ; director: Tainui Stephens; producer: Colin McRae.


Documentary, Partial animation

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Additonal releases in 2004 and 2008.

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