As the number of European settlers and a new Pakeha culture grew, so did the immigrants' demand for land. The government didn't launch a war to get it, they instead introduced new laws and the Land Court, which undermined Maori ownership traditions. This led to one of New Zealand's darkest days - the raid on Parihaka.
- Early colonists and how they created the stereotypical image of a kiwi bloke
- Deforestation, the introduction of new mammal predators and the decline of native wildlife
- Sheep barons and the desire for more land
- The Native Land Court, why it was set up and how it worked
- The Wi Parata Case.
- Māori population decline in the 19th century
- The Parihaka Raid