who led massacre of Māori rangatahi
The small settlement of Pākaraka outside Whanganui has wiped the name of a Scottish militia leader from the map.
Formerly known as Maxwell, it was named after Sergeant George Maxwell, who led a massacre of Māori rangatahi more than 150 years ago.
Replacing the road sign and replacing a name associated with one of the little-known dark chapters in our history, officially returning the name of this small settlement near Whanganui.
Link to video and article: Whanganui village wipes name of Scottish military leader who led massacre of Māori rangatahi (msn.com)