Waipori and the Boer War

The overseas wars that New Zealand has been involved in affected the whole nation, even small and remote settlements such as Waipori.

The first of these wars was the Boer War or South African War, a conflict that is much less well-known than either of the two world wars of the 20th century.

Many Waipori residents enthusiastically raised funds for this war and four served overseas – one twice. You can read these stories in a new page on our website.

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