Sometimes seen as a part of the Waikato War, which strictly speaking it is not. This war focussed on Ngai Te Rangi defence of their land, against the British Army and settlers. Major battles were fought at Gate Pa and Te Ranga.
For further on the Tauranga camapign, click here # Tauranga Campaign.
Further reading: James Belich, ‘The Tauranga Campaign’ in The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian Interpretation of Racial Conflict, Auckland, 1986, pp. 177-202.