Gunshots ring out in Tauranga Domain

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Jack Hoggard, 10, fires the coehorn mortar
Jack Hoggard, 10, fires the coehorn mortar

UPDATED 11.15am: Gunshots are ringing out from the Tauranga Domain today as a military re-enactment of the Battle of Gate Pa takes place.

Three firings of salutes will take place throughout the day and there will also be a display of musket fire by members of the NZ Armed Constabulary Re-enactment Unit.

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The group will be dressed in period costume and are using replicas of guns used in the Battle of Gate Pa in 1864.

The public will also be able to inspect the guns and get a chance to fire them by entering a free raffle.

Armed constabulary re-enactment society members Leah Chrsitoffersen, left, with her mum Elise Tasker and brother Samuel Chrsitoffersen
Armed constabulary re-enactment society members Leah Chrsitoffersen, left, with her mum Elise Tasker and brother Samuel Chrsitoffersen

The salutes will be fired at the Tauranga Domain at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

For a full list of other commemorative events happening, click here.

A gun from the Battle of Gate Pa 150 years ago on display at the ANZ Bank in Greerton.
A gun from the Battle of Gate Pa 150 years ago on display at the ANZ Bank in Greerton.

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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