A small school on a Waikato hilltop, started in troubled times, celebrates 150 years this weekend.

Ohaupo School, which was first started in 1869, will host the reunion on the same site where the first school building in the Waikato was built all those years ago.

The event will have special significance, for very few schools in New Zealand have such a close association with the troubled early history of New Zealand as that of Ohaupo.

The Confiscation Act of 1863 banished Maori from their land to the south of the Puniu River and the Government brought foreign militia to

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