1. The New Zealand Wars. 2. The Maori and British Forces. 3. Colonial Warfare and Military Intelligence. 4. Blurred Images. 5. The Northern War. 6. Chiefs and Governors. 7. War at Wellington. 8. The Spark Ignites in Taranaki. 9. The Conflict Widens. 10. War Spreads to the Waikato. 11. The Invasion of the Waikato. 12. The War Reaches Tauranga. 13. Tragedy at Te Ranga. 14. Conclusion. Notes. References. Acknowledgements. About the Author. Index
Cliff Simons has been researching, teaching and writing about the New Zealand Wars for over thirty years. He has a PhD in Defence and Strategic Studies from Massey University on the subject of military intelligence in those wars. He is a Lieutenant Colonel in the New Zealand Army and the Director of the New Zealand Wars Study Centre at the New Zealand Defence College. In that capacity he conducts battlefield study tours for New Zealand Defence personnel and others. He lives in Tauranga and is heavily involved in commemoration activities and education about the wars, and various initiatives to promote understanding and reconciliation.