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-**August 2014: Looks like Miranda will revert to its original Maori name of Pūkorokoro. A little of the history:+**August 2014: Looks like Miranda will revert to its original Maori name of Pūkorokoro.** A little of the history:
  
 Miranda is a historical fort and small village in the Firth of Thames, New Zealand. Miranda is a historical fort and small village in the Firth of Thames, New Zealand.
  
-The Ngati Whanaunga village of Pukorokoro was renamed after the warship HMS Miranda, which brought 300 soldiers of the 70th Surrey Regiment to the area in 1863, together with 600 more men on other ships who were to build a fort supporting the British troops fighting in the Waikato region during the New Zealand Wars. Several redoubts were eventually built, one of them named after the ship leading the small troop flotilla. A local headland also carries the name, together ensuring that the name became fixed.**+The Ngati Whanaunga village of Pukorokoro was renamed after the warship HMS Miranda, which brought 300 soldiers of the 70th Surrey Regiment to the area in 1863, together with 600 more men on other ships who were to build a fort supporting the British troops fighting in the Waikato region during the New Zealand Wars. Several redoubts were eventually built, one of them named after the ship leading the small troop flotilla. A local headland also carries the name, together ensuring that the name became fixed.
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