See previous posts for background.
So the warriors at Onawe wait in their well fortified Pa for Te Ruaparaha’s well armed warriors to arrive. Knowing Kaiapoi has just been sacked. They are overjoyed to see only a small force turn up in waka and go out to deal to them. Meanwhile the rest of Te Ruaparahas force come out from hiding and lay siege to the lightly defended Pa from the other side. They still can’ t take it though. So say they want peace and eventually send in some slaves, captured from Kaiapo,i with others to negotiate the peace. Once inside they turn and slaughter those inside and proceed to kill everybody.