Events In History
15 October 2007'Anti-terror' raids in Urewera
Citing the Terrorism Suppression Act, police arrested 18 people in nationwide raids linked to alleged weapons training camps near the eastern Bay of Plenty township of Rūātoki. Read more...
29 July 1981Police baton anti-tour protestors near Parliament
Up to 2000 anti-Springbok tour protesters were confronted by police who used batons to stop them marching up Molesworth St to the home of South Africa's Consul to New Zealand. Read more...
28 December 1929'Black Saturday' - NZ police open fire in Apia
New Zealand had been granted a mandate over the former German colony following the First World War. Growing Samoan calls for independence came to a head during a Mau demonstration in Apia which left 12 people dead. Read more...
Page 1 – 'Black Tuesday'
They called it 'Black Tuesday'. On 12 November 1912, in the goldmining town of Waihi, striker Fred Evans died during a violent confrontation.
- Page 1 - 'Black Tuesday'On 'Black Tuesday', 12 November 1912, in the midst of a bitter six-month strike by miners in the small New Zealand goldmining town of Waihi, striker Fred Evans was killed - one of
Page 1 – Police response to disaster
How police responded to the disasters, particularly Tangiwai, Wahine and Erebus
- Page 1 - Police response to disasterHow police responded to the disasters, particularly Tangiwai, Wahine and Erebus
Page 1 – The 1981 Springbok rugby tour
For 56 days in July, August and September 1981, New Zealanders were divided against each other in the largest civil disturbance seen since the 1951 waterfront dispute. The
Page 4 – Stopping the 1973 tour
Keeping sport and politics separate was becoming increasingly difficult. In July 1969 HART (Halt All Racist Tours) was founded by University of Auckland students with the
Page 5 – Gleneagles Agreement
The All Blacks accepted an invitation to tour South Africa in 1976, when world attention was firmly fixed on the republic because of the Soweto riots.
Page 6 – Battle lines are drawn
The tour supporters were determined that the first Springbok visit to New Zealand since 1965 would not be spoiled. The anti-tour movement was equally determined to show its
Page 7 – Tour diary
Select itinerary of the 1981 tour by the Springbok rugby team.
Page 8 – Impact
In Hamilton the protestors occupying the pitch had chanted 'The whole world is watching'. The same applied to New Zealand as a nation. Some believed the tour was an opportunity
Page 1 – The Wahine disaster
This April marks the 45th anniversary of the sinking of the ferry Wahine. With more than 50 lives lost, this was New Zealand's worst modern maritime disaster. The Wahine’
Page 3 – Co-ordinating the rescue
The police, emergency services and civilians rescued passengers and crew from the inter-island ferry Wahine in Wellington Harbour in April 1968.
Page 4 – Court of inquiry
The court of inquiry that met 10 weeks after the sinking pinpointed the build-up of water in the vehicle deck as the reason the ferry finally capsized.
Page 3 – The crimes
For a few short months the Burgess gang embarked upon a crime spree along the west coast of the South Island that would culminate in the murder of five men on the Maungatapu
Page 4 – Sullivan's betrayal
Joseph Sullivan claimed to have acted solely as a lookout for the gang, and informed the police about the killing of James Battle, incriminating the others
Page 3 – Search and rescue
How locals and police responded to New Zealand's worst railway disaster
- Page 3 - Search and rescueHow locals and police responded to New Zealand's worst railway disaster
Page 5 – Operation Overdue
A team of New Zealand Police officers and a Mountain Face Rescue Team were immediately dispatched to the scene of the Erebus disaster.
Page 6 – Finding the cause
With the death of so many people, it is not surprising that the investigations into the tragedy became a source of great debate and controversy.
Page 6 – Stepping up the Mau campaign
In January 1928 Mau policeman, dressed in a uniform of a purple lavalava with a white stripe, began enforcing a sā - ban - on European stores in Apia.
Page 7 – Black Saturday
One New Zealand policeman and up to 11 Samoans, including Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III, were killed in Apia on Black Saturday - 28 December 1929.
- parliament buildings
- lord liverpool
- william massey
- joseph ward
- james allen
- british empire
- cold war
- tangiwai disaster
- mau movement
- south africa
- league of nations
- olaf nelson
- workers rights
- wahine disaster
- air transport
- erebus disaster
- wellington city
- wellington harbour
- radio broadcasts
- justice system
- minnie dean
- waitangi day
- red feds
- fred evans
- palmerston north
- robert muldoon
- labour party
- norman kirk
- gleneagles agreement
- all blacks