The first representative New Zealand rugby team played its first match, defeating a Wellington XV 9-0 before embarking on a tour of New South Wales.
Waikato–Tainui was the first iwi to reach an historical settlement with the Crown for past injustices that went back to the 1860s. The Deed of Settlement included cash and land valued at $170 million.
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