2 May

NZ's last electric tram trip

1964 NZ's last electric tram trip

Tram no. 252, displaying the message ‘end of the line’, travelled from Thorndon to Newtown zoo, bringing to an end the use of electric trams in New Zealand. Read more...

First shipment of salmon and trout ova arrives

1868 First shipment of salmon and trout ova arrives

The clipper Celestial Queen arrived at Port Chalmers carrying the first shipment of live fish ova from England. These fish were intended to provide sport for the settlers, but none survived. Read more...