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Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana, of Ngāti Apa and Ngā Rauru, founded the Rātana Church, which remains a major religious and political force today
The lighthouse on Pencarrow Head was lit for the first time amid great celebration. After years of inadequate solutions Wellington finally had a permanent lighthouse – a New Zealand first.
Timeline - Pencarrow LighthouseThe lighthouse and its surroundings - Pencarrow LighthousePencarrow Lighthouse
The Legislative Council was New Zealand's Upper House, to which members were appointed, not elected. It was abolished in 1950 by government legislation. more...
The House of RepresentativesPolitical and constitutional timeline1951 - key events
21 April 1961 First Golden Shears competition
22 April 1936 Rātana and Labour seal alliance
23 April 1979 Blair Peach killed in London
24 April 1922 New Zealand's first poppy day
25 April 1915 NZ troops land at Gallipoli
26 April 1943 NZ ship torpedoed in Tasman
27 April 1893 Death of Premier John Ballance