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  • John McKenzie

    McKenzie's early memory of evicted crofters shaped his whole life's philosophy and his land-reform work in the Liberal government of the 1890s.

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First movie shot in NZ

1898 First movie shot in NZ

The first motion pictures known to have been taken in New Zealand were made by photographer W.H. Bartlett who filmed the opening of the Auckland Industrial and Mining Exhibition more...

First flight from North Cape to Bluff

1933 First flight from North Cape to Bluff

22-year-old pilot E.F. ('Teddy') Harvie and his passenger, 18-year-old Miss Trevor Hunter, set a record for the longest flight within New Zealand in a single day. They completed the 1880-km journey in 16 hours 10 minutes. more...