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  • James Hēnare

    James Henare was Nga Puhi leader, soldier, farmer, and community leader. After the Second World War he helped set up the kohanga reo programme and fought for recognition of Maori rights under the Treaty of Waitangi

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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...