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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 2nd New Zealand Division opened the way for British armour, allowing the Allies to make a decisive breakthrough at El Alamein, Egypt, and send the Axis forces into retreat. more...
El Alamein - The North African CampaignBernard FreybergHoward KippenbergerHoward Kippenberger
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