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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.
Built by the privately owned Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (WMR), the line helped open the Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua and Manawatū to European settlement. more...
Building the main trunk
Henry Reynolds' new factory at Pukekura, Waikato, produced its first butter. The brand name was allegedly inspired by a tattoo on the arm of one of Reynolds' workers. more...
The trial proved popular with most New Zealanders and daylight saving of one hour between October and March was made permanent in 1975. more...
14 April 1932 Unemployed riots rock Queen Street
15 April 1868 First Māori MPs elected to Parliament
16 April 1892 NZ Rugby Union founded
17 April 1880 First inter-city brass band contest
18 April 1847 Gilfillan killings near Whanganui
19 April 1884 Royal honour awarded to NZ woman for first time
20 April 1958 Mormon temple opens in Hamilton