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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
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
The trial proved popular with most New Zealanders and daylight saving of one hour between October and March was made permanent in 1975. more...
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...
21 April 1961 First Golden Shears competition
22 April 1936 Rātana and Labour seal alliance
23 April 1983 Prince William meets 'buzzy bee'
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 1806 Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England