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Te Rauparaha was a Ngati Toa chief and warrior. Sometimes called the 'Napoleon of the Southern Hemisphere', he ruled the lower end of the North Island from his base at Kapiti Island for the best part of 20 years
American Lynne Cox became the first woman to swim across Cook Strait, battling heavy seas and strong winds during her 12-hour crossing. more...
Cook Strait's dangerous waters - roadside stories1975 - key events
The New Zealand Labour government refused the USS Buchanan entry on the grounds that the United States would neither confirm nor deny that the ship had nuclear capability. more...
Nuclear-free legislation - nuclear-free New ZealandLast decade - New Zealand and the Cold War
17 June 1843 The Wairau incident
18 June 1895 Minnie Dean goes on trial
19 June 1940 Niagara sunk by German mines off Northland
20 June 1987 All Blacks win the first World Cup
21 June 1964 The Beatles land in NZ
22 June 1954 Parker-Hulme murder in Christchurch
23 June 1973 World court condemns French nuclear tests