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John Walker is one of New Zealand's track heroes. His athletic career was punctuated by memorable performances and noted for its longevity
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
New Zealand's Labour government refused the USS Buchanan entry because 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 War1985 - key events
28 July 1893 Women's suffrage petition presented
29 July 1981 Police baton anti-tour protestors near Parliament
30 July 1979 Carless days introduced
31 July 1976 John Walker wins gold in Montreal
1 August 1987 Māori becomes official language
2 August 1992 Barbara Kendall wins gold at Barcelona
3 August 1941 Finnish barque Pamir seized as war prize