4 February

First woman to swim Cook Strait

1975 First woman to swim Cook Strait

American Lynne Cox became the first woman to swim across Cook Strait, battling heavy seas and strong winds during her 12-hour crossing. Read more...

USS <em>Buchanan</em> refused entry to NZ

1985 USS Buchanan refused entry to NZ

New Zealand's Labour government refused the USS Buchanan entry because the United States would neither confirm nor deny that the warship had nuclear capability. Read more...