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Michael Joseph Savage, New Zealand’s first Labour PM, was probably also it's best-loved. His avuncular image hung in the homes of the Labour faithful for decades.
Inspired by an Asian example, Yock and his son began manufacturing this simple rubber footwear in his garage. The name 'jandal' combined the words 'Japanese' and 'sandal'. more...
1957 - key events
2 December 1917 'Six o'clock swill' begins
3 December 1960 Bluff Island Harbour opened
4 December 1966 Radio Hauraki rules the waves
5 December 1890 First 'one man one vote' election
6 December 1935 First Labour government takes office
7 December 1963 Bassett Road machine-gun murders
8 December 1942 Fire at Seacliff Mental Hospital kills 37