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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
Ridden by Jimmy Pike, the New Zealand-bred (but Australian-owned) wonder-horse beat Second Wind by two lengths to claim one of his greatest victories. more...
The Melbourne CupPhar Lap wins the 1930 Melbourne CupTimaru's heroes - roadside stories
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