Rutherford's discoveries about the
nature of atoms shaped modern science and paved the way for nuclear physics.
Einstein referred to him as the 'second Newton' who ‘tunneled into the very
material of God’.
Joe Hawke led an occupation of Takaparawhā (Bastion Point reserve), Auckland, to protest against the Crown's decision to sell land that Ngāti Whātua maintained had been wrongly taken from them.