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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

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First controlled powered flight in New Zealand

1911 First controlled powered flight in New Zealand

Pioneering aviator Vivian Walsh made the first controlled powered flight in New Zealand. He flew the Manurewa more than 350 m at a height of 20 m, watched by a small group of spectators at Glencora Park in Papakura, South Auckland. more...

Opening of railway from Invercargill to Bluff

1867 Opening of railway from Invercargill to Bluff

The 27-km line between Invercargill and Bluff was the third public railway in New Zealand, but Southland's railway ambitions helped drive the province towards bankruptcy. more...