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After debuting for the New Zealand cricket team against England in 1949 John Reid went on to play another 57 tests for his country, 34 of those as captain.
The ‘Battle of Featherston Street’ occurred in Wellington, with some of the most violent street fighting of the 1913 Great Strike. more...
The 1913 strike in Wellington
Parihaka had come to symbolise protest gainst the confiscation of Māori land. Its leaders, Te Whiti O Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi, were arrested and exiled until March 1883.
Prophets and colonists - New Zealand WarsTohu KakahiPai MārireTe WhitiJohn Hall
10 March 1869 New Zealand Cross created
11 March 1845 The fall of Kororāreka
12 March 1864 Arthur's Pass 'discovered'
13 March 1956 NZ's first test cricket victory
14 March 1980 Split Enz hit no.1 with 'I got you'
15 March 1944 NZ forces capture Castle Hill at Cassino
16 March 1940 Jockey Y-fronts hit NZ shops