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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
Julius von Haast's exploration of the West Coast revealed the extent of the Grey River coalfields and found traces of gold in rivers. The Haast Pass and Haast River are named after him. more...
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28 July 1893 Women's suffrage petition presented
29 July 1981 Police baton anti-tour protestors near Parliament
30 July 1979 Carless days introduced
31 July 1976 John Walker wins gold in Montreal
1 August 1987 Māori becomes official language
2 August 1992 Barbara Kendall wins gold at Barcelona
3 August 1941 Finnish barque Pamir seized as war prize