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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.
French Bishop Jean Baptiste François Pompallier, a priest and brother of the Society of Mary, arrived at Hokianga. His party celebrated their first mass three days later. more...
Wesleyans and Catholics - missionariesHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914 Pompallier House
George Hood and John Moncrieff’s flight was a ‘gallant if somewhat ill-organised attempt to be the first to fly the Tasman from Australia to New Zealand’ more...
1928 - key events
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