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Te Rauparaha was a Ngati Toa chief and warrior. Sometimes called the 'Napoleon of the Southern Hemisphere', he ruled the lower end of the North Island from his base at Kapiti Island for the best part of 20 years
The Greenpeace ship, which was protesting against French nuclear testing, was torn apart by two bombs planted by French secret agents. A Portuguese crew member was killed. more...
Sinking the Rainbow Warrior - nuclear-free New ZealandNew Zealand crime timeline
Pounds, shillings and pence were replaced with dollars and cents − 27 million new banknotes and 165 million new coins. more...
1967 - key events
17 June 1843 The Wairau incident
18 June 1895 Minnie Dean goes on trial
19 June 1940 Niagara sunk by German mines off Northland
20 June 1987 All Blacks win the first World Cup
21 June 1964 The Beatles land in NZ
22 June 1954 Parker-Hulme murder in Christchurch
23 June 1973 World court condemns French nuclear tests