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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 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 timeline1985 - key events
Pounds, shillings and pence were replaced with dollars and cents − 27 million new banknotes and 165 million new coins. more...
1967 - 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