10 January

Pioneer aviators vanish over the Tasman

1928 Pioneer aviators vanish over the Tasman

George Hood and John Moncrieff made a gallant but poorly organised attempt to make the first flight across the Tasman Sea from Australia to New Zealand. Read more...

Catholic missionaries arrive at Hokianga

1838 Catholic missionaries arrive at Hokianga

French Bishop Jean Baptiste François Pompallier arrived at Hokianga. His party celebrated their first mass three days later. Read more...