10 November

Telegraph Department cleared of 'hacking' charges

1871 Telegraph Department cleared of 'hacking' charges

Events in 1870-71 led Otago Daily Times editor George Barton to claim in his newspaper that the government had been intercepting telegraphs for political gain. Read more...

Te Kooti attacks Matawhero

1868 Te Kooti attacks Matawhero

Te Kooti and his supporters attacked Matawhero in Poverty Bay, killing approximately 60 people – roughly equal numbers of Māori and Pākehā. Read more...

Sutherland Falls 'discovered'

1880 Sutherland Falls 'discovered'

The renowned backwoodsman Sutherland 'discovered' the waterfall that bears his name near what is now the Milford Track – New Zealand’s best-known walking track. Read more...