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Charles Upham is probably New Zealand's most famous soldier. His actions in Crete in 1941 and Egypt in 1942 led to his becoming one of only three people – and the only combat soldier – ever to win the Victoria Cross twice.
At 12.40 p.m. on 13 November 1896, Te Maari, a crater situated at the north end of the Tongariro range, erupted spectacularly. It continued to erupt at various intervals for nearly a year. more...
David Gray, an Aramoana resident, began a shooting spree that left 13 people dead. more...
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20 May 1941 German paratroops assault Crete
21 May 1840 Hobson proclaims sovereignty over NZ
22 May 1884 First NZ Rugby team in action
23 May 1966 Coronation of first Māori Queen
24 May 1943 Turning point in Battle of the Atlantic
25 May 1861 The Press goes to press
26 May 1879 Parihaka ploughing campaign begins