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  • John McKenzie

    McKenzie's early memory of evicted crofters shaped his whole life's philosophy and his land-reform work in the Liberal government of the 1890s.

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DPB legislation introduced

1973 DPB legislation introduced

The passage of the Social Security Amendment Act introduced the Domestic Purposes Benefit. Paid out from 1 May 1974, the DPB was to be set at a level that would enable sole parents to stay home to care for their children. more...

George Grey arrives in NZ

1845 George Grey arrives in NZ

Grey served two terms as Governor and later one as Premier. His most notable achievement in his first term as Governor (1845-53) was probably his management of the relationship between the Crown and Māori. more...