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John Walker is one of New Zealand's track heroes. His athletic career was punctuated by memorable performances and noted for its longevity
Seventeen New Zealand coastwatchers and five civilians who had been captured in the Gilbert Islands in August-September 1942 were beheaded at Betio, Tarawa. more...
Changing fortunes - New Zealanders in the Pacific War
Citing the Terrorism Suppression Act, police arrested 18 people in nationwide raids linked to alleged weapons training camps near the eastern Bay of Plenty township of Rūātoki.
Grey played a central role in 19th-century New Zealand politics, serving two terms as Governor before entering Parliament to fight Julius Vogel's plans to abolish the provinces. He was the first of just two men who have held both positions.
Crown colony era - the Governor-GeneralGeorge Grey
28 July 1893 Women's suffrage petition presented
29 July 1981 Police baton anti-tour protestors near Parliament
30 July 1979 Carless days introduced
31 July 1976 John Walker wins gold in Montreal
1 August 1987 Māori becomes official language
2 August 1992 Barbara Kendall wins gold at Barcelona
3 August 1941 Finnish barque Pamir seized as war prize