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    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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NZ coastwatchers executed by the Japanese

1942 NZ coastwatchers executed by the Japanese

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...

'Anti-terror' raids in Urewera

2007 'Anti-terror' raids in Urewera

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. more...

Former Governor Grey becomes Premier

1877 Former Governor Grey becomes Premier

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. more...