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James Henare was Nga Puhi leader, soldier, farmer, and community leader. After the Second World War he helped set up the kohanga reo programme and fought for recognition of Maori rights under the Treaty of Waitangi
The Finance Act (No. 3) abolished the poll tax introduced in 1881, which was described by Minister of Finance Walter Nash as a 'blot on our legislation'. more...
Chinese New Year - social studies activities
In a well-planned operation which contrasted sharply with those mounted earlier in the campaign, the troops were successfully withdrawn between 15 and 20 December. more...
Evacuation - the Gallipoli campaignFirst World War timeline
The 38-m-high railway viaduct, near Johnsonville, Wellington, was built in 1885 and had not been used since 1937. It was demolished by army engineers as a training exercise.
Belmont railway viaductBlowing up Belmont railway viaduct
21 July 1865 Capture of Weraroa pā
22 July 1987 Lotto goes on sale for first time
23 July 1952 Yvette Williams leaps for gold at Helsinki
24 July 2000 New Zealand soldier killed in Timor-Leste
25 July 1981 Anti-Springbok protestors derail Hamilton match
26 July 1928 Kiwi boxer fights for world heavyweight title
27 July 1963 Pioneer aviator George Bolt dies