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Te Rauparaha was a Ngati Toa chief and warrior. Sometimes called the 'Napoleon of the Southern Hemisphere', he ruled the lower end of the North Island from his base at Kapiti Island for the best part of 20 years
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operation which contrasted sharply with those mounted earlier in the campaign, the troops were successfully withdrawn between 15 and 20 December.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...
The end of the campaign - 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
17 June 1843 The Wairau incident
18 June 1895 Minnie Dean goes on trial
19 June 1940 Niagara sunk by German mines off Northland
20 June 1987 All Blacks win the first World Cup
21 June 1964 The Beatles land in NZ
22 June 1954 Parker-Hulme murder in Christchurch
23 June 1973 World court condemns French nuclear tests