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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
Four Māori seats were established in 1867 and elections for Māori members were held the following year. Initially created for five years, the seats' existence was prolonged indefinitely in 1876. more...
Hori TaiaroaPolitical and constitutional timelineMāori and the votePāpāwai, the Māori capital - roadside stories
Politicians and Maori leaders ceremonially turned the ‘first sod’ of the central section of the main trunk line – a project that would take 23 years to complete. more...
Building the main trunk
Six students and one teacher from Elim College died in a flash flood while canyoning in the Mangatepopo Stream, Tongariro National Park.
New Zealand disasters timeline
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