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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
New Zealand's first female military personnel were joined within 18 months by members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women's Royal Naval Service. more...
Counting the cost - NZ in the Second World WarKitty KainOverview: 1913-1945 - Royal New Zealand Air ForceRNZAF timeline - Royal New Zealand Air Force
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