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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
118 New Zealand prisoners of war died when the Italian transport ship Nino Bixio was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea by a British submarine.
Prisoners of WarSecond World War timeline
The New Zealand Company party, which included William Wakefield and his nephew Jerningham, was sent to make preparations for organised settlement. more...
British and Irish immigration 1840-1914
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