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McKenzie's early memory of evicted crofters shaped his whole life's philosophy and his land-reform work in the Liberal government of the 1890s.
George Sellars narrowly escaped serious injury when he was able to swing his parachute away from the glass roof of the Winter Gardens during the Farmers' Christmas parade. more...
Kiwi ChristmasSanta parades
Maketū Wharetōtara, the 17-year-old son of the Ngāpuhi chief Ruhe, killed five people at Motuarohia in the Bay of Islands. In March 1842 he became the first person to be legally executed in this country. more...
The first execution - capital punishmentHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914
14 April 1932 Unemployed riots rock Queen Street
15 April 1868 First Māori MPs elected to Parliament
16 April 1892 NZ Rugby Union founded
17 April 1880 First inter-city brass band contest
18 April 1847 Gilfillan killings near Whanganui
19 April 1884 Royal honour awarded to NZ woman for first time
20 April 1958 Mormon temple opens in Hamilton