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After debuting for the New Zealand cricket team against England in 1949 John Reid went on to play another 57 tests for his country, 34 of those as captain.
More British were killed at 'Bloody Rangiriri' than in any other battle of the New Zealand Wars. But their victory opened the Waikato basin to the Imperial forces. more...
Taranaki and Waikato wars - New Zealand WarsRangiriri NZ Wars cemetery archRangiriri NZ Wars army memorialRangiriri - war in WaikatoRangiriri pā - roadside storiesMercer's unusual memorial - roadside storiesRangiriri
10 March 1869 New Zealand Cross created
11 March 1845 The fall of Kororāreka
12 March 1864 Arthur's Pass 'discovered'
13 March 1956 NZ's first test cricket victory
14 March 1980 Split Enz hit no.1 with 'I got you'
15 March 1944 NZ forces capture Castle Hill at Cassino
16 March 1940 Jockey Y-fronts hit NZ shops