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James Henare was Nga Puhi leader, soldier, farmer, and community leader. After the Second World War he helped set up the kohanga reo programme and fought for recognition of Maori rights under the Treaty of Waitangi
On Tuesday 22 February 2011 at 12.51 p.m. Christchurch was badly damaged by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, which killed 185 people and injured several thousand. more...
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Wellington's iconic cable car was built to provide residents of the developing hill suburb of Kelburn with quick access to downtown Lambton Quay. more...
21 July 1865 Capture of Weraroa pā
22 July 1987 Lotto goes on sale for first time
23 July 1952 Yvette Williams leaps for gold at Helsinki
24 July 2000 New Zealand soldier killed in Timor-Leste
25 July 1981 Anti-Springbok protestors derail Hamilton match
26 July 1928 Kiwi boxer fights for world heavyweight title
27 July 1963 Pioneer aviator George Bolt dies