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Michael Joseph Savage, New Zealand’s first Labour PM, was probably also it's best-loved. His avuncular image hung in the homes of the Labour faithful for decades.
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...
2 December 1917 'Six o'clock swill' begins
3 December 1863 Land confiscation law passed
4 December 1966 Radio Hauraki rules the waves
5 December 1890 First 'one man one vote' election
6 December 1935 First Labour government takes office
7 December 1963 Bassett Road machine-gun murders
8 December 1942 Fire at Seacliff Mental Hospital kills 37