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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.
A magnitude 8.2 earthquake lifted the southern end of the Rimutaka Range by 6 m. Land raised from the harbour now forms part of Wellington's CBD. more...
New Zealand disasters timeline
Twenty yachts left Wellington bound for Lyttelton in a race to celebrate Canterbury's centenary. Following a severe southerly storm only one yacht officially finished the race. Two others were lost along with their 10 crew members
New Zealand disasters timelineWellington-Lyttelton yacht race tragedy1951 - key events
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