24 January

Imperial forces invade south Taranaki

1865 Imperial forces invade south Taranaki

During what turned out to be his final campaign in New Zealand, General Cameron was apparently called 'The Lame Seagull' by a Māori opponent because of his alleged slowness and timidity Read more...

Soviet ambassador expelled

1980 Soviet ambassador expelled

The ambassador of the Soviet Union, Vsevolod Sofinsky, was ordered to leave the country within 72 hours for giving money to the pro-Soviet Socialist Unity Party. Read more...