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Te Rauparaha was a Ngati Toa chief and warrior. Sometimes called the 'Napoleon of the Southern Hemisphere', he ruled the lower end of the North Island from his base at Kapiti Island for the best part of 20 years
During what turned out to be his final campaign in New Zealand, General Cameron was apparently called 'The Lame Seagull' by a Maori opponent because of his slowness and timidity more...
Taranaki and Waikato wars - New Zealand WarsDuncan CameronThe 1865 campaign - war in Whanganui
The Soviet Union ambassador Vsevolod Sofinsky was ordered to leave the country within 72 hours for donating to the pro-Soviet Socialist Unity Party. more...
Last decade - NZ and the Cold WarWar at home - New Zealand and the Cold War
17 June 1843 The Wairau incident
18 June 1895 Minnie Dean goes on trial
19 June 1940 Niagara sunk by German mines off Northland
20 June 1987 All Blacks win the first World Cup
21 June 1964 The Beatles land in NZ
22 June 1954 Parker-Hulme murder in Christchurch
23 June 1973 World court condemns French nuclear tests