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Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana, of Ngāti Apa and Ngā Rauru, founded the Rātana Church, which remains a major religious and political force today
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 slowness and timidity
Taranaki and Waikato wars - New Zealand WarsDuncan CameronThe 1865 campaign - war in WhanganuiHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914
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. more...
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21 April 1961 First Golden Shears competition
22 April 1936 Rātana and Labour seal alliance
23 April 1979 Blair Peach killed in London
24 April 1922 New Zealand's first poppy day
25 April 1915 NZ troops land at Gallipoli
26 April 1943 NZ ship torpedoed in Tasman
27 April 1893 Death of Premier John Ballance