24 February

End of the battle of Langverwacht Hill

1902 End of the battle of Langverwacht Hill

Twenty-four New Zealanders were killed in this battle during the South African (Boer) War. A total of 230 New Zealanders died while serving in New Zealand's first overseas war. Read more...

Last detachment of imperial forces leaves New Zealand

1870 Last detachment of imperial forces leaves New Zealand

The final detachment of the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment departed from New Zealand, leaving the Armed Constabulary (formed in 1867) responsible for the colony's internal defence. Read more...