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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
Events in Wellington on and around 24 October marked the beginning of the Great Strike of 1913 – a bitter two-and-a-half-month struggle that would ultimately involve 16,000 unionists around the country. more...
'Black Tuesday' - the 1912 Waihi strikeThe 1951 waterfront disputeWilliam MasseyHistory of New Zealand, 1769-1914 The 1913 strike in Wellington
In 1880 the renowned 'backwoodsman' Sutherland had 'discovered' the waterfall that bears his name on what is now the Milford Track – New Zealand’s best-known walking track. more...
Exploring New Zealand's interior
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