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After debuting for the New Zealand cricket team against England in 1949 John Reid went on to play another 57 tests for his country, 34 of those as captain.
A record one-day total of 84.8 mm of rain had by 9 p.m. caused extensive surface flooding in the streets of Invercargill, Riverton, Ōtautau, Tūātapere and Bluff. more...
New Zealand disasters timeline1984 - key events
Faced with demands for revenge after the deaths of 22 settlers in an incident in the Wairau Valley, Governor FitzRoy decided that the Māori had been provoked by the unreasonable actions of the Europeans. more...
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10 March 1869 New Zealand Cross created
11 March 1845 The fall of Kororāreka
12 March 1864 Arthur's Pass 'discovered'
13 March 1956 NZ's first test cricket victory
14 March 1980 Split Enz hit no.1 with 'I got you'
15 March 1944 NZ forces capture Castle Hill at Cassino
16 March 1940 Jockey Y-fronts hit NZ shops