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  • John McKenzie

    McKenzie's early memory of evicted crofters shaped his whole life's philosophy and his land-reform work in the Liberal government of the 1890s.

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Floods devastate Southland

1984 Floods devastate Southland

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...

Governor FitzRoy arrives to investigate Wairau incident

1844 Governor FitzRoy arrives to investigate Wairau incident

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...