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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
The government ordered the armed forces to begin handling cargo at the ports of Auckland and Wellington as the waterfront dispute escalated. more...
The 1951 waterfront disputeSidney HollandWalter Nash1951 - key eventsOverview - NZ and the Cold WarWar at home - New Zealand and the Cold War
21 April 1961 First Golden Shears competition
22 April 1936 Rātana and Labour seal alliance
23 April 1983 Prince William meets 'buzzy bee'
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 1806 Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England