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When nine-year-old Vincent Aspey persuaded his mother to buy a violin he had spotted in a second-hand shop she was dubious that he would practice, let alone come to be described as ‘synonymous with orchestral development in New Zealand’.
The first British rugby team to tour New Zealand won its first match, against Otago at the Caledonian Ground in South Dunedin. more...
Southlander Jack Hinton was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the night of 28 April 1941 at Kalamata during the evacuation from Greece. more...
Jack Hinton VCNZ Victoria Cross winnersOverview - The Battle for Crete
3 March 1960 Barry Crump's novel A good keen man published
4 March 1855 Legendary sheep rustler James Mackenzie caught
5 March 1830 Outbreak of the Girls' War at Kororāreka
6 March 1947 Debut performance of NZ Symphony Orchestra
7 March 1842 First official execution in NZ
8 March 1929 First 'talkie' draws huge crowds in Wellington
9 March 1956 Death of Opo the friendly dolphin