Events In History

  • 3 November 1886
    Birth of Anchor butter

    From a dairy factory at Pukekura, Waikato, Henry Reynolds launched Anchor butter. The brand name, allegedly inspired by a tattoo on the arm of one of his workers, would become one of this country’s best-known trademarks. Read more...

  • Main image: Pātea Port Works

    Ships from tiny Pātea once provided over half the port of Wellington’s dairy exports.