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New Zealand Company settlers arrive in Nelson

1842 New Zealand Company settlers arrive in Nelson

The Fifeshire arrived in Nelson with immigrants for the New Zealand Company's first settlement in the South Island. Read more...
Correspondence School founded

1922 Correspondence School founded

Janet Mackenzie became the first teacher in what was to become the Correspondence School for Back-block Children Read more...
Trevor Chappell bowls underarm

1981 Trevor Chappell bowls underarm

Trans-Tasman sporting relations hit a new low at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when Australian captain Greg Chappell ordered his brother Trevor to bowl the final delivery of a 50-over cricket international against New Zealand underarm (along the ground). Read more...