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TODAY IN HISTORY
1864, Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki
Manawatū rail link opened
Built by the privately owned Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (WMR), the line helped open the Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua and Manawatū to European settlement.
Birth of Anchor butter
From a dairy factory at Pukekura, Waikato, Henry Reynolds launched his 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.
'Summer time' reintroduced on trial basis
The trial proved popular with most New Zealanders and daylight saving of one hour between October and March was made permanent in 1975.
This Week in History
Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
First British rugby tourists take the field
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki