5 February

Opening of railway from Invercargill to Bluff

1867 Opening of railway from Invercargill to Bluff

The 27-km line between Invercargill and Bluff was the third public railway in New Zealand. Southland's railway ambitions helped drive the province into bankruptcy. Read more...

First Big Day Out music festival in New Zealand

1994 First Big Day Out music festival in New Zealand

The Big Day Out, an Australian franchise based on the successful Lollapalooza model, brought alternative, hard rock, hip hop and, more recently, dance acts together in a one-day festival in Auckland. Read more...