5 March

Outbreak of the Girls' War at Kororāreka

1830 Outbreak of the Girls' War at Kororāreka

Ururoa, the brother-in-law of Hongi Hika, responded to a rival who had cursed him and his Ngāi Tawake people after a fight between young women on the beach at Kororāreka. Many were killed in the conflict that followed. Read more...

Census held after two-year delay

2013 Census held after two-year delay

New Zealand’s five-yearly census had been scheduled for 8 March 2011. But after Canterbury’s devastating February earthquake, Government Statistician Geoff Bascand and Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson announced that it would not go ahead. Read more...