5 September

Prime minister declares New Zealand’s support for Britain

1939 Prime minister declares New Zealand’s support for Britain

When New Zealand declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939, Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage was recovering from an operation for colon cancer. Acting Prime Minister Peter Fraser issued a statement in his place. Read more...
<em>An Angel at My Table</em> screens at Venice Film Festival

1990 An Angel at My Table screens at Venice Film Festival

Based on the autobiographies of Janet Frame, An Angel at My Table achieved cinematic release in 35 countries and won multiple awards, including a Grand Special Jury prize in Venice. Read more...