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Events on this Day – 6 March


The so-called ‘Girls‘ War’ was fought between northern and southern Ngāpuhi hapū at Kororāreka (later Russell). Up to 100 people were killed or wounded in the fighting, after which the northern alliance took control of the important settlement.


Classical music lovers packed Wellington’s Town Hall for the debut performance by New Zealand’s first national orchestra.


For over fifty years Country calendar has introduced half an hour of rural information presented in a way that was accessible to ‘townies’