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Events on this Day – 7 May


A devastating landslide obliterated the Ngāti Tūwharetoa village of Te Rapa on the south-west shore of Lake Taupō.


Sewell held the position for just 14 days before being replaced by his provincialist rival William Fox, whose ministry lasted just over a week.


A meeting in Dunedin presided over by the mayor unanimously called for a ban on further Chinese immigrants.