8 September

First Albertland settlers arrive in Auckland

1862 First Albertland settlers arrive in Auckland

The Matilda Wattenbach brought 352 Nonconformist (non-Anglican Protestant) immigrants from England. Another 315 arrived on the Hanover a week later, and six more immigrant ships had arrived by 1865. Read more...
New Zealand signs Manila Pact

1954 New Zealand signs Manila Pact

The South-East Asia Collective Defence Treaty, or Manila Pact, aimed to contain the spread of communism in the region. The South-East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) was the institutional expression of this treaty. Read more...
Sophie Pascoe wins her first medal

2008 Sophie Pascoe wins her first medal

At the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, 15-year-old Sophie Pascoe won her first medal, a silver in women's 100m butterfly S10. She went on to win three gold medals in 100m backstroke S10, 100m breaststroke SB9, and 200m individual medley SM10.  Read more...