10 January

Catholic missionaries arrive at Hokianga

1838 Catholic missionaries arrive at Hokianga

French Bishop Jean Baptiste François Pompallier arrived at Hokianga. His party celebrated their first mass three days later. Read more...

Pioneer aviators vanish over the Tasman

1928 Pioneer aviators vanish over the Tasman

New Zealanders George Hood and John Moncrieff disappeared during a ‘gallant if somewhat ill-organised attempt’ to complete the first flight across the Tasman Sea. Read more...