10 July

NZ adopts decimal currency

1967 NZ adopts decimal currency

Pounds, shillings and pence were replaced with dollars and cents − 27 million new banknotes and 165 million new coins. Read more...

<em>Rainbow Warrior</em> sunk in Auckland harbour

1985 Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour

The Greenpeace ship, which was protesting against French nuclear testing, was torn apart by two bombs planted by French secret agents. A Portuguese crew member was killed. Read more...