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TODAY IN HISTORY
1893, 'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
New Zealand adopts decimal currency
Pounds, shillings and pence were replaced with dollars and cents − 27 million new banknotes and 165 million new coins.
sunk in Auckland
One crewmember died when French secret agents blew up the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior in Auckland Harbour.
This Week in History
'King Dick' Seddon becomes premier
First shipment of salmon and trout ova arrives
First European plough used in New Zealand
Marion du Fresne arrives in Bay of Islands
James Busby arrives in the Bay of Islands
Colonial troops invade the Urewera
Devastating landslide at Lake Taupō