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TODAY IN HISTORY
1864, Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki
New Zealand Cross created
This medal was created because members of New Zealand's colonial forces were not eligible for the Victoria Cross. Only 23 were awarded, making it one of the world‘s rarest military honours in the world.
Auckland Warriors debut
The Auckland Warriors played their first match in the New South Wales Rugby League’s expanded Winfield Cup competition.
This Week in History
Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
First British rugby tourists take the field
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki