10 May

NZ's first woman barrister and solicitor appointed

1897 NZ's first woman barrister and solicitor appointed

Following the passage of the Female Law Practitioners Act 1896, Ethel Benjamin became the first woman to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand. Read more...
Death of William Massey

1925 Death of William Massey

A gruff Ulsterman from South Auckland, William Ferguson Massey, or ‘Farmer Bill’ as he was known to many, is our second-longest-serving prime minister Read more...
All-white All Blacks leave for South Africa

1960 All-white All Blacks leave for South Africa

Despite protests, the controversial rugby tour went ahead. The issue of sporting ties with South Africa would eventually split the country in 1981. Read more...