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Events on this Day – 11 March


After hundreds of Ngāpuhi fighters led by Kawiti and Hōne Heke attacked Kororāreka (Russell), most of its inhabitants were evacuated by sea. The flagstaff on nearby Maiki Hill was cut down for the fourth and last time.


Forty delegates from six regional associations met in Dunedin to adopt a constitution and elect the first officeholders in the new organisation.