12 April

Railway accident in South Africa kills 16 New Zealand soldiers

1902 Railway accident in South Africa kills 16 New Zealand soldiers

Sixteen members of the Eighth New Zealand Contingent were killed when their train collided with a goods train at Machavie (Machavierug), near Potchefstroom in Transvaal. Read more...
HMS <em>New Zealand</em> begins tour of nation’s ports

1913 HMS New Zealand begins tour of nation’s ports

The Royal Navy battlecruiser HMS New Zealand arrived in Wellington as part of a 10-week tour during which an estimated 500,000 New Zealanders inspected the vessel. Read more...