13 February

Killings at Pukearuhe

1869 Killings at Pukearuhe

A Ngāti Maniapoto war party sacked the redoubt at Pukearuhe (White Cliffs), northern Taranaki, killing military settlers and family members. Later that day, the missionary John Whiteley also fell victim. Read more...

Lance Cairns hits six sixes at Melbourne Cricket Ground

1983 Lance Cairns hits six sixes at Melbourne Cricket Ground

At 44/6 in reply to Australia’s 302, New Zealand was heading for an embarrassing defeat in the second final of the Benson & Hedges World Series Cup when Lance Cairns took guard with the bat dubbed ‘Excalibur’. Read more...