13 November

Mount Tongariro erupts

1896 Mount Tongariro erupts

At 12.40 p.m. on 13 November 1896, Te Maari, a crater at the northern end of the Tongariro range, erupted spectacularly. It continued to erupt sporadically for nearly a year. Read more...

David Gray kills 13 at Aramoana

1990 David Gray kills 13 at Aramoana

The small seaside township of Aramoana, near Dunedin, was the scene of the deadliest mass murder in New Zealand history when David Gray went on a shooting spree that left 13 people dead. Read more...