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...
Thirteen shot dead at Aramoana

1990 Thirteen shot dead at Aramoana

The small seaside township of Aramoana, near Dunedin, was the scene of what was then the deadliest mass murder in New Zealand history. Read more...