13 August

Death of David Lange

2005 Death of David Lange

David Lange was New Zealand's youngest prime minister of the 20th century. Renowned for his sharp wit and oratory, he led the fourth Labour government from 1984 to 1989. Read more...
First fatal casualty of the Great War

1914 First fatal casualty of the Great War

Sapper Robert Arthur Hislop was guarding Parnell railway bridge in Auckland when he accidentally fell, dying from his injuries six days later. It would take a century, however, for Hislop to be officially recognised as the first New Zealand casualty of the Great War. Read more...