14 February

Māori soldiers sail to war

1915 Māori soldiers sail to war

Imperial policy initially prevented 'native peoples' fighting in a war between European powers. In February 1915, however, a 500-strong Maori Contingent left Wellington for Egypt. Read more...
Te Papa museum opens

1998 Te Papa museum opens

New Zealand’s new national museum, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, officially opened on Wellington’s waterfront after a decade of planning and construction. Read more...