15 February

First frozen meat shipment leaves New Zealand

1882 First frozen meat shipment leaves New Zealand

New Zealand’s first successful shipment of frozen meat to Britain in 1882 had a huge impact on the colony, paving the way for trade in frozen meat and dairy products that became the cornerstone of New Zealand’s 20th-century economy. Read more...

New Zealand beats England in a cricket test for the first time

1978 New Zealand beats England in a cricket test for the first time

Chasing 137 for victory in the first test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, England was bowled out for 64, with Richard Hadlee taking 6 for 26. Read more...