15 October

Former Governor Grey becomes Premier

1877 Former Governor Grey becomes Premier

Grey played a central role in 19th-century New Zealand politics, serving two terms as governor before entering Parliament to fight Julius Vogel's plans to abolish the provinces. He was the first of just two men who have held both positions. Read more...
New Zealand coastwatchers executed by the Japanese

1942 New Zealand coastwatchers executed by the Japanese

Seventeen New Zealand coastwatchers and five civilians captured in the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati) during the Second World War were beheaded at Betio, Tarawa. Read more...
'Anti-terror' raids in Urewera

2007 'Anti-terror' raids in Urewera

Citing the Terrorism Suppression Act, police arrested 18 people in raids linked to alleged weapons-training camps near the Bay of Plenty township of Rūātoki. Read more...