16 March

Jockey Y-fronts hit New Zealand shops

1940 Jockey Y-fronts hit New Zealand shops

‘If old-fashioned underwear makes you squirm, switch to Jockey.’ That was the pitch from clothing manufacturer Lane Walker Rudkin when it began marketing the Jockey Y-front to New Zealand men on 16 March 1940. Read more...
NZHistory website launched

1999 NZHistory website launched

NZHistory was launched by the Minister of Internal Affairs, the Honourable Jack Elder, at a function at National Archives (now Archives New Zealand) in Wellington on 16 March 1999. Read more...