18 February

New Zealand's last execution

1957 New Zealand's last execution

Walter Bolton, a 68-year-old Whanganui farmer, became the last person executed in New Zealand. Read more...
'Queen of Crime' Ngaio Marsh dies

1982 'Queen of Crime' Ngaio Marsh dies

Ngaio Marsh, one of the 'Queens of Crime' in the 1920s and 1930s, died just weeks after submitting her 32nd detective novel, Light thickens, to her publishers. She was also an artist, playwright, actor and director. Read more...