19 March

Honey bees brought to New Zealand

1839 Honey bees brought to New Zealand

Mary Bumby, the sister of a Methodist missionary, was probably the first to introduce honey bees to New Zealand. Read more...

Main body of Jayforce lands in Japan

1946 Main body of Jayforce lands in Japan

About 4500 New Zealand servicemen arrived as part of a 40,000-strong British Commonwealth Occupation Force to work alongside United States military forces which had occupied most of Japan. Read more...