19 May

Brunner, Kehu and Heaphy reach Māwhera pā

1846 Brunner, Kehu and Heaphy reach Māwhera pā

This journey was part of Thomas Brunner's epic 1846-48 exploration of the South Island. He was accompanied by Kehu of Ngāti Tūmatakōkiri, and Charles Heaphy, a draftsman and artist with the New Zealand Company. Read more...
Attempted hijacking in Fiji foiled

1987 Attempted hijacking in Fiji foiled

An attempted hijacking of an Air New Zealand Boeing 747 at Nadi airport, Fiji, was thwarted when a member of the cabin crew struck the hijacker on the head with a whisky bottle. Read more...