20 February

Scotland crosses Southland in pioneering flight

1914 Scotland crosses Southland in pioneering flight

J.W.H. Scotland flew a Caudron biplane from Invercargill to Gore, completing the first cross-country flight in New Zealand. Read more...
Yvette Williams sets world long jump record

1954 Yvette Williams sets world long jump record

Eighteen months after winning the long jump at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, Williams set a new world record of 20 feet 7 1/2 inches (6.29 m) at an athletics meeting in Gisborne. Read more...