20 October

Equal Pay Act passed into law

1972 Equal Pay Act passed into law

The legislation aimed to end the gender pay gap in the private sector, following earlier legislation which addressed the pay gap for the public service. Read more...
'Black Tuesday' share-market crash

1987 'Black Tuesday' share-market crash

Billions of dollars were wiped off the value of New Zealand shares in the weeks following 20 October, as the shockwaves of a sharp drop in New York’s Wall Street stockmarket rippled around the world. Read more...