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TODAY IN HISTORY
1806, Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
First Golden Shears competition
First held at the Masterton War Memorial Stadium in 1961, the Golden Shears competition has become the iconic event for the shearing and wool-handling industry in New Zealand.
Court Theatre stages first play
It was opening night for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in Christchurch’s Provincial Council buildings.
This Week in History
Prince of Wales arrives for New Zealand tour
New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
Moehanga becomes first Māori to visit England
First British rugby tourists take the field
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki