23 January

Massive earthquake hits southern North Island

1855 Massive earthquake hits southern North Island

The magnitude 8.2 earthquake has had a profound impact on the development of Wellington city. Read more...

Disastrous centennial yacht race begins

1951 Disastrous centennial yacht race begins

Twenty yachts left Wellington for Lyttelton in a race to celebrate Canterbury's centenary. The fleet ran into a severe southerly storm and only one yacht officially finished the race. Two others were lost, along with their 10 crew. members Read more...