24 January

British troops invade south Taranaki

1865 British troops invade south Taranaki

Over a thousand troops commanded by Duncan Cameron set out on what was to be the general’s final campaign in New Zealand. Read more...
Soviet ambassador expelled

1980 Soviet ambassador expelled

The New Zealand government ordered the Soviet Union‘s ambassador, Vsevolod Sofinsky, to leave the country within 72 hours after he allegedly delivered money to the pro-Soviet Socialist Unity Party. Read more...