25 May

The <em>Press</em> goes to press

1861 The Press goes to press

Published from a cottage in Montreal Street, the first edition was a six-page tabloid which sold for sixpence. Read more...
Bastion Point protesters evicted

1978 Bastion Point protesters evicted

Police and army personal removed 222 people from Bastion Point, Auckland, ending an occupation that had begun in January 1977. Ngāti Whātua were protesting against the loss of land in the Ōrakei Block, which had once been declared ‘absolutely inalienable’. Read more...
Scott Dixon wins Indianapolis 500

2008 Scott Dixon wins Indianapolis 500

Dixon's victory at the Brickyard in 2008, the first Indianapolis 500 win by a New Zealander, helped him secure his second Indy Racing League championship. Read more...