26 January

Governor FitzRoy arrives to investigate Wairau incident

1844 Governor FitzRoy arrives to investigate Wairau incident

Faced with demands for revenge after 22 settlers were killed in an incident in the Wairau Valley, Governor Robert FitzRoy decided that the Māori had been provoked by the unreasonable actions of the Europeans. Read more...

Floods devastate Southland

1984 Floods devastate Southland

A record one-day total of up to 84.8 mm of rain caused extensive surface flooding in the streets of Invercargill, Riverton, Ōtautau, Tūātapere and Bluff. Read more...