26 April

New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea

1943 New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea

Like many New Zealand merchant ships, the Union Steam Ship Company freighter Limerick undertook military missions during the Second World War, carrying munitions, food and equipment between New Zealand, Australia, North America and the Middle East. Read more...
Death of John Mulgan

1945 Death of John Mulgan

At the time of his suicide in Cairo, many New Zealanders knew little of the Christchurch-born author of Man alone Read more...
Civil unions come into effect

2005 Civil unions come into effect

Couples − heterosexual or homosexual − were now able to register their relationship as a civil union. All couples in New Zealand, whether married, in a civil union, or in a de facto partnership now had equal legal rights and obligations. Read more...