28 October

He Whakaputanga signed by northern chiefs

1835 He Whakaputanga signed by northern chiefs

Thirty-four northern chiefs signed He Whakaputanga (a Declaration of Independence) at a hui called by the British Resident, James Busby. Read more...
First Labour Day celebrations

1890 First Labour Day celebrations

The first Labour Day celebrated the struggle for an eight-hour working day. Parades in the main centres were attended by several thousand trade union members and supporters. Read more...