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Events on this Day – 28 March

1923

The New Zealand Native Bird Protection Society was formed at a meeting in Wellington called by a local conservation advocate, Captain Ernest ‘Val’ Sanderson.

1955

Bert Sutcliffe top-scored with 11 runs as New Zealand was skittled for the lowest total in test cricket history – 26 runs. 

1983

New Zealand and Australia formally signed the Closer Economic Relations (CER) agreement, strengthening trade ties between the Tasman neighbours.

2004
Highlights of the rolling coverage of the dawn pōwhiri at Māori Television’s new offices in Newmarket, Auckland, featured in the first regular programming the following day.