29 February

Opening of first road to Maungapōhatu

1964 Opening of first road to Maungapōhatu

A milling road provided the first vehicle access to the tiny Urewera settlement of Maungapōhatu – famous as the former home of the prophet Rua Kēnana Read more...

Intelligence tests arrive in New Zealand schools

1924 Intelligence tests arrive in New Zealand schools

Following a US study tour by Frank Milner, the rector of Waitaki Boys’ High School, the Education Department began applying the Terman Group Test of Mental Ability to all first-year post-primary school students Read more...

<em>Lord of the rings</em> wins 11 Oscars

2004 Lord of the rings wins 11 Oscars

Peter Jackson’s last film in the colossal Lord of the rings trilogy, The return of the king, won all eleven Oscars it was nominated for at the 76th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Read more...