29 October

SS <em>Wairarapa</em> wrecked on Great Barrier Island

1894 SS Wairarapa wrecked on Great Barrier Island

It remains the third deadliest shipwreck ever in New Zealand waters: 121 lives were lost when the steamer Wairarapa struck Miners Head, on the northern tip of Great Barrier Island, 90 km north-east of Auckland. Read more...
Women can stand for Parliament

1919 Women can stand for Parliament

The passing of the Women’s Parliamentary Act enabled women to stand for election to the House of Representatives, 26 years after winning the right to vote. Read more...
Forgotten silver film hoax screened

1995 Forgotten silver film hoax screened

Peter Jackson and Costa Botes' documentary about Colin McKenzie, a forgotten hero of early New Zealand movie-making, was later revealed as the biggest Kiwi film hoax of the century. Read more...