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...
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...