29 March

Skippers Bridge opened

1901 Skippers Bridge opened

At 96 m long and 91 m high, the suspension bridge over the Shotover River near Queenstown in Central Otago is one of the most spectacular bridges in New Zealand. Read more...
Nazi sabotage hoax

1942 Nazi sabotage hoax

During the Second World War convicted conman Sydney Gordon Ross duped New Zealand’s intelligence service into believing that Nazi agents were planning to carry out sabotage in New Zealand. Read more...
Evangelist Billy Graham arrives for 11-day crusade

1959 Evangelist Billy Graham arrives for 11-day crusade

In the first half of 1959 Billy Graham and his associate evangelists Leighton Ford, Grady Wilson and Joseph Blinco held crusades in New Zealand and Australia which attracted large audiences. Read more...