29 July

<em>Tasmania</em> sinks off Māhia with suitcase of jewels

1897 Tasmania sinks off Māhia with suitcase of jewels

On the afternoon of 28 July, the Huddart-Parker steamer Tasmania left Auckland for Dunedin via Napier, Wellington and Lyttelton. At around 11 p.m. the following night, with a strong south-east gale blowing, the ship struck rocks off Table Cape, Māhia Peninsula. Read more...
Police baton anti-tour protesters outside Parliament

1981 Police baton anti-tour protesters outside Parliament

Up to 2000 anti-Springbok tour protesters were confronted by police who used batons to stop them marching up Molesworth St to the home of South Africa's Consul to New Zealand. Read more...
Moana Mackey joins mother Janet in Parliament

2003 Moana Mackey joins mother Janet in Parliament

Twenty-nine-year-old Moana Mackey entered the House of Representatives as a Labour Party list MP. She joined her mother, Janet Mackey, who had been a Labour MP since 1993. They were the first mother and daughter to serve together in New Zealand’s Parliament. Read more...