3 February

Killer storm sweeps the country

1868 Killer storm sweeps the country

An ex-tropical cyclone swept south across the country from Saturday 1st. By the time it moved away on Tuesday 4th, more than 40 people had died. Read more...
Deadly Hawke's Bay earthquake

1931 Deadly Hawke's Bay earthquake

When the earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck at 10.47 a.m., many buildings in central Napier and Hastings collapsed. Read more...