3 February

Killer storm sweeps the country

1868 Killer storm sweeps the country

A 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...
Hawke's Bay earthquake strikes

1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake strikes

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