3 June

University of Otago founded

1869 University of Otago founded

Governor George Bowen gave his assent to the Otago Provincial Council’s University of Otago Ordinance, enabling the establishment of New Zealand’s first university. Read more...
Colin 'Pinetree' Meads born

1936 Colin 'Pinetree' Meads born

The legendary All Black lock was a physically tough, uncompromising player. Rugby writer Lindsay Knight described Colin Meads as New Zealand's equivalent of Australia's Sir Donald Bradman or American Babe Ruth as a sporting legend. Read more...
First women enter police training

1941 First women enter police training

Calls for policewomen had been made since the 1930s, when the National Council of Women started lobbying for women officers. Read more...