31 March

Rewi's last stand?

1864 Rewi's last stand?

The last battle of the Waikato War began when the spearhead of a strong British force charged an apparently weak Māori position at Ōrākau, south-east of Te Awamutu. After two frontal assaults failed, the British besieged the pā. Read more...
Hocken Library opened at Otago Museum

1910 Hocken Library opened at Otago Museum

Thomas Hocken’s priceless legacy of historical material is the most important collection outside Crown ownership in New Zealand. Read more...
Fred Ladd flies under Auckland Harbour Bridge

1967 Fred Ladd flies under Auckland Harbour Bridge

Well-known Auckland aviator Fred Ladd illegally flew his Widgeon amphibian aircraft under the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Read more...