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TODAY IN HISTORY
1864, Assault on Gate Pā
Te Kooti defeated at Ngātapa
Pursued by Māori and colonial troops to Ngātapa, an old hilltop pā inland from Poverty Bay, Te Kooti narrowly avoided capture after a three-day siege. Many of those with him were captured and executed the following day.
Hillary leads New Zealand party to South Pole
Sir Edmund Hillary’s New Zealand team became the first to reach the South Pole overland since Robert Falcon Scott in 1912, and the first to do so in motor vehicles.
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New Zealand ship torpedoed in Tasman Sea
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First British rugby tourists take the field
Assault on Gate Pā
Pai Mārire defeated at Sentry Hill, Taranaki