5 October

Maungatapu murderers hanged in Nelson

1866 Maungatapu murderers hanged in Nelson

Burgess, Kelly and Levy were hanged. Joseph Sullivan, the fourth member of the 'Burgess gang', received a life sentence after turning Queen's evidence and helping convict his co-accused. Read more...
Shipwrecked <em>Rena</em> spills oil into Bay of Plenty

2011 Shipwrecked Rena spills oil into Bay of Plenty

The German-built Rena was the largest ship ever wrecked in New Zealand waters; although no lives were lost, in financial terms it was our costliest-ever shipwreck. Read more...