6 March

Outbreak of the 'Girls' War' at Kororāreka

1830 Outbreak of the 'Girls' War' at Kororāreka

The so-called ‘Girls‘ War’ was fought between northern and southern Ngāpuhi at Kororāreka (now Russell). Up to 100 Māori were killed or wounded in the fighting, after which the northern alliance took control of the important settlement. Read more...
National Orchestra debuts

1947 National Orchestra debuts

Classical music lovers packed Wellington’s Town Hall for the debut performance by New Zealand’s first national orchestra. Read more...