7 September

Von Tempsky killed at Te Ngutu-o-te-manu

1868 Von Tempsky killed at Te Ngutu-o-te-manu

Gustavus von Tempsky was killed during an assault on Tītokowaru's south Taranaki pā. His exploits during the New Zealand Wars had made the Prussian soldier of fortune a folk hero for many European settlers. Read more...
New Zealand's heaviest gold nugget discovered

1909 New Zealand's heaviest gold nugget discovered

New Zealand’s heaviest gold nugget on record was found at Ross on the West Coast. Weighing 3.09 kg, the nugget was named the 'Honourable Roddy' after the minister of mines, Roderick McKenzie. Read more...
Springboks play New Zealand Maoris for first time

1921 Springboks play New Zealand Maoris for first time

A South African journalist was outraged when white spectators supported the New Zealand Maoris rugby team against the touring Springboks at Napier. Read more...