8 February

Turkish ambush kills New Zealand seaman

1915 Turkish ambush kills New Zealand seaman

Able Seaman William Edward Knowles became one of the first New Zealanders to die in the First World War as a result of enemy action. Read more...
First fatal accident on a scheduled air service in New Zealand

1931 First fatal accident on a scheduled air service in New Zealand

All three people on board a Dominion Airlines Desoutter died when it crashed near Wairoa in northern Hawke’s Bay. Read more...