9 March

Sutherland Falls climbed

1890 Sutherland Falls climbed

Young surveyor William Quill needed only basic climbing equipment, including a billhook and an alpenstock, to scale the side of the ‘great Sutherland waterfall’ which cascades for 580 m near Milford Sound. Read more...

Death of Opo the friendly dolphin

1956 Death of Opo the friendly dolphin

‘Opononi George’ or ‘Opo’ was a young female bottlenose dolphin who warmed the hearts of thousands of people at Opononi in Hokianga Harbour between June 1955 and March 1956. Read more...