11 December

Parliament library escapes fire

1907 Parliament library escapes fire

The country narrowly avoided a great library bonfire in 1907, when fire swept through Parliament Buildings in Wellington. Read more...

Statute of Westminster passed

1931 Statute of Westminster passed

The British Parliament passed the Statute of Westminster, confirming the complete autonomy of its six Dominions. Australia and New Zealand held back from adopting this status, but in 1947 New Zealand became the last of the Dominions to do so. Read more...