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Making NZ history fun and interesting for a general audience. Includes area for students and teachers and Today in History. Twitter host
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NZHistory Oct 18
Today in History 19 Oct 1992, Fred Hollows Foundation launched in New Zealand
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NZHistory Oct 18
Today in History 19 Oct 1966, New Zealand’s day with LBJ
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NZHistory Oct 18
Today in History 18 Oct 1924, First trans-global radio transmission to London
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NZHistory Oct 15
Today in History 16 Oct 1936, Jean Batten reaches Auckland after epic solo flight
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Archives New Zealand Oct 15
1936 Jean Batten completes the first ever solo direct flight from England to New Zealand
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NZHistory Oct 15
Today in History 16 Oct 1914, Main Body of NZEF sails to war
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Auckland Museum Oct 15
On this day in 1920 an appeal was announced to the Auckland Province for funds to erect a war memorial now known as Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira!
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Ministry for Culture and Heritage Oct 14
The biggest timeline of significant events in the history of te reo Māori is now available online, providing milestones on the revitalisation of the language. The 200 entries are part of Te Mana o te reo Māori web story @
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Ministry for Culture and Heritage Oct 14
24 biographies of key people and organisations who played a part in the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori from the mid-1970s to the 1990s have been published today as part of Te Tai Treaty Settlements stories.
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NZHistory Oct 14
Today in History 15 Oct 1942, New Zealand coastwatchers executed by the Japanese
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NZHistory Oct 13
Here's our memorial register entry for it:
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NZHistory Oct 13
Today in History 14 Oct 1979, 'Mr Asia' found murdered
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NZHistory Oct 13
Today in History 14 Oct 1892, Suzanne Aubert appointed Mother Superior
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NZHistory Oct 12
Replying to @NLNZ
Reckon that badge must be Lyttelton Marching Band: - is that him sitting down front left, sans medals?
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NZHistory Oct 12
Today in History 13 Oct 1975, Whina Cooper leads land march to Parliament
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NZHistory Oct 11
Today in History 12 Oct 1918, Niagara's arrival blamed for flu pandemic
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NZHistory Oct 11
Today in History 12 Oct 1917, New Zealand's ‘blackest day’ at Passchendaele
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NZHistory Oct 8
Today in History 9 Oct 1967, First day of ten o'clock closing
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NZHistory Oct 1
Today in History 2 Oct 1986, 'Slice of Heaven' hits no. 1
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NZHistory Oct 1
Today in History 2 Oct 1941, New Zealand pilot saves Scottish village
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