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NZHistory Feb 21
Just launched: Encounters. Discover stories of encounter between two great voyaging traditions, Polynesian and European, which led to the formation of a new nation.
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NZHistory Feb 21
Today in History 22 Feb 1902, Kelburn cable car opens (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-135995-F)
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NZHistory Feb 21
Today in History 22 Feb 2011, Christchurch earthquake kills 185 (Image: © Gillian Needham)
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NZHistory Feb 20
Today in History 21 Feb 1879, 34 killed in Kaitangata mining disaster (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, PAColl-6338-03)
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NZHistory Feb 19
Today in History 20 Feb 1954, Yvette Williams sets world long jump record
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NZHistory Feb 19
Today in History 20 Feb 1914, Scotland crosses Southland in pioneering flight (Image ref: Te Papa, B.012165)
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WW100 New Zealand Feb 18
From most parts of the peninsula, a simple 18.2m high obelisk can be seen on the summit of Chunuk Bair. Find out why New Zealand built this memorial in the 1920s at
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NZHistory Feb 18
Today in History 19 Feb 1938, Kopuawhara flood kills 21 (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, PAColl-4431-01)
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NZHistory Feb 17
Today in History 18 Feb 1957, New Zealand's last execution (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, Eph-D-NEWSPAPER-NZ-TRUTH-1956-01)
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Axe & Pistol Feb 16
Captain Cook sails again. Great alt history walking theatre experience with . Part of Tuia Encounters 250 . Highly recommend.
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NZHistory Feb 16
Today in History 17 Feb 1873, 'The Russians are coming!' - vintage Fake News Image: David Mitchell Luckie (Alexander Turnbull Library, PA2-2596)
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NZHistory Feb 16
Yesterday in History 16 Feb 1986, Sinking of the Mikhail Lermontov (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, EP/1989/1713/4)
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NZHistory Feb 16
Yesterday in History 16 Feb 1770, James Cook sights Banks 'Island' (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, PUBL-0037-25)
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NZHistory Feb 14
Today in History 15 Feb 1978, New Zealand beats England in a cricket test for the first time
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NZHistory Feb 14
Today in History 15 Feb 1882, First frozen meat shipment leaves New Zealand (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, Eph-F-MEAT-Gear-018)
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NZHistory Feb 13
Today in History 14 Feb 1915, Māori soldiers sail to war (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-091150-F
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NZHistory Feb 12
This Te Tai video about Ngāti Awa kids learning their history gives me goosebumps: Learn more about this groundbreaking project at:
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NZHistory Feb 12
Today in History 13 Feb 1983, Lance Cairns hits six sixes at Melbourne Cricket Ground
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NZHistory Feb 12
Today in History 13 Feb 1974, New Zealand soldier's brave sacrifice
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NZHistory Feb 12
Today in History 13 Feb 1869, Killings at Pukearuhe (Image: Alexander Turnbull Library, PA2-2209)
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