Today in New Zealand History (Part 2)

New Zealand: Auckland - Christchurch - Dunedin - Maori - Tokelau - Wellington

Related Topics: New Zealand Wars

Historical Events

Events 101 - 149 of 149

1984-04-16 - 13th Boston Women's Marathon won by Lorraine Moller of NZ in 2:29:28
1985-02-04 - Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons
1985-07-10 - French agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour, New Zealand
1986-06-27 - US informs NZ it will not defend it against attack
1986-07-09 - The New Zealand parliament pass the Homosexual Law Reform Bill legalising consensual sex between men aged 16 and older
1987-06-08 - New Zealand's Labour government legislates against nuclear weapons and nuclear powered vessels in NZ. Only nation to legislate against nuclear power
1987-08-01 - In New Zealand, the Maori Language Act comes into force, making te reo Māori an official language of New Zealand; it can now be used in some legal proceedings.
1988-07-01 - In New Zealand, Bastion Point land returned to the local Maori iwi (tribe), Ngāti Whātua
1988-09-09 - US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose
The Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbourThe Rainbow Warrior sunk in Auckland harbour

1989-03-28 - New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
1989-09-19 - Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
1990-02-23 - Ian Smith 173* NZ v India, 136 balls, world record for no 9 bat
1990-06-29 - World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed, New Zealand
1990-11-13 - In Aramoana, New Zealand, Resident David Gray shoots dead 13 people, in the Aramoana Massacre.
1991-01-15 - Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
1991-02-02 - Aravinda De Silva scores 267 v NZ at Wellington
1991-05-29 - "Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand
1991-10-01 - New Zealand's Resource Management Act 1991 commences.
1992-03-21 - Pakistan scores 6-264 to overhaul NZ in exciting World Cup semi
1993-08-10 - An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale hits the South Island of New Zealand.
1994-04-26 - 1st multi-racial election in South Africa begins [3 days] Dr Nomaza Paintin in NZ is 1st black South African to vote
1995-02-13 - West Indies beat NZ by innings & 332, Courtney Walsh 13-55
1995-05-13 - New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup
1995-06-24 - Rugby World Cup: South Africa's Springboks beat New Zealand's All Blacks 15-12 to win in Johannesburg
1995-11-26 - New Zealand score 8-348 in 49 overs v India in Nagpur ODI
1996-03-11 - Chris Harris scores 130 in losing NZ side v Australia, World Cup
1997-03-03 - The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction.
1999-11-27 - The left-wing Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government with leader Helen Clark becoming the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history.
2000-01-01 - Gisbourne, New Zealand population 32,754 is first city in the world to welcome in the new millennium
2004-06-12 - A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.
2004-11-11 - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
2004-11-27 - New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
2005-04-29 - New Zealand's first civil union takes place.
2006-04-06 - NZSL (New Zealand sign language) is made an official language of New Zealand
2006-05-16 - A large earthquake (7.4 on the Richter scale) occurs near New Zealand.
2006-08-04 - Dame Silvia Cartwright steps down as the Governor-General of New Zealand and is replaced by The Honourable Anand Satyanand, who is sworn in on 23 August.
2006-11-11 - The New Zealand war memorial monument was unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army.
2007-10-15 - 17 Activists in Aotearoa New Zealand arrested in the country's first post 9/11 anti-terrorism raids across the country.
2009-07-15 - A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami.
2010-09-04 - Canterbury earthquake: a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which struck the South Island of New Zealand at 4:35 am causing widespread damage and several power outages.
2011-02-22 - An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people
2011-06-13 - Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3
2012-01-07 - Hot air balloon crashes in Carterton, New Zealand, killing 11
2012-08-06 - Mount Tongariro, New Zealand, erupts for the first time in a century
Golfer Lydia KoGolfer Lydia Ko 2012-08-26 - 15 year-old New Zealand golfer, Lydia Ko, becomes the youngest LPGA Tour event winner and the first amateur winner since 1969
2012-09-03 - New Zealand announces withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan
2013-04-17 - Same-sex marriage is legalized in New Zealand
2013-09-25 - Oracle Team USA defeats Team New Zealand 9-8 to win the America's Cup
2013-11-30 - Australia defeats New Zealand to win the Rugby League World Cup

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 152 of 152

1975-05-12 - Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1975-09-08 - Larenz Tate, American Actor
1975-12-13 - Sarah Brady, Miss Universe-New Zealand (1996)
1976-02-12 - Christian Cullen, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1976-06-25 - Marina Alofagia McCartney, Miss New Zealand Universe (1997)
1976-06-29 - Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician
1976-12-03 - Byron Kelleher, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1977-01-22 - Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1977-10-07 - Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress
1977-10-18 - Ryan Nelsen, New Zealand footballer
1977-11-28 - Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1978-03-18 - Dionne Bainbridge, Brisbane QLD Aust, NZ 200m swimmer (Olympics-96)
1978-05-29 - Adam Rickitt, British/New Zealand actor
1978-07-06 - Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby player
1978-07-12 - Claire Chitham, New Zealand actress
1978-09-05 - Chris Jack, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1978-09-21 - Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1978-11-17 - Zoë Bell, New Zealand actress
1979-03-04 - Ben Fouhy, New Zealand flatwater canoeist
1979-03-20 - Keven Mealamu, New Zealand rugby player
1979-09-26 - Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer
1979-11-20 - Maree Bowden, New Zealand netball player (Silver Ferns)
1980-02-29 - Clinton Toopi, New Zealand rugby league footballer
1980-03-14 - Ben Herring, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1980-07-22 - Scott Dixon, New Zealand racing driver
1980-07-31 - Mils Muliaina, New Zealand and Waikato rugby player
1980-11-04 - Jerry Collins, New Zealand rugby union footballer, born in Apia, Samoa
1980-12-31 - Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player
1981-01-05 - Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1981-04-02 - Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress
1981-06-18 - Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim (d. 1987)
1982-02-10 - Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
1982-03-05 - Daniel Carter, New Zealand Rugby player
1982-08-26 - David Long, New Zealand musician
1983-05-31 - Dustin Wells, New Zealand footballer
1984-02-21 - Andrew Ellis, New Zealand rugby union player
1984-04-02 - Meryl Cassie, New Zealand actress
1984-05-28 - Beth Allen, New Zealand actress
1984-06-27 - Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress
1985-02-25 - Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
1985-08-03 - Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand rugby league footballer
1986-04-20 - Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director (d. 2003)
1986-07-16 - Calum Gittins, New Zealand actor
1986-11-18 - Nic Sampson, New Zealand actor
1987-04-10 - Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano
1987-04-26 - Jessica Lee Rose, American-born New Zealand actress, famous YouTube star lonelygirl15
Actor Daniel LoganActor Daniel Logan (1987-06-06) 1987-06-06 - Daniel Logan, Auckland, New Zealand actor (Boba Fett-Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones)
1987-09-01 - Dann Hume, New Zealand musician (Evermore)
1989-09-15 - Chetan Ramlu, New Zealand musician
1990-03-24 - Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
1991-01-04 - Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
1996-11-07 - Lorde [Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor], Auckland, New Zealand Singer (Royals)

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