Soviet Russia aimed a satellite at Venus. It hit Ashburton.
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In the early 1800s, young Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha narrowly escaped death. His legacy lives on in the haka he composed.
In WWI, fighter pilots went down with their aircraft. Could a bag of folded silk save them? In 1917, a New Zealander jumped out of a plane to find out.
An overconfident meteorologist comes up with the idea of naming storms after people—especially people he doesn’t like.
On a brief visit to Auckland, the celebrated author of Treasure Island almost didn’t make it out of the harbour.
It was the sensation of 1902—a celebrity bodybuilder toured New Zealand encouraging locals to get ripped.
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