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Getting Started: The Colonial Administration Buys First Thermometers01/01/1861, Written by: | 0 comments
Government involvement in meteorology in New Zealand started in August 1861 when the Colonial Secretary, William Fox, instructed Provincial Superintendents to establish observatories for meteorological instruments which the Colonial office would send....
Rimutaka Rail Tragedy11/09/1880, Written by: Erick Brenstrum | 0 comments
High winds caused a tragic accident on the railway line over the Rimutaka Range between Wellington and Wairarapa on 11 September 1880. The track over the mountains had been open less than two years. It was so steep that the trains were driven...
Rugby Weather: New Zealand v South Africa in the Rain17/09/1921, Written by: Erick Brenstrum | 0 comments
On Saturday 17 September 1921, the deciding test of the first Springbok Tour was played at Wellington’s Athletic Park. New Zealand had won the first test 13-5 at Carisbrook and South Africa the second test 9-5 at Eden Park.Unfortunately, after a...
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