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piopio model t 150x150 - NZ's First Schoolbus Recreated

NZ’s First Schoolbus Recreated

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

In April 1924 New Zealand’s first motorised schoolbus service began, with the acquisition of three specially constructed Model T Fords by Piopio School, located south west of Te Kuiti in the North Island’s Waitomo district…. (read more)

baby eiffel 150x150 - The South Seas Eiffel

The South Seas Eiffel

Monday, December 21st, 2015

On this day in 1889, NZ’s very own Eiffel Tower opened for business. Only eight and a half months earlier, Gustave Eiffel had unveiled his elegant namesake as the centrepiece of the Paris Exhibition Universelle. … (read more)

This Day in NZ History: The Sea Devil

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

   October 7,1917.  Count Felix von Luckner, known as the “Sea Devil”, arrives in New Zealand for internment in our very own POW camp, Motuihe Island. As captain of the sailing ship Seeadler, he and… (read more)


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