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Flavour of New Zealand

NZ popular culture 1960 onward

It happened then

Some key events in New Zealand since 1960.

The Towai tied up at Nelson and ended the nightly cargo and mail service between Wellington and Nelson. 3

Mt Ruapehu erupted and the ensuing lahar destroyed Dome Hut and damaged the Staircase Kiosk. 3

The first man landed on the moon. It was live on radio and film was flown by RNZAF Canberra from Sydney for showing on television less than six hours after the event. 3

The Status of Children Act removed some of the distinction between the rights of those born in wedlock and those who had been called 'illegitimate'. 3

The mall had come to Wellington with the opening of Cuba Mall and the bucket fountain was erected. 3

3  from the forthcoming Day by Day in New Zealand History by Jim Sullivan