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Guns and Glory

01 February 2015

Your local school may have once had its very own German machine gun. Soon after World War One, more than 1500 captured machine guns were shipped to New Zealand and shared around as prizes. While bigger weapons went to the cities and towns, many... read more


13 November 2009

Taranaki's dairy industry has been garnering high praise for more than a century and one of its first leading lights was the Chinese entrepreneur Chew Chong. This handsome silver trophy, awarded for the best half ton (500 kilograms) of export butter... read more

Cleghorn Cup

13 November 2009

On 1 April 1921 a tragedy unfolded off the coast of Oaonui when a boat containing five Maori fishermen overturned in heavy seas.  One managed to swim ashore and raise the alarm at which point George Maxwell Cleghorn, a powerful swimmer from nearby... read more