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Dates with a * at the end of them are official UN days

Important dates to have marked in the diary:


1 New Year's Day (Public Holiday)

2 Day after New Year's Day (Public Holiday)

3 Day after the Day after New Year's Day (Not a Public Holiday)

17, 1979 Anti-nuclear protesters blockade and board US Submarine in Auckland harbour


5, West Papuan Day of Peace 6, 1840 Treaty of Waitangi signing (Public Holiday)

12, 1978 Raglan Golf Course protesters arrested

15, 1951 Waterfront Lock-out begins

20 World Day of Social Justice*

21 International Mother Language Day*

27, 1908 Blackball strike begins 27 International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust*


2, 1865 - Carl Sylvius Volkner, a government spy, looses his head in Opotiki.

8 International Women's Day*

14, 1996 America's Cup nearly destroyed by Maori sovereignty activist

11, 1845 Hone Heke chops down the flag pole in Kororareka for the fourth time

16, 2003 Rachel Corrie killed by Israeli bulldozer while defending Palestinian homes

17 St Patricks Day

20, 2003 Iraq Invasion

21, Autumnal Equinox 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination*

22 World Water Day*

23 World Meteorological Day*

27, 1984 Trades Hall bombing in Wellington - Ernie Abbott was killed


1, April Fools Day

2, 1916 Police raid Maungapohatu killing 2 people

2, 1864 Rewi Maniapoto at the battle of Orakau: “Ka whawhai tonu matou, ake ake ake!”

4, Daylight saving ends (clocks back one hour) 4, 1991 100,000 people take to the streets to oppose the Employment Contracts Act 4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action*

7 World Health Day*

10 Good Friday (Public Holiday)

13 Easter Monday (Public Holiday)

14, 1932 Queen St Riot

15, Don't pay your taxes day

25, ANZAC Day (Public Holiday)

23 World Book and Copyright Day*

29, 1864 Battle of Gate Pa

30, 2008 Satellite dome at Waihopai deflated by ploughshares activists


1 May Day - International Workers Day

3 World Press Freedom Day*

5, 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Hikoi reaches parliament

15, 1989 Panguna mine shut down by the Bougainville Revolutionary Army. 15 International Day of Families*

17 World Information Society Day*

20, 2002 East Timor gains independence

21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development*

22 International Day for Biological Diversity*

25, 1978 Bastion Point occupation ended by force 25-June 1 Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories*

29 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers*

31 World No-Tobacco Day*


1 Queen's Birthday (not actually her birthday, 21 April, 1926 is, not that it matters) (Public Holiday)

4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression* 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre

5 World Environment Day*

8, 1987 NZ nuclear free legislation passed

17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought*

20 World Refugee Day*

21, Winter Solstice

23 United Nations Public Service Day*

26 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and International Day in Support of Victims of Torture*

27 2005 Bristol Indymedia server siezed by police


First Saturday, International Day of Cooperatives*

4, 1868 Te Kooti escapes from prison on the Chatahm Islands.

8, 1844 Hone Heke chops down the flagpole at Kororareka for the first time.

10, 1985 Rainbow Warrior sunk by French spies

11 World Population Day*

14, 1917 14 conscientious objectors deported from Aotearoa to punishment at the front lines.

15, 1951 Waterfront lockout ends

19, 1981 The South African rugby team arrives for the infamous Springbok Tour

20, 1965 Auckland Prison Riot


6, 1945 Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

9, 1945 Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous People*

12, 1949 Geneva Conventions adopted 12 International Youth Day*

15, 1973 Vietnam War protesters fire-bomb the US consulate in Christchurch

23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition*


1, 1951 ANZUS Treaty requiring military cooperation in the pacific signed

1, Random Acts of Kindness Day

7, 1868 Titokowaru's forces repel a government attack at Te Ngutu O Te Manu

8 International Literacy Day*

14, 1975 The land march leaves the far north under the banner 'Not one more acre of Maori land'

15 International Day of Democracy*

16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer*

19, 1893 Women allowed the vote in NZ, 1st in the world

21, 1981 Protesters flour-bomb the last match of the Springbok tour by plane 21 International Day of Peace*

23, Vernal Equinox

26, Daylight saving begins (clocks forward one hour)


First Monday World Habitat Day* Second Wednesday International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction*

1 International Day for Older Persons* 1 World Vegetarian Day

4 - 10 World Space Week*

5, 2000 The final attack on the tree on Maungakiekie (One Tree Hill) 5 World Teacher's Day*

7, 2001 Invasion of Afghanistan 7, 2004 Indymedia servers in the UK siezed by the FBI

9 World Post Day*

10 World Mental Health Day*

15, 2007 State Terror Raids

16 World Food Day*

17 International Day for the Eradication of Proverty*

22, 1913 The Great Strike begins on Wellington waterfront

24 United Nations Day* 24-30 Disarmament Week*

26 Labour day commemorating the 8 hour day (Public Holiday)

27 2006, Indymedia activist Brad Will shot in Oaxaca

28, 1835 Declaration of Independence of New Zealand by the United Tribes of New Zealand


1 World Vegan Day

5, 1881 Invasion of Parihaka

5, 1605 Guy Fawkes' gunpowder plot gets foiled

6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict*

11, 1918 Armistice day, end of WW1

12, 1912 Black Tuesday – Unionist Fred Evans beaten to death by police in Waihi

14 World Diabetes Day*

16 2006 Riots in Nuku'alofa, Tonga as protesters demand democractic reforms 16 International Day of Tolerance*

18, 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Act passed into law

18, 1982 Neil Roberts dies attempting to blow up the new Police super computer in Whanganui

20 Universal Children's Day, and Africa Industrialization Day*

21 World Television Day*

25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women*

26 2004, Palm Island Uprising 26 2005 Four human rights workers kidnapped in Iraq including one New Zealander.

27 Buy Nothing Day

29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People*

30 1999 The WTO convenes in Seattle and is shut down by protesters 30 1999 Indymedia is born

Third Sunday World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims*


1 World AIDS Day* 1, 1961 West Papuan Independence Day 1, 2004 Filep Karma and Yusak Pakage arrested for raising the West Papuan Morning Star flag.

2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery*

3 International Day of Disabled Persons*

5 International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development*

7 International Civil Aviation Day*

9 International Anti-Corruption Day*

10, 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights 10 Human Rights Day*

11 International Mountain Day*

18 International Migrants Day*

19 United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation*

20 International Human Solidarity Day*

22, Summer Solstice

25, Xmas (Public Holiday)

26, Boxing Day (Public Holiday)

28, 1929 New Zealand police kill 8 peaceful protesters at a march in Western Samoa

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