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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is now one of the world's most celebrated festivals. It is the longest public ... Entry last updated: 15/02/19

Māori Battalion

Even though there was a Māori contingent in the First World War, the 28th Māori Battalion was only established in October 1939. Part of the 2nd New Zeala... Entry last updated: 08/02/19

Animal pests (New Zealand)

An animal becomes a pest if it begins to cause considerable economic or environmental damage. Animal pests such as stoats, possums, deer, cats and mic... Entry last updated: 31/01/19

Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on 18 July 1918, into the Madiba clan in the village of Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. He is best kn... Entry last updated: 31/01/19

Vanuatu

Vanuatu, once known as the New Hebrides, gained independence from France and Britain in 1980. The country is made up of over 80 islands in the South Pa... Entry last updated: 15/02/19
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