On this day in 1845 Hōne Heke chopped down the British flagstaff at Kororāreka (Russell) for the third and final time. Heke felt that British colonisation was having negative effects on his people and he wanted the te reo Māori version of the Treaty of Waitangi to be honoured. Ngāpuhi warriors led by Heke and his uncle Te Ruki Kawiti quickly overran the British military positions and arrangements were made to evacuate the town of all European civilians. The British ships sailed for Auckland the following day, leaving the town in control of Ngāpuhi. Illustration by Hugo Mathias Art #OnthisdayinNZhistory
Our team to play the Sunwolves Super Rugby Japan in round one of Investec Super Rugby has been named. Otere Black will run the ship from first five with Jordie Barrett (fullback), James Blackwell (lock) and Reed Prinsep (reserve loose forward) all set to make their Canes debuts. Read the full story here: https://goo.gl/l2zskf #GameTime #Canes2017
Our Toyota ambassador Dame Valerie Adams will be joining in on the fun for the 2017 Hilux New Zealand Rural Games! The weekend event is being held on The Square and features national and trans-Tasman championships for traditional sports like speed shearing and wood chopping alongside fun contests for spectators including speed milking, hay stacking and wine barrel racing. Entry to the event is free so keep an eye out for our Toyota tent and a chance to meet Dame Valerie.
BREAKING NEWS. A few precious spaces have just opened up on this year's trip to Italy (it sold out within two weeks last year!). And awesomely, Tuscany has been added to the itinerary - my favourite place in the whole of Italy. We even partake in a wee cooking class there after foraging at the local markets in Florence! Click here for all the deets: http://chelseawinter.co.nz/italywithchelsea. Be quick though. Tag anyone else you think might be keen xx
What would you add to a glass of our Colombian Espresso flavoured milk to turn it into a nicely chilled evening drink? Tell us in the comments below and go into the draw to win 3 of our larger 750mL sized bottles delivered to your doorstep.
Entries close midnight Sunday 12th March and we'll draw and contact the winner the next day. Full T&Cs here: http://on.fb.me/1QnAqC1
After The Pedigree Adoption drive and Pet Rescue" replace them" campaign" I though it would only be fair to share this amazing story to put a smile on your face for the weekend! Remember to check out www.replacethem.co.nz
Wing 303 looking very happy about graduating from police college later this week. If you're interested in becoming a cop, check out our information video https://www.newcops.co.nz/apply-now/information-video/watch #icareenough