4 November 1876
Night cycle races held at Lancaster Park. The experiment was not a success – the gas illumination was completely inadequate.
4 November 1989
Record crowd of 60,000 at Lancaster Park to see Irish Rock Band U2.
6 November 1830
Te Rauparaha‘s war party massacres the inhabitants of Akaroa and returns to Kapiti Island.
6 November 1852
First Canterbury sitting of the Supreme Court at Lyttelton.
6 November 1918
Beginning of the influenza epidemic which was eventually to kill 466 people in Christchurch.
8 November 8 1956
Last trolley bus runs.
9 November 1933
Mrs E. R. McCombs (Lyttelton) becomes the first woman MP in New Zealand.
More November events in the Chronology.