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We did it!

There have been some incredibly momentous firsts in New Zealand’s history: Ernest Rutherford split the atom, Kate Sheppard led a campaign to give women the right to vote. Jean Batten flew solo from one side of the world to the other, and, on 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary, a beekeeper from Aotearoa, stood above the rest of us at the summit of Mt Everest.

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