19 August 1840
French settlers land at Akaroa.
22 August 1925
Radio Broadcasting Company of N.Z. incorporated in Christchurch – the country’s first public radio company. The company became the major force in early radio, eventually owning and operating a chain of YA stations throughout the country.
24 August 1857
Evans Pass road over the Port Hills opens.
More August events in the Chronology.