23 September 1914
First Canterbury contingent sails on Tahiti and Athenic from Lyttelton for the war in Europe.
24 September 1881
Telephone exchange (the first in New Zealand) begins operation.
24 September 1960
Jellie Park Pool opens.
26 September 1976
Orana Park Wildlife Reserve opens.
27 September 1853
160 years since the first meeting of the Provincial Council.
More September events in the Chronology.