Embarrassing Chapters in New Zealand History

Guess these people, places, and things in New Zealand history that the country would probably rather forget.
Based on this series by Quizmaster.
If anyone has suggestions for additions, removals or edits to this quiz, I would be happy to hear them in the comments.
I am currently working on a part 2 and an Australian one. Ideas for new questions are welcome.
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Last updated: June 18, 2020
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This treaty of 1840 was poorly translated, leading to future complications
The Treaty of Waitangi
A referendum on this cost $26 million and yielded no change
This country's largest terrestrial animal was hunted to extinction
New Zealand's colony (1920-1962) in which peaceful protests were repressed brutally
Western Samoa
This nation's rugby team was allowed to tour New Zealand amid widespread criticism and resistance
South Africa
This German internet entrepreneur and founder of the Internet Party had his home raided by 76 officers and 2 helicopters
Kim Dotcom
This explorer was the first European to sight New Zealand, but apparently he never landed
Abel Tasman
The neoliberal economic policy implemented by the Labour Party in the 1980s
A poll tax was implemented in 1881 to reduce immigration of these people
This indigenous pacifist group of people residing in the Chatham Islands were nearly eradicated by European/Māori arrivals
This Prime Minister called for a snap election while drunk, and subsequently lost
Robert Muldoon
This quintessentially Kiwi dessert may have originated in Australia
This marsupial was introduced from Australia to establish a fur trade but became the country's principal pest
European introduction of this item through trade intensified intertribal conflict leading to many Māori deaths
The price of these has risen considerably in recent decades, particularly in Auckland, making them largely unaffordable to many people
This series of conflicts from 1845 to 1872 between Māori and Europeans lead to many thousands of deaths and much land confiscation from the native Māori people
New Zealand Wars
NZ First leader criticized for his sometimes populist and xenophobic views, including that New Zealand is becoming an "Asian colony"
Winston Peters
New Zealand's first capital which gained a reputation as the "Hell Hole of the Pacific"
Tragic mosque shooting occurred in this major city in 2019, killing 51
The city above lost much infrastructure and homes from several occurrences of this natural disaster
Level 76
Jun 19, 2020
Nice job! The only answer I'd take issue with is that Abel Tasman's sighting, and non-landing, of NZ in 1642 is not considered in NZ to have been embarrassing.
Level 65
Jun 19, 2020
Thanks. I agree, the Abel Tasman one is a bit of a stretch and is probably not considered embarrassing by most New Zealanders. However, it is interesting that he never landed on a landmass which was believed by many to be part of the Southern Continent (Terra Australis) that many of these explorers were looking for. If you read about his encounters with the local Māori, my clue probably makes a bit more sense. I might alter it.