Nation Dates presents a timeline of significant events that have shaped New Zealand as a nation. To learn more about the book, read the blog posts below or see here.

 


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Nation Dates Third Edition – Inviting Public Feedback

The Institute is currently working on the third edition of Nation Dates. Prior to the publication of each edition of Nation Dates, the Institute shares the events that are being considered for inclusion and invites the public to comment or suggest significant events...

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New Date: 2007 New Zealand police raids

Recently a reader contacted us, stating that our timeline is missing a significant 2007 event. We agree, and thus we have included draft text below. 2007 New Zealand police raids in Urewera On 15 October 2007 armed police carried out raids throughout the North Island,...

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New Date: Wreck of the SS Ventnor

For many New Zealanders, the story of the SS Ventnor was unknown until its discovery off the coast of Hikianga two years ago. Following this event, details have surfaced surrounding the shipwreck that place it as a significant historical event. The Institute will be...

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SATRS Conference

At the St Andrew's Trust for the Study of Religion and Society (SATRS) conference on August 1 we gave a copy of the McGuinness Institute’s Nation Dates: Significant events that have shaped the nation of New Zealand, Second Edition and EmpowerNZ’s Draft Constitution...

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New date: Council for Volunteer Service Abroad

During the McGuinness Institute's recent TalentNZ Tour, we were fortunate to meet many interesting people. Not only did we hear some great ideas about how New Zealand can build a talent-based economy, but also some great suggestions for Nation Dates - including the...

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New date: Eleanor Catton wins Man Booker Prize

Here at the Institute we were excited to hear about Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize success and we think it could potentially be a great date to include in the third edition of Nation Dates. 2013 Eleanor Catton wins Man Booker Prize Eleanor Catton becomes the...

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New dates: Education

With the launch of the Institute’s TalentNZ Initiative, education has been very much at the forefront of our thinking. The development of our education system is an important story in our history; one that has affected all New Zealanders. Listed below are some...

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New date: First Agent-General appointed

Dalziel's fascinating book The Origins of New Zealand Diplomacy has an abundance of interesting information about early government in New Zealand. We found the information about the position of Agent-General particularly interesting. 1871 First Agent-General appointed...

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2013 significant events

Identifying how an event will be historically significant can be difficult when it is initially unfolding. However, considering current events within an historical framework can be useful for understanding their potential impacts. With this in mind, we have been...

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