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...

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,...

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...

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...