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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Meeting with Simon O’Connor and Dr Sean Palmer

It is always great to hear feedback on Nation Dates and we were very fortunate to receive feedback from MP Simon O’Connor and Dr Sean Palmer, who had read Nation Dates and had some interesting comments and suggestions for our third edition. Of particular interest was...

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Nation Dates featured in New Zealand Nature

We were happy to see the second edition of Nation Dates feature in the 2013 Maruia catalogue produced by the New Zealand Nature Company. NZ Nature is a Nelson based company dedicated to providing a range of products to customers with a growing interest in...

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‘Your Weekend’ Review

Big thanks to Mike Crean for reviewing our Second Edition for The Press and the Dominion Post. It was a great review - and I have taken on board his comments regarding the 2011 Rugby World Cup. I actually attended the final in Auckland, and should have known better!...

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Second Edition Available Now!

We are proud to announce the publication of the second edition of Nation Dates! After receiving a lot of great feedback from those who loved the first edition, we have added 85 new significant dates, and two new chapters (Peace Support Operations and Treaty...

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New edition of ‘Nation Dates’ in progress

The second edition of Nation Dates is under way! We want the book to be the best reflection of our history and identity as a nation. Therefore, we are eager to hear your thoughts on other dates and events that are significant to the shaping of New Zealand. Some of the...

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School Mail Out

We recently donated a copy of Nation Dates to every public secondary and intermediate school in New Zealand – 650 copies in total. We have gratefully received some lovely thank you letters from a number of schools around New Zealand. “Many thanks for the copy of...

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North & South Nation Dates Review

Paul Little reviews Nation Dates in the March edition of North & South calling it 'hours of stimulating fun.' He also comments that 'Nation Dates is simple in concept and structure: a timeline of 440 significant events since Cook's arrival occupies most of it, but...

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Nation Dates Auckland Launch

On Thursday 24 November, the Auckland launch of Nation Dates was held at the Auckland District Law Society in Chancery St. It was a fantastic evening with Jennie Vickers and Wendy both speaking about the book, and we hope that those who attended enjoyed themselves as...

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Sustainable Future Institute launches EmpowerNZ

www.EmpowerNZ.co.nz Project Launch

Nation Dates informs the research for our latest project, Project Constitutional Review. Chapter 9 of Nation Dates discusses the current constitutional review and thread 2 on pages 144 – 146 tracks constitutional developments throughout the history of our nation.

Today is three years since the Relationship and Confidence and Supply Agreement between the National Party and the Māori Party (16 November 2008) agreed to establish a group to consider constitutional issues, including Māori representation. The EmpowerNZ website is launched today as part of the Sustainable Future Institute’sProject Constitutional Review. This website aims to create awareness and spark discussion around the current constitutional review so that all New Zealanders, and in particular 18‐ to 25‐year‐olds, can engage with the Constitutional Advisory Panel in an informed and considered manner.

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Feedback

We now have a new 'feedback' tab on this website. This is where you can go to give us your thoughts and reflections on Nation Dates and contribute to future editions. In the back of the book you will see there is a space to jot down dates you feel are missing, our...

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