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.
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...read more
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...read more
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!...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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 MÄori Party (16 November 2008) agreed to establish a group to consider constitutional issues, including MÄori representation. The EmpowerNZ website is launched today as part of the Sustainable Future Instituteâ€™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 18â€ to 25â€yearâ€olds, can engage with the Constitutional Advisory Panel in an informed and considered manner.read more
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...read more