History of immigration

Moving to another country is a big decision, especially when it means a long and dangerous journey.

Part of story: History of immigration

Immigration history

Relatively small numbers of Austrians, Czechs, Slovaks, Slovenes and people from the Balkans (Romanians, Bulgarians and Albanians) have settled in New Zealand.

Part of story: Central and South-eastern Europeans

Immigration history

First arrivals

Part of story: Latin Americans


Sri Lanka’s history

Part of story: Sri Lankans

History of market gardening

First market gardens Māori had extensive gardens in New Zealand and became the first commercial growers of vegetables. They traded potatoes

Part of story: Market gardens and production nurseries

Balance of payment crises

Part of story: Balance of payments

History of pets in New Zealand

Useful animals

Part of story: Pets

History and migration

Who are the Samoans?

Part of story: Samoans

History and conservation

Māori fishing In spring, Māori caught whitebait moving upstream, using nets and groynes formed in the gravel of river banks. They also caught adult īnanga in nets as the fish moved downstream

Part of story: Whitebait and whitebaiting

New Zealand’s centennial

Part of story: History and historians

The people of New Zealand

How many New Zealanders are there?

Part of story: Society