Tsunamis have been a danger in New Zealand as long as people have lived there.
Part of story: Tsunamis
Penguins probably evolved about 50 million years ago, and New Zealand has yielded clues to their origins.
Part of story: Penguins
Part of story: National anthems
Introduced to New Zealand in 1960, television has been a hugely important medium through which New Zealanders have received news and information, watched imported programmes and accessed local content.
Part of story: Television
New Zealand became increasingly involved in developing and applying international law as the country took a more prominent place on the international stage.
Part of story: International law
New Zealand’s human history is relatively short: it was the last habitable land mass in the world to be discovered, by the ancestors of Māori, probably in the late 13th century.
Part of story: History
Māori use The early Māori were gardeners. They brought crops from the Pacific, and learnt to grow a few native ones. Rengarenga lily (Arthropodium cirratum) was grown for its
Part of story: Horticultural use of native plants
Stone fruit, also known as summerfruit, are apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches and plums. They are all members of the prunus genus of trees and shrubs.
Part of story: Stone fruit and the summerfruit industry
Early searches Before the 1900s, searches were carried out when ships were wrecked, but people who got lost in the back country were often never rescued, or were found only by chance.