At the beginning of the 20th century Wellington was known as ‘the Empire City’, reflecting its strong links with Britain, and an ambitious outlook. Times were prosperous, and
Part of story: Wellington region
Security New Zealand is a small country, with an extensive coastline and a substantial sea-borne trade with countries in all parts of the world.
Part of story: Nation and government
In 2013 New Zealand was home to more than 19,000 Sikhs, a religious and ethnic community based in the Indian state of Punjab.
Part of story: Diverse religions
The early surveyors who laid out the streets for New Zealand’s four main centres were conscious of the need to provide open public spaces for future parks and gardens.
Part of story: City public spaces
Of the First World War’s many consequences for New Zealand, the human cost was the most traumatic.
Part of story: First World War
A public protest is a means for people to complain in a public way about something they think is wrong and build support to correct it.
Part of story: Public protest
The curriculum for primary and secondary schools has been revised at intervals to reflect changing social and educational priorities.
Part of story: Primary and secondary education
What are anniversaries?
Part of story: Anniversaries
Medals are awarded to members of the armed forces in recognition of service, participation in military campaigns, and acts of gallantry and bravery.