New Zealand philosophers, like their colleagues around the world, grapple with questions such as these: Can we trust knowledge? Is art useful? What is right or wrong? How do we know what is real?

Part of story: Philosophy

Asia in New Zealand

A push for greater understanding

Part of story: Asia and New Zealand

People and culture


Part of story: French

Families and friends of those who die often find it difficult to understand why an individual ended his or her life.

Part of story: Suicide

Creative life

Visual arts and crafts

Part of story: Northland region

Thematic structure


Part of story: Te Ara – a history

Culture and heritage since 1940

Writing about the region

Part of story: Manawatū and Horowhenua region


Russia was formerly one country of many incorporated in Tsarist Russia and then the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR, 1922–1991). The USSR, or Soviet Union, broke up in 1991.

Part of story: Russians, Ukrainians and Baltic peoples

Leaving Italy

Conditions in Italy For about 100 years from the 1870s, the emigration of the Italian people was one of the greatest movements from a single country in modern history.

Part of story: Italians

Museums in New Zealand culture

Modern museums are a product of the late 18th and early 19th centuries when buildings were first set aside for collecting and displaying artefacts to the public on a mass scale.

Part of story: Museums

‘Where Britain goes, we go’

That New Zealanders still thought of themselves as British became evident once the Great War of 1914–18 was over. Peace brought regulations restricting non-European immigrants,

Part of story: The New Zealanders

South Pacific peoples

For Pacific Islanders who want to enjoy the benefits of moving to a more sizeable country, New Zealand is often the nearest, and the choice of many.

Part of story: South Pacific peoples