Hinduism is the largest religion in New Zealand other than Christianity, with almost 90,000 followers in 2013.

Part of story: Diverse religions

1905–6 tour

Any lingering doubts about the place of rugby union in New Zealand were swept aside by the clamour that surrounded the All Blacks, who in late 1905 became the first national New Zealand rugby team to venture to the n

Part of story: Rugby union

Early publishing for Pākehā and Māori

Books for settlers

Part of story: Publishing

Scottish culture

Highland traditions Most Scots who came to New Zealand were Lowlanders, but they took the emblems and activities that proclaimed their identity from the Highlands. They adopted popular Highland

Part of story: Scots

Domestic violence – 21st century

In the 21st century domestic violence remains a major problem in New Zealand.

Part of story: Domestic violence

Timaru and its port

As South Canterbury’s only city and port, Timaru dominates the region.

Part of story: South Canterbury region

First Catholic missionaries

In January 1838 three French missionaries sailed into the Hokianga Harbour and began the institutional history of Catholicism in New Zealand.

Part of story: Catholic Church

Ice skating

As a recreation, ice skating has been popular in New Zealand since the 19th century. Competitive ice skating events have their origins in the 1930s.

Part of story: Ice sports

Sesquicentennial, 1990

A new mood

Part of story: Anniversaries


Socialism without doctrines

Part of story: Ideas in New Zealand

Quarantine centres and prisons

Islands near New Zealand’s main ports were useful for keeping people in isolation.

Part of story: Nearshore islands

19th-century landscape painting

Topographical painting

Part of story: Painting