New Zealand turned down an offer to exhibit in Paris in 1855, but from the 1860s the New Zealand government became more involved in international exhibitions.
Part of story: Exhibitions and world’s fairs
New Zealand children are said to have dressed with more freedom and informality than their British counterparts, a characteristic shared with Australian children.
Part of story: Clothes
Families have changed a lot in the last 200 years but they remain the major source of emotional and material wellbeing for children and adults.
Part of story: Families: a history
While never showcasing as many superstar athletes as the Olympics, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games have produced outstanding moments in New Zealand sport.
Part of story: Olympic and Commonwealth games