Timelines of significant events that have shaped the history of Aotearoa New Zealand

This website is dedicated to the McGuinness Institute’s signature book, Nation Dates: Timelines of significant events that have shaped the history of Aotearoa New Zealand

Latest edition published!

Nation Dates: Timelines of significant events that have shaped the history of Aotearoa New Zealand is the signature book of non-partisan think tank the McGuinness Institute.

Nation Dates presents timelines of significant events that have shaped Aotearoa New Zealand as a nation.

Threads link related events and illustrate patterns that have formed over time. More than just a record of the past, Nation Dates provides invaluable context for the future at a time when society is facing major questions about the way forward.

The fourth edition includes four new timelines: Political Agreements,
New Zealand Wars, Government Net Worth and COVID-19.

Purchase here for $35.00 (incl. GST).

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The 9 Domains

Nation Dates uses threads to link related events and illustrate patterns that have formed over time. Each thread belongs to one of the nine domains below.

1. Civics and governance

2. Cultural identity

3. Environment

4. Health

5. Housing

6. Income and consumption

7. Jobs and earnings

8. Knowledge and skills

9. Safety and security