New edition of ‘Nation Dates’ in progress

The second edition of Nation Dates is under way! We want the book to be the best reflection of our history and identity as a nation. Therefore, we are eager to hear your thoughts on other dates and events that are significant to the shaping of New Zealand.

Some of the suggestions we have already received include;

1777 – Rabbits introduced
1809 – Boyd incident
1904 – First use of the kiwi as an unofficial symbol of the nation
1944 – Annual leave introduced
2011 – Rena oil spill

Any new dates will be most welcome. We look forward to hearing from you!

Wendy McGuinness and Miriam White