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New date: First Agent-General appointed

Dalziel's fascinating book The Origins of New Zealand Diplomacy has an abundance of interesting information about early government in New Zealand. We found the information about the position of Agent-General particularly interesting. 1871 First Agent-General appointed...

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2013 significant events

Identifying how an event will be historically significant can be difficult when it is initially unfolding. However, considering current events within an historical framework can be useful for understanding their potential impacts. With this in mind, we have been...

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Meeting with Simon O’Connor and Dr Sean Palmer

It is always great to hear feedback on Nation Dates and we were very fortunate to receive feedback from MP Simon O’Connor and Dr Sean Palmer, who had read Nation Dates and had some interesting comments and suggestions for our third edition. Of particular interest was...

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Nation Dates featured in New Zealand Nature

We were happy to see the second edition of Nation Dates feature in the 2013 Maruia catalogue produced by the New Zealand Nature Company. NZ Nature is a Nelson based company dedicated to providing a range of products to customers with a growing interest in...

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'Your Weekend' Review

Big thanks to Mike Crean for reviewing our Second Edition for The Press and the Dominion Post. It was a great review - and I have taken on board his comments regarding the 2011 Rugby World Cup. I actually attended the final in Auckland, and should have known better!...

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Second Edition Available Now!

We are proud to announce the publication of the second edition of Nation Dates! After receiving a lot of great feedback from those who loved the first edition, we have added 85 new significant dates, and two new chapters (Peace Support Operations and Treaty...

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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...

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School Mail Out

We recently donated a copy of Nation Dates to every public secondary and intermediate school in New Zealand – 650 copies in total. We have gratefully received some lovely thank you letters from a number of schools around New Zealand. “Many thanks for the copy of...

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North & South Nation Dates Review

Paul Little reviews Nation Dates in the March edition of North & South calling it 'hours of stimulating fun.' He also comments that 'Nation Dates is simple in concept and structure: a timeline of 440 significant events since Cook's arrival occupies most of it, but...

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Nation Dates Auckland Launch

On Thursday 24 November, the Auckland launch of Nation Dates was held at the Auckland District Law Society in Chancery St. It was a fantastic evening with Jennie Vickers and Wendy both speaking about the book, and we hope that those who attended enjoyed themselves as...

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