New Zealand History

The Classroom

Resources for teachers and students, including our most recent Classroom conversation.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1960 New Zealand's first official TV broadcast

Broadcast from Shortland St in central Auckland, New Zealand’s first official television transmission began at 7.30 p.m.

KIWI OF THE WEEK

Tohu Kākahi

22 Jan 1828 - 4 Feb 1907

The prophet Tohu Kākahi of Te Āti Awa helped led the peaceful resistance movement at Parihaka. He was arrested by Armed Constabulary in 1881 and held without trial until 1883.

New Zealand and the First World War

New Zealand and the First World War

The First World War had a seismic impact on New Zealand, reshaping the country's perception of itself and its place in the world.

Women's Suffrage Petition

Suffrage Petition

The 1893 Women's suffrage petition — signed by more than 25,000 women, about a fifth of the enture adult European female population — helped pave the way for the passage of New Zealand's world-leading Electoral Act in September 1893.

See the digitised version of the petition

Memorials Register

Memorials Register

Find exact locations and further information for more than 900 memorials throughout New Zealand.

Explore the memorials