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Events In History


The 1920s

  • The 1920s

    The 1920s was the decade that modern New Zealand came of age. Despite political and economic uncertainty, the country shrugged off the gloom of war to embrace the Jazz Age - an era of speed, power and glamour. Explore an overview of the decade and a year-by-year breakdown of key events.

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  • Page 5 - 1922 - key eventsA selection of key New Zealand events from

Election Days

  • Election Days

    When New Zealanders go to the polls on 26 November 2011, they will continue a 158-year-old tradition of parliamentary democracy in this country. Politics may have changed beyond recognition since 1853, but the cut and thrust of the campaign trail, the power of advertising, and the drama of polling day remain as relevant as ever.

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  • Page 6 - Radio and TVElectoral advertising was transformed first by radio, and later by

Parliament's people


  • Jack, Robert

    'Hello My Dearie' became one of the first songs ever to hit the New Zealand airwaves when physics professor Robert Jack broadcast New Zealand’s first radio programme on 17 November 1921.

  • Basham, Maud Ruby

    Maud Basham, also known as Aunt Daisy, was famous as the host of a radio show focused on domesticity. Upon the success of the broadcasts, she wrote accompanying cook books, and was awarded an MBE in 1956.


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