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New Zealand in the world

Antarctica and New Zealand

From Tuati in 1839 to Edmund Hillary in the 1950s and more recent scientists, Kiwis have explored, examined and endured the frozen continent.

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New Zealand standard time

On 2 November 1868, New Zealand became the first country to regulate its time in relation to Greenwich mean time (GMT)

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New Zealand and the Cold War

The Allies victory during the Second World War saw the start of a prolonged Cold War between capitalist Western democracies and communist countries.

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New Zealand and the Cold War

The Allies victory during the Second World War saw the start of a prolonged Cold War between capitalist Western democracies and communist countries.

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New Zealand and the United Nations

New Zealand has a tradition of commitment to the concept of collective security. It was a member of the League of Nations between the world wars and was active in the establishment of the United Nations in June 1945.

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New Zealand in Samoa

The almost 50 years of NZ's administration in Samoa were tumultuous, highlighted by the tragic events of Black Saturday in 1929

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