Moments in New Zealand History during my lifetime

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  • I was born at Essex Hospital, Christchurch.

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    My life...so far.

  • Creation of the Treaty of Waitangi Tribunal

    Creation of the Treaty of Waitangi Tribunal
    While I was not old enough to have any memory of this event I see how important is has become for New Zealand to grow as a country. I am learning more about Maori culture and history and realise how important it is to me and that future generations understand what the Treaty stands for. Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz
  • The underarm incident

    The underarm incident
    As if we didn't need another excuse to have a crack at the Aussies. A moment that has never been forgotten and one I am sure Australians will cringe over. Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz
  • 1981 Springboks Tour

    1981 Springboks Tour
    As a sports fan so many of my childhood memories relate to sporting events. Looking back I didn't have any idea why people were protesting but now understand the courage they showed to stand up for what they believe in against such public opposition. Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz
  • Robert Muldoon calls a Snap Election

    Robert Muldoon calls a Snap Election
    Love him or hate him, Robert "Piggy" Muldoon was the first Prime Minister I can remember. He brought on his own downfall in a changing New Zealand when he called the Snap Election. Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz
  • Bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

    Bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
    The Greenpeace boat "Rainbow Warrior" was a symbol of peace and conservation. This was shattered when it was sunk by French Agents due to protest over French nuclear testing in the South Pacific. Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz
  • New Zealand becomes Nuclear Free

    New Zealand becomes Nuclear Free
    The New Zealand stands strong in the face of our international allies and refuses to allow nuclear powered vessels to enter. A policy the is one to be proud of and still stands to this day. Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz
  • All Blacks win the Rugby World Cup

    All Blacks win the Rugby World Cup
    Sadly it is still the only time we have won this most sort after prize. Will 2011 be our year again? Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz
  • Anna Paquin wins an Oscar

    Anna Paquin wins an Oscar
    Anna Paquin becomes the first New Zealaner to win an Oscar for acting. Leading to a successful career for her and starting a respect for the New Zealand film indusrty that has grown over the years. Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz
  • Death of Sir Peter Blake

    Death of Sir Peter Blake
    A New Zealander who achieved great things in my lifetime. Firstly through his yachting exploits and then through environmental causes. Someone to look up to and a life that was taken to early sadly due to the courage that he posessed. Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz
  • Civil Union becomes law

     Civil Union becomes law
    Both homosexual and hetrosexual couples can register their relationship as a civil union. Another step towards equal rights for all New Zealanders. Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz
  • The Christchurch Earthquake

    The Christchurch Earthquake
    While recovering from an a earthquake six months earlier we are devastated by a smaller 6.3 magnitude "aftershock". This time there is significant loss of life, property and infrastructure. Image courtesy of New Zealand History Online www.nzhistory.net.nz