Category Archives: NZ History

Stories from New Zealand

Christianity foundational to the Treaty

On this Waitangi Day in the 200th year since Te Harinui was first proclaimed in these islands, let us remember that the Treaty would never have been signed without the influence of Christianity. Read the Otago Daily Times, Foundations of … Continue reading

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Rev Samuel Marsden – Till time shall be no more

200 years is a momentous milestone in a nation as young as New Zealand. But that is the┬ámilestone we celebrate this year of 2014. It is two centuries since the Rev Samuel Marsden came ashore at Rangihoua in the Bay … Continue reading

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More than gold

In 1837 at Paihia in the Bay of Islands the first Maori New Testament was printed – Te Kawenata Hou. Shortly thereafter a messenger arrived at Paihia from Te Rarawa chief Nopera Panakareao. He had journeyed several days across country … Continue reading

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