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.
The main trunk railway provided a boost to New Zealand's fledgling tourist industry, including the Chateau Tongariro, which opened in 1929. As this poster proclaims, the Chateau was 'Best reached by rail'.