1 April

TEAL becomes Air New Zealand

1965 TEAL becomes Air New Zealand

On 1 April 1965 Tasman Empire Airways Limited (TEAL), New Zealand’s international air operator, was renamed Air New Zealand Limited. Read more...

State-owned enterprises are born

1987 State-owned enterprises are born

The State-Owned Enterprises Act heralded a major overhaul of the public sector and was a key part of the strategy of economic liberalisation known as 'Rogernomics'. Read more...

Accident Compensation Corporation comes into operation

1974 Accident Compensation Corporation comes into operation

ACC was created by the Accident Compensation Act 1972, under which the state provided 24-hour, no-fault insurance for all personal injury. Read more...

Thermal insulation required in NZ homes

1978 Thermal insulation required in NZ homes

Early European-style timber frame construction was not as effective as traditional Māori methods at keeping the heat in buildings. Specified levels of thermal insulation were not required by law until 1978. Read more...

New Zealand Film Archive launched

1981 New Zealand Film Archive launched

The New Zealand Film Archive has grown considerably since it began operation in Wellington premises it shared with the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies. Read more...