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    Civic and cultural buildings

    in a raupō (bulrush) hut in 1841 with a book collection especially brought from Britain. It closed ...

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    Social life, 1870–1920

    School One of the earliest facilities in country towns was the school. School grounds were normally set aside in the surveyors’ plans, and a school usually opened within the first years of settlement. In Dannevirke the schoolhouse was opened when the town ...

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    Central-government buildings

    Public buildings are those that are used by central or local government, or owned by the government on behalf of the public. Since 1840 numerous public buildings have housed the three arms of government: the executive (ministers of the Crown and their gov ...

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    Civilian memorials, 1900–1945

    Age of memorials From the beginning of the 20th century memorials of many kinds went up. They were a way for Pākehā to endow the landscape with its own history and embellish cities with statuary. Royalty The diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, and ...

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    Flags and protest

    Protest movements and flags From the 1970s protest movements began displaying flags as symbols of protest. This was particularly significant at Waitangi Day protests. Some of the flags that were used were the Kotahitanga flag (a red, white and black verti ...

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    Mail in the 20th century

    From horses to motors The post office began to use motor vehicles for transporting mail at the beginning of the 20th century. Motor lorries were initially used by the Post Office in Wellington in 1909, and by 1913 all horses had been replaced by motorised ...

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    Patterns of disability

    Although a child with intellectual disability or a blind adult with a seeing-eye dog are often the public face of disability, those with severe disabilities are a relatively small proportion of people with disability – around 12%. A more representative im ...

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    Lyttelton Harbour

    Lyttelton Town picturesquely sited on the steep sides of an extinct volcano, above the port at Lyttelton Harbour. It is 12 km south-east of Cathedral Square in central Christchurch, via the road tunnel through the Port Hills, opened in 1964. In 2013 Lytte ...

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    Development of ambulance services

    people had to either know the local ambulance station number or look it up in the telephone book, losing ...

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    Ambulance services in the 2000s

    Once seen mainly as a means of transporting patients, the ambulance service is recognised in the 2000s as the first line of medical treatment in an emergency. Ambulance staff use specialist paramedic skills and sophisticated equipment such as defibrillato ...

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