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Some Wikipedians have formed a WikiProject to better organise information in articles related to New Zealand. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please enquire on the talk page.

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WikiProject New Zealand


This WikiProject covers all subjects closely related to New Zealand, including its history, geography, people, biodiversity, and many other topics.

As of 19 June 2024, there are 55,599 articles within the scope of WikiProject New Zealand, of which 80 are featured and 319 are good articles. This makes up 0.81% of the articles on Wikipedia, 0.73% of all featured articles and lists, and 0.8% of all good articles. Including non-article pages, such as talk pages, redirects, categories, etcetera, there are 152,732 pages in the project.

Related projects and sub-projects[edit]

Closely related projects and sub-projects include:

Projects with some geographical overlap include:

Project guidelines[edit]

Members and meetups[edit]

Add your name to the list at Wikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand/Members

Member identification[edit]

Members of WikiProject New Zealand should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject New Zealand participants.

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New editors[edit]

For welcoming users who have contributed to New Zealand articles, add {{subst:welcome-nz}} ~~~~ to the user's talk page.

For other New Zealand user templates see Category:New Zealand user templates.

Article alerts[edit]

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Articles for deletion

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Requested articles[edit]

If you create an article and it meets the criteria, please consider nominating it at Did you know.

Specific articles[edit]

Requests for New Zealand related articles can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand/Requested articles. Please add any articles you would like created, or believe are missing to the list there.

Pages containing numerous red links requiring articles[edit]

NZ biographies[edit]

Many New Zealand biographies are yet to be written, including for many people who have an entry in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. The Women in Red project which supports the creation of biographies about women, has developed a Wikidata list of red linked women from New Zealand based on articles in other language versions of Wikipedia. Please note the guideline for notability of New Zealand people.

Requested images[edit]

If an article needs an image add {{Image requested|in=New Zealand}} to the articles' talk page.

Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in New Zealand lists all pages for which an image has been requested. Suitable historic photos may be found on the website of the National Library; please follow these instructions.

Pages needing work[edit]

  • Culture of New Zealand this high importance article needs work - please jump into the talk page with thoughts / anaylsis
  • New Zealand Indoor Bowls Base of article is there, needs some grammatical issues fixed and any other helful edits please
  • Women's suffrage in New Zealand – this has a very negative spin on it towards NZ, maybe less about the fact NZ was not the first 'independent' nation to give woman the vote (according to the article) and more on the actual movement?
  • Crown Fibre Holdings
  • British Empire – very little mention of New Zealand in here
  • NZX – needs much expansion
  • Rakino Island – Needs cleaning up and referencing
  • ANZAC Day – Needs to have more NZ related information – biased towards AUS.
  • Socialist Unity Party of New Zealand – add few edits in last 2 years and needs references.
  • Refugees in New Zealand – needs expanding
  • European New Zealanders – needs urgent expanding.
  • Aotearoa Music Awards – 'Tui_award_winners_YEAR' page slowly being deleted, information needs moving to 'YEAR in New Zealand' pages and formatting.
  • Rūnanga – a major concept in Māori politics and culture. Currently a stub.
  • Professor and Reader (academic rank) need work.
    • Some of the stuff doesn't describe the situation in NZ very well IMHO. For example, Professor used to suggest that NZ universities use Reader not Associate Professor. I don't know which universities use Reader instead of Associate Professor but I know UoA doesn't and from a quick Google; Massey, Waikato, Victoria, Otago and Canterbury all use Associate Professor so I fixed the article to say most NZ universities use AP. The reader article doesn't really describe this well and I haven't fixed it. 00:49, 6 February 2007 (UTC)[reply]
    • I believe the University of NZ used to use the British system but as time goes on more academics are using the American system. In the 1990s Lincoln University allowed its lecturers to choose.
      • That wouldn't make sense in general, as a Professor is a much higher rank in New Zealand than it is in the US, if lecturers could simply "choose" to be full professors (skipping senior lecturer and associate professor ranks) it would be too confusing. No university I know of does that.CoronaryKea (talk) 10:47, 14 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
      IP presumably means they allowed them to choose between the British or American systems, i.e. "reader" or "associate professor", etc. Furius (talk) 22:20, 20 March 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  • Clint Brown – needs expanding – career details added
  • New Zealand local elections, 2004 – only 4 regions done in detail
  • New Zealand local elections, 2007 – I have just added the region but only 4 done Whakaoriori (talk) 11:58, 31 July 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Current general and Māori electorates linked from New Zealand electorates require details of population centres and history as most are section stubs
  • Lance Adams-Schneider – Needs expansion, focusing on his stint as NZ ambassador to the US
  • Parliaments of New Zealand – i.e. 3rd Parliament of New Zealand, 4th etc. – needs detail of Members, maybe going through other articles most of the information could be scraped together. Also early General elections (i.e. New Zealand general election, 1884.
  • HMNZS Kiama – the section on her 24 years in the RNZN is almost entirely unreferenced, and is a bit sparse given the length of service (1952–1976).
  • Alcohol in New Zealand – needs expanding. I've taken a fair bit of material from other more complete pages, but needs more work.
  • Tertiary education in New Zealand – I created this article by copying a whole lot of material from elsewhere. Needs more citations! Help would be appreciated! Ballofstring (talk) 00:51, 23 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]
  • Brian Lochore – article on one of NZ's most prominent sportsmen is only slightly longer than stub length.
  • Lyttelton, New Zealand - Article is messy, hard to read. Needs work as of 22/04/2020.--Violetnights (talk) 09:41, 22 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  • RBNZ - Needs much expansion
  • Skiing in New Zealand - Article is very high level with no discussion on the history of skiing within New Zealand
  • Sheep shearing relates almost entirely to Australia. Some NZ content would be welcome.


Stub categories

more items may be found in:

and its subtypes

(Note that stub templates and categories are organised by Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting – new stub types should not be created without first being proposed and debated at WP:WSS/P). A list of existing New Zealand stubs can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types/New Zealand.)


Year in New Zealand[edit]

The article (see Category:Years in New Zealand) have quite a few updates needed. Please add suggestions below and mark which years complete or cross them off when done.

The categories for each year need to be populated with things other than election results and cricket.

Big items.

  • Reference everything – even though it links to another article which is referenced.
  • Finish adding population section (between 1858 and 1926) (in progress – user:dramatic)
  • There are still some gaps in the incumbents section between 1907 and 1927
  • Fill out sports sections:
    • Remove competitions which didn't exist – or remove listings devoid of actual info completely.
    • Olympics and commonwealth/Empire – only in games years.
    • Rugby, Summarize All Black series, National championship results, Ranfurly Shield etc.
    • Cricket Same.
    • Golf – NZ Open, NZPGA
    • Horse racing – major races
    • Rugby league
    • netball
    • Soccer : Chatham cup now completed. Provincial league winners from 1891 – 1968 completed. Internationals complete from 1900-1960's
    • Basketball (post 1970)


  • Tui Awards History
  • Tui removed prior to 1999
  • APRA award inserted for appropriate years
  • RIANZ award inserted from 1978 to 1998
  • RIANZ winner inserted
  • No award existed for 1977
  • RATA award inserted for 1973 to 1976
  • RATA award winner inserted
  • Loxene Gold disc award from 1965 to 1972
  • Loxene winner inserted
  • ARIA award removed (ARIA is an AUSTRALIAN music award
  • Triple J content removed from every page. Triple J is anAUSTRALIAN radio station.
  • New Zealand Top 50 Albums of 19xx removed from inappropriate articles

Notes: country music awards rianz History nzmusicawards ARIA Triple J Triple_J


  • references to radio broadcasting checked to be accurate
  • references to television broadcasting checked to be accurate

Film / Movies[edit]

  • See Category:19xx film awards of 19xx removed from inappropriate articles


New section. Determine what stats to incorporate.


Other suggested work[edit]

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Project banner[edit]

Place {{WPNZ|class=|importance=}} onto any new New Zealand article's talk page for it to be recognised and assessed under the project's scope. An article's assessment is generated from the class and importance parameters and helps organise relevant articles for improvement. When assessed, the class and importance parameters are filled in, like this:


and the banner looks like this:

WikiProject iconNew Zealand Start‑class Mid‑importance
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject New Zealand, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of New Zealand and New Zealand-related topics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
StartThis article has been rated as Start-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
MidThis article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.

For more information visit the assessment page: Wikipedia:WikiProject New Zealand/Assessment


To invite a user to the WikiProject, place {{subst:WikiProject New Zealand invitation}} ~~~~ on their user talk page.


The New Zealand Barnstar of National Merit
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To use this, simply add {{subst:The New Zealand Barnstar of National Merit|message}} to the talk page of the user you wish to reward. Make sure you include a message which indicates why they are receiving the award.

New Zealand COTM[edit]

The current New Zealand collaboration is None.
Every month a different New Zealand-related topic, stub or non-existent article is picked.
Please read the nomination text and improve the article any way you can.

NZ Standard time[edit]

Use {{Time|NZST}} to produce:

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It will switch between NZST and NZDT at the appropriate times


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