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The following is a list of articles, pictures, and facts that have been selected for the New Zealand Wikiportal:

Selected Articles[edit]

The current week is :
Week 25.

This is a list of current and previous Selected articles.
The current system has 52 abstracts that are automatically rotated.
Crossed-out entries were replaced -- see abstract edit history.

The Featured Article section should showcase of some of the best NZ articles. If you want to replace a FA, here are my recommendations:

  • choose a topic that is NZ specific and at least as notable as the one being replaced (eg. Manuka, Pukeko are not exclusive to NZ; Dave Gallaher seems more noteworthy than Pete Bethune)
  • make sure you include a picture and a good abstract (Keith Holyoake doesn't have a pic, John Key only got a brief sentence)
  • try and keep a balanced mix of people, places, flora, fauna, events

Thanks for contributing. Ropata (talk) 11:41, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


NOTE: In 2007 the portal began using a different Selected Article system.

Weeks 1-5 Christian Heritage Party of New ZealandKatherine MansfieldKakapoWaiouruJean Batten
Weeks 6-10 All BlacksNew PlymouthHastings, New ZealandNew Zealand Cadet ForcesNapier, New Zealand
Weeks 11-52 (nil)


NOTE: In 2006 the portal began using a different Selected Article system.

Weeks 1-5 PōhutukawaCinema of New ZealandGeorge Edward GreyNapier, New ZealandNew Zealand land wars
Weeks 6-10 Cabbage tree (New Zealand)Michael Joseph SavageTimaruNew Zealand cuisineAerial topdressing
Weeks 11-15 Āpirana NgataNew PlymouthNew Zealand Cadet ForcesNew Zealand foreshore and seabed controversyJean Batten
Weeks 16-20 RotoruaMilitary history of New ZealandShortland StreetBrian Barratt-BoyesGisborne, New Zealand
Weeks 21-25 Tā mokoTuataraTamati Waka NeneOamaruHoly Trinity Cathedral, Auckland
Weeks 26-30 The CatlinsJonah LomuWhitiangaAgathis australisTangiwai disaster
Weeks 31-35 William Hayward PickeringTokoroaWētāFootrot FlatsPeter Jackson
Weeks 36-40 KaikouraPoiRugby union in New ZealandAllan WilsonWanganui
Weeks 41-45 Referendums in New ZealandTurangawaewae Marae • Richard John SeddonQueenstown, New ZealandNew Zealand music
Weeks 46-50 New Zealand wineTe Rangi Hiroa (Peter Buck)Hastings, New ZealandSport in New ZealandNational parks of New Zealand
Weeks 51-52 Maurice WilkinsBlenheim, New Zealand


Original abstracts can be retrieved from the edit history of Portal:New_Zealand/Featured.

May Francis Petre
June WellingtonMaoriMount Erebus disasterJames Keir Baxter
July AucklandTreaty of WaitangiNew Zealand Parliament BuildingsEdmund HillaryChristchurch
August Rainbow WarriorBattle of GallipoliKate SheppardDunedin
September Politics of New ZealandNew Zealand general election, 2005Benjamin MountfortHamilton, New Zealand
October Split EnzAir New ZealandRichard PearsePalmerston NorthMoa
November Scott BaseRobert Lawson (architect)Nelson, New Zealand
December Te PapaKakapoErnest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of NelsonInvercargill

Selected pictures[edit]

See 2006 picture archive for later selected pictures.

"Did you know"[edit]