Project: New Zealand

Categories: New Zealand Project

Welcome to the New Zealand Project


How to Join

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This project is the effort of a group of WikiTree users interested in the history, culture and people of New Zealand.

Project members can take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, and removing incorrect information.


For each person:

  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number
  2. Pertaining categories added
  3. Biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  4. Attached family meets these goals, too
  5. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree

Project Box or Sticker?

Box Sticker
Usage instructions can be found here: New Zealand Project BoxUsage instructions can be found here : New Zealand Project Sticker
This project box is used on profiles that are protected/managed by the New Zealand project. If you feel that a profile should be project managed, please contact the project coordinators or post about it in G2G using the new_zealand tag.If the profile doesn't require the Project Box, add the Project Sticker instead!
Thank you to Rob Ton for the amazing art work.


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{{New Zealand
|region= Otago
|place= Oamaru

New Zealand Project
... ... ... came from Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.
Join: New Zealand Project
Discuss: new_zealand

{{New Zealand Sticker
|region= Otago
|place= Oamaru

New Zealand
... ... ... lived in Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand.
... and the profile will be added to Category:Oamaru, Otago.

Regional Naming

  • Categories for New Zealand locations are initially created using the 1989 regions listed below. Historic locations based on provinces and counties within these categories may be created if known. Historically correct place names are encouraged in the "data" section at the top of profiles but may require extra research e.g. Whangārei, Auckland, Hamilton, Taupō, Tauranga and Gisborne were all part of Auckland Province from 1853-1876. The animated timeline may assist with historical location names.
  • If the category name appears in red text, that category does not exist. First, double-check the spelling (categories are case sensitive). If the category you want has not been created, you can create it yourself. If you are unsure, check with the project or in G2G.
  • The New Zealand section of WikiTree is grouped and categorised using the 16 regions established in 1989:
North Island, New Zealand South Island, New Zealand
Bay of PlentyWest Coast
Gisborne Canterbury
Hawke's BayOtago

Migrating Ancestor Sticker Usage

The Migrating Ancestor sticker can be used to identify New Zealanders who arrived from somewhere else.


For usage instructions see: Migrating Ancestor template page
Flag of Great Britain
... ... ... migrated from Great Britain to New Zealand.
Flag of New Zealand
Flag of Scotland
... ... ... migrated from Scotland to New Zealand.
Flag of New Zealand
Flag of England
... ... ... migrated from England to New Zealand.
Flag of New Zealand

Available flag images can be found at:

Associated Projects


Some Useful New Zealand Categories

New Zealand History and Genealogy Resources

Current New Zealand Project members and their interests

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