Volume 30, Issue 1 (April 2024)

Posted on May 20 2024

In this special April 2024 issue of Phanzine PHANZA responds to the History Homecoming Webinar Series, organised by Professor Katie Pickles as a contribution to the University of Canterbury’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2023. PHANZA members Mere Whaanga, David Green, Hilary Stace, Malcolm McKinnon, Niki Francis, Philippa Werry, Michael Kelly, Janine Irvine, Phoebe H Li, Emma-Jean Kelly, Rachael Egerton, Sarah Gallagher, Alida


Volume 29, Issue 3 (December 2023)

Posted on January 16 2024

In the final issue of Phanzine for 2023 PHANZA’s new co-presidents Rebecca Lenihan and Ewan Morris are introduced; The citations for life members Ben Schrader and Margaret Tennant approved at PHANZA’s recent AGM can be read; Mark Dunick details the short but significant life of Multicultural Aotearoa (MCA); Michael Kelly examines the saga of the Wellington Town Hall and how


Volume 29, Issue 2 (August 2023)

Posted on October 2 2023

In the August 2023 issue of Phanzine Michael Kelly advocates to remember the past to help combat climate change; Anne Else draws on her own experience of digital publication and considers what is and isn’t happening in digitising gender history; Jared Davidson writes about his recently published book Blood and Dirt; Margaret Tennant reports on the success of the ‘Back Issues’ series


Volume 29, Issue 1 (April 2023)

Posted on June 7 2023

In the April 2023 issue of Phanzine Michael Kelly reflects on what the New Zealand history curriculum will mean in schools; Julia Bradshaw describes recent developments at Canterbury Museum; Connor Lysaght describes the ins and outs of digitizing a significant photography collection; John Martin gives some of the back story to his new book on Wellington; Linda Tyler considers the legacies of


Volume 28, Issue 3 (December 2022)

Posted on January 16 2023

In the last issue of Phanzine for 2022, Reuben Daubé, Robyn Burgess, and David Verran share their impressions of the three panel discussions held to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Papers Past; Barry Rigby details recent dialogue with Archives New Zealand; Philippa Werry considers the joys and challenges of writing histories for young people; Karin Speedy writes about her new


Volume 28, Issue 2 (August 2022)

Posted on October 3 2022

In the August 2022 issue of Phanzine Michael Kelly writes about climate change in his editorial; Barry Rigby presents a blow by blow account of historians’ interactions with Archives New Zealand over the replacing of Archway; Chris Bourke charts the development of AudioCulture; Elizabeth Pishief reports on a cherished building for women in Napier; Michael Kelly looks at the fate


Volume 28, Issue 1 (April 2022)

Posted on June 1 2022

In the April 2022 issue of Phanzine Michael Kelly encourages members to complete their PHANZA website profiles; Liz Ward and Carol Neill report on Massey University’s stocktake of Aotearoa New Zealand’s local histories resources; David Young discusses how he put his book Wai Pasikia; Indigenous ways in a changing climate together; Ruth Greenaway describes the content of a new book


Volume 27, Issue 3 (December 2021)

Posted on January 19 2022

In the last issue for 2021 Michael Kelly reports on some changes at PHANZA, including welcoming to the committee Julia Bradshaw and introducing PHANZA’s new executive assistant Libby Bowyer; we celebrate Dame Claudia Orange’s life membership award; Jamie Jacobs gives an account of the 2021 AGM which was held in September entirely on Zoom; we publish the final version of


Volume 27, Issue 2 (August 2021)

Posted on September 10 2021

In the second edition of Phanzine for 2021, we introduce PHANZA’s new website and publish PHANZA’s submission on the draft Aotearoa New Zealand’s HIstories in the New Zealand Curriculum; Claudia Orange reports on the draft curriculum; Diana Morrow reflects on writing the biography of Kate Edgar; Michael Kelly looks at the current backlash in attitudes to built heritage; Hilary Stace


Volume 27, Issue 1 (April 2021)

Posted on May 28 2021

In the first edition of Phanzine for 2021, Tanya Evans outlines work towards an Australasian Public History network; Julie Bradshaw reports on the opening of Kate Sheppard House; Tim Shoebridge updates on the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography; Ian F Grant offers insights into publishing history; Danielle Campbell attends a local Thames heritage festival; Sandra Gorter walks through Symonds Street


Volume 26, Issue 3 (December 2020)

Posted on January 23 2021

In the final issue for 2020, we announce the arrival of PHANZA to Instagram; Margaret Tennant reflects on writing the history of Palmerston North in the new publication City at the Centre; Danielle Campbell reflects on her experience at Wellington Heritage Week; Fiona McKergow spotlights events at Palmerston North’s Local History Week; Michael Kelly examines the debate over intensification in


Volume 26, Issue 2 (September 2020)

Posted on September 20 2020

In September’s issue of Phanzine, Anthony Dreaver reports on local efforts to present Kapiti’s history; Michael Kelly looks into the thorny issue of memorials to scoundrels; Mark Derby reflects on writing on the Mount Eden Prison; and Brian Easton details the trials involved in writing New Zealand economic history. As part of PHANZA members’ reflections on Covid-19, Jamie Jacobs reports


Volume 26, Issue 1 (May 2020)

Posted on May 27 2020

In the first issue for 2020, Sandra Gorter describes PHANZA’s Auckland Christmas get together; Peter Cooke reviews the World War II conference held in Wellington; Michael Kelly makes the sustainability argument for preserving heritage; we profile our first Contestable Fund recipient; Jock Phillips looks at the prospects for the new history curriculum for schools; Margaret Tennant reviews the 2019 NZHA


Volume 25, Issue 3 (December 2019)

Posted on May 20 2020

In the final issue for 2019, Lucy Mackintosh looks more deeply at the controversial Ihumātao site; Jock Phillips recalls the writing of his memoir; historians visit the Auckland Council archives; Marguerite Hill reports on the West Auckland Heritage Conference and a Auckland History Initiative film and panel discussion; Margaret Lovell-Smith updates readers on the ‘Voices Against War’ website; Michael Kelly


Volume 25, Issue 2 (August 2019)

Posted on May 20 2020

In the second issue of Phanzine for 2019 we recap the PHANZA conference; Tim Shoebridge looks back at the life of Gavin McLean; Ewan Morris examines what’s next for public memory in New Zealand; Francesca Beddie, editor of the Professional Historians’ of New South Wales blogsite, reflects on the conference and other impressions; history teachers are celebrated at a Royal


Volume 25, Issue 1 (April 2019)

Posted on August 13 2019

In the first issue of Phanzine for 2019, the President highlights the upcoming PHANZA conference, the fifth in the association’s history; Phoebe Li discusses the telling of New Zealand Chinese stories; Fiona McKergow reports on the re-opening of Whanganui Regional Museum; Alison Clarke reports on the privileges, pleasures and challenges of writing the 150th anniversary history of the University of