New Zealand

New Zealand was an island nation located near Australia.[source needed] Its people were known as Kiwis. (PROSE: Direct Action)

Geography[edit | edit source]

Napier was a city in New Zealand. Other locations included the Foveaux Strait and Lake Taupo. (PROSE: Autaia Pipipi Pia)

Culture[edit | edit source]

Rugby was very popular in New Zealand. James Stevens claimed that an interest in the sport was drilled into him at an early age. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

History[edit | edit source]

20th century[edit | edit source]

In the 1910s, New Zealand, as part of the British Empire, was involved in World War I. Along with Australia, their soldiers made up the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) which fought alongside the British Army. In 1915, ANZAC fought the forces of the Ottoman Empire in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. (PROSE: Direct Action)

The investigative journalist James Stevens was born in New Zealand on 22 November 1945 and emigrated from there to Great Britain in 1968. (PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

On 24 December 1953, a train bound for Auckland derailed near Tangiwai. The Sixth Doctor saved Matiu (a time traveller from 2004) from the onrushing water the next day, and helped bring him to Tangiwai. (PROSE: Water's Edge)

In December 1980, the Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith visited Napier. (PROSE: Autaia Pipipi Pia)

During the Cybermen invasion in December 1986, the crew of the Zeus IV mentioned that they were over the South Island of New Zealand. (TV: The Tenth Planet)

21st century[edit | edit source]

Matiu was a Maori man who lived in Auckland in the 21st century. In Christmas 2004, Matiu travelled back in time to 1953 to find out what happened to his grandfather. (PROSE: Water's Edge)

By 2007, H.C. Clements had an office in New Zealand. (TV: The Runaway Bride)

Due to the Myloki conflict of 2066-8, Japan invaded New Zealand. (PROSE: The Indestructible Man)

Sam Becket, a crew member aboard the weather station on the moon during a Cyberman invasion in 2070, was a New Zealander. (TV: The Moonbase)

References[edit | edit source]

While in Barnes Common in 1963, Ian Chesterton thought that a warm fire and a supper prepared by his landlady seemed as far as away as New Zealand. (PROSE: Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks)

On Christmas Eve 2008, when Astrid Peth called Earth beautiful, the Tenth Doctor stated that the Pyramids of Egypt and New Zealand were beautiful, not the street of London on which they were standing. (TV: Voyage of the Damned)

When all the residents of the Hawkshaw Manor nursing home went missing (due to the fact that they had been teleported off world by the Eleventh Doctor), the cover story revealed that they had all emigrated to New Zealand. (COMIC: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night)

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Selling Doctor Who - BroaDWcast. BroaDWcast (6 June 2014). Retrieved on 25 August 2014.
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