20th century Edit
In the 1910s, 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 with the British Army. In 1915, ANZAC fought the forces of the Ottoman Empire in the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. (PROSE: Direct Action)
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)
21st century Edit
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)
In Christmas 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
- Both Anna-Louise Plowman, who portrayed Diana Goddard, and writer David Bishop were born in New Zealand.
- New Zealand was the first country in Oceania and the world to buy Doctor Who.