The increasing popularity of the automobile also made it possible for young couples to get away from the confines of home and the pesky prying eyes of the chaperone.
Some may argue that in today's society, it is nonexistent and has been replaced by what many young people refer to as "hooking up." With the advent of new technologies (e.g., cell phones, instant messaging, video chatting, etc.) and the changing definitions of traditional dating and families, "dating" has become a more open and self-interpreted institution over the century.
This is a timeline of the history of New Zealand that includes only events deemed to be of principal importance – for more detailed information click the year heading or refer to List of years in New Zealand.
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Nazis, Commies & the Mafia | Wars and Rumours of Wars Explorers, Daredevils & Record Setters Automobiles | Ships, Trains & Planes | Hindenburg & Other Airships Pistols & Revolvers | Rifles & Shotguns | Machineguns Architecture & Art Deco | The Big Apple | ..all that Jazz!
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