A Timeline of Canterbury's development 1400 - 1900

By Poshika
  • 1000

    First Inhabitants

    The first people to settle in New Zealand were known as the Moa Hunters, who probably habituated to New Zealand around early as AD 1000
  • 1500

    Iwi Migrate to the South Island / Te Waiponamu

    In the 16th century Ngati Mamoe made a move from Hastings on the East Coast of the North Island, to the South Island