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Pacific history

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The geographic region of the Pacific Islands includes Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. It is believed that thousands of years ago people came to this reg...

Entry last updated: 19/09/23
New Zealand birds

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand has many unique birds, from forest parrots to flightless birds, sea birds and birds of prey. In this entry we will show you how to find ...

Entry last updated: 9/01/24
Conservation (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Conservation is about preserving and protecting New Zealand's natural environment, wildlife and their habitats including marine reserves. This entry explore...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Sir Edmund Hillary (1919 - 2008)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sir Edmund Hillary was a famous New Zealander who achieved many different things in his life. He is most well-known for climbing Mount Everest, the tallest m...

Entry last updated: 11/01/23
Influenza pandemic 1918

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Influenza, most commonly called 'the flu' is a disease that is caused by a virus, which affects the upper and lower respiratory tract. In 1918 an influenza ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Renaissance

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

The Renaissance followed the Middle Ages in Europe. It lasted from the mid-14th century to the mid-17th century (1350-1650 AD), and was a time of great scien...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Cricket

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Cricket was an important summer sport in Britain, as far back as the 13th century. The British then introduced this game to the colonies. Cricket is popular...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Epidemics & pandemics

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Epidemics are infectious diseases that spread quickly in a large area or country, causing widespread illness and sometimes death. When an epidemic is out o...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Sailing

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sailing is the use of sails and wind to move a boat forward on a sea, river or lake. People in Aotearoa New Zealand have been sailing for hundreds of years. ...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Technology and economic development

Regional Resources

This entry will help you understand how advances in technology and land acquisition developed Auckland's economy but greatly impacted Māori and their economy.

Entry last updated: 14/05/24