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Genetic modification

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

Genetic modification (GM) is when the genome of an organism (like a plant or an animal) is changed when new genetic material is added. This could be a gene t...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Gold rush (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The New Zealand gold rush began with the discovery of gold in the Coromandel area in 1852. As more gold was discovered, people came to New Zealand from all o...

Entry last updated: 7/07/22
Māori Land March 1975

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

On 13 September 1975, around 5000 people marched from Te Hāpua in the North Island down to Wellington. This Māori land march or hīkoi (march) led by Ngāpuhi ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Musket Wars (1810s-1830s)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The Musket Wars (1810 to 1830s) were a series of battles between Māori tribes throughout New Zealand. They began after Pākehā brought muskets (ngutu pārera) ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
First encounters (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

2019 marked 250 years since the first meeting between Māori and the Europeans. This happened when James Cook, on board the Endeavour, sighted New Zealand on ...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Captain Cook (1728 - 1779)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Captain James Cook was a British sea captain, navigator and explorer. He spent many years sailing around and mapping the South Pacific. He visited New Zealan...

Entry last updated: 11/04/22
Animals (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

New Zealand Aotearoa has many different kinds of animals. They include native animals that are indigenous to New Zealand, introduced animals that have been b...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Rainbow Warrior bombing 1985

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

On 10 July 1985, explosions on board the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior sunk the ship in the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland. The ship had just taken part i...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
Business

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

Business generally refers to organisations that seek profits by providing goods or services in exchange for money. Businesses are an important part of New Ze...

Entry last updated: 28/03/22
Christianity

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Christianity is the biggest religion in the world. It is based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or Jesus Christ. People who follow the religio...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22