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Tangiwai disaster 1953

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Tangiwai is the site of the worst railway disaster in New Zealand’s history. It happened on Christmas Eve 1953 when the Wellington to Auckland night express ...

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

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

In New Zealand we have a number of different holidays throughout the year as well as school holidays. Some holidays are for particular regions (provincial ho...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Weather

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Weather describes the condition of the air at a particular time and place. It is made up of different things such as, wind direction, wind force, precipitati...

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

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand is a mountainous country made up of the North and South Islands, with 60% of the South Island being covered in mountains. These mountain...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
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
Commonwealth Games

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The Commonwealth Games started in 1930 called the British Empire games. After a couple of name changes, they were called the Commonwealth Games in 1978. Like...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
Māori Battalion

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Even though there was a Māori contingent in the First World War, the 28th Māori Battalion was only established in October 1939. Part of the 2nd New Zealand E...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Springbok Rugby Tour 1981

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

In 1981 the South African rugby team, the Springboks came to tour New Zealand. They had toured before, but the South African apartheid system was causing an ...

Entry last updated: 1/08/22
Volcanoes (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

A volcano is a vent (opening) in the earth's crust through which magma (molten rock within the earth) erupts to the surface as lava, a mixture of liquid rock...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Dawn Raids (New Zealand)

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

In the 1970s the New Zealand police went to the homes of Pacific Islanders who they believed had overstayed their visas or work permits. Many people were sen...

Entry last updated: 12/07/22