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Early settlers (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

European settlers began to arrive in New Zealand from 1769. Find out how they arrived, where they came from, what life was like then, and how they interacted...

Entry last updated: 27/04/22
Explorers and exploration

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Over time explorers have travelled widely to visit undiscovered parts of the world. There have been many periods of exploration from the Ancient Greeks and R...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Pacific navigation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

In the early 13th to 17th century Māori, Polynesian and European voyagers journeyed to Aotearoa New Zealand for different reasons. They used waka (canoes), s...

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
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
Stars (junior)

Junior Primary (Years 1 - 4)

Stars are giant balls of hot gas that light up our night sky from very far away. They are mostly made up of the gases helium and hydrogen. There are so many ...

Entry last updated: 4/07/22
Māori culture and customs

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The arrival of Kupe in Aotearoa marked the beginning of Māori culture and customs in New Zealand. The early Māori were known to have established their own tr...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
Māori culture & customs

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Māori were the first people to settle in New Zealand.They were known to have their own unique tikanga (customs). However the coming of the European settlers ...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
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
Ancient Rome

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The era of ancient Rome lasted from 753 BC to AD 476. Founded by king Romulus, Rome grew into a rich and powerful city. By AD 117 the Roman Empire included I...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22