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Māori history

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Māori first arrived on the shores of Aotearoa New Zealand over 700 years ago (estimates range from 1250 to 1300 AD). They traveled by waka (canoe) from east...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Te reo Māori (Māori language)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Te reo Māori is the native language of Aotearoa New Zealand. It is very important to Māori culture and identity, and forms a part of New Zealand's culture a...

Entry last updated: 18/09/23
Ngā pūoro Māori (Māori music)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Māori music has many important composers, some of whom use traditional mōteatea (chanted song-poetry), and others whose music includes introduced musical sty...

Entry last updated: 28/06/23
Transforming te taiao

Regional Resources

This entry will help you find information on the changes made to the environment by pre-European Māori, and their care and connections to te taiao (the natur...

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
Kiingitanga (Māori King movement)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Kiingitanga, the Māori King movement, was founded in 1858 with the aim of uniting the different tribes of Māori under a single leader. The current king, Te ...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Urbanisation and being Māori

Regional Resources

This entry will help you find information about Māori migration to cities, their challenges, and what this meant for their identity as Māori. You will also f...

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
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 economy: opportunities and challenges

Regional Resources

This entry will help you find the best websites and databases that explore the history and development of the Māori economy including the challenges Māori fa...

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
People of Northland

Regional Resources

Here are some sources you could look at if you'd like to find out about individual people or groups of people from Northland | Te Tai Tokerau.

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
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: 6/11/23