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Prime Ministers (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Prime Minister is the political leader of the New Zealand government and the country. In this entry we will look at what the Prime Minister does. We'll a...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Nuclear-free New Zealand

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

New Zealand is a nuclear-free zone, which means no nuclear weapons or nuclear powered ships are allowed in our territory. Find out how New Zealanders protest...

Entry last updated: 15/07/22
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
Creepy-crawlies (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Aotearoa New Zealand is full of creepy crawlies, from the bush to your backyard. These include spiders, insects and other invertebrates (animals that don't h...

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
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
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
Animal pests (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

An animal becomes a pest if it begins to cause considerable economic or environmental damage. Animal pests such as stoats, possums, deer, cats and mice were ...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Pest plants (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Pest plants are any plants that invade the native habitat of other plants. They spread so quickly that they cause harm to the environment, including native b...

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

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sign language is a way to communicate using body movements, facial expressions, and hand signals to give meaning. It is used when speech is not possible. For...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22