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Farming (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

New Zealand has a long history of farming and agriculture. Farming is a huge part of the New Zealand economy and brings in a lot of money every year, but it ...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Animals (Australia)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Australia has many different kinds of animals. They include native animals that are indigenous to Australia and are not found anywhere else, and introduced a...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Pacific Islands

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Pacific Islands are a group of islands spread across the South Pacific Ocean. They include the islands in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The econom...

Entry last updated: 26/09/23
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: 16/10/23
Industrial Revolution

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The Industrial Revolution began in England in the late 18th century. Populations of cities grew rapidly in this cultural shift, which marked the change from ...

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

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Māori were the first to use pounamu (greenstone) and stone to make tools, weapons and ornaments. In the 1840s, coal and gold were discovered and mining began...

Entry last updated: 12/12/23
1080 (sodium fluoroacetate)

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

1080 is a poison that has been used in New Zealand since the 1950s to control the populations of invasive species such as possums, rats, stoats, deer and rab...

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

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

A river is a large stream of moving water that flows into an ocean, lake, or another river. New Zealand has more than 70 river systems. A river system includ...

Entry last updated: 13/12/23