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Ballantynes fire 1947

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Ballantynes is a well-known department store in Christchurch. On 18 November 1947 a fire broke out in the store and many workers were trapped inside. 41 peop...

Entry last updated: 7/02/23
Sir Edmund Hillary (1919 - 2008)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Sir Edmund Hillary was a famous New Zealander who achieved many different things in his life. He is most well-known for climbing Mount Everest, the tallest m...

Entry last updated: 11/01/23
Health and wellbeing (hauora)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Health and wellbeing are important aspects in our life. Hauora is a Māori view of health unique to New Zealand, and covers the physical, mental, social and s...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Decolonising the Pacific

Regional Resources

This entry will help you find the best websites and collections to explore the decolonisation of the Pacific, including Aotearoa New Zealand's continued inte...

Entry last updated: 14/05/24
History (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Aotearoa New Zealand has a unique story involving a variety of people, places and events. In this entry we'll show you the best websites and books to use to...

Entry last updated: 19/09/23
Child labour

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Putting young children to work in conditions that are usually considered unsafe or unhealthy is known as child labour. This includes work that is dangerous, ...

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Renewable energy

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Renewable energy comes from natural sources like the sun, wind, water and natural gas. Non renewable energy comes from fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal. ...

Entry last updated: 27/05/22
Immigration (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

The movement of people from one place to another is called migration, when people enter a new country to live, it is called immigration. Aotearoa New Zealand...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
Kiwiana (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The culture of New Zealand is unique. It includes bits of history from various sections of society that go to make up New Zealand. You can see it in items li...

Entry last updated: 28/04/22
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