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Calendars

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Calendars are a way of dividing and measuring time into manageable pieces. Calendars start with small units building into larger units, days, months, years....

Entry last updated: 25/05/22
Maramataka

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Maramataka is the calendar of the Māori year. The year starts in Piripi (June/July) when the stars of Matariki can first be seen in the sky. Maramataka was t...

Entry last updated: 27/05/24
Mayan civilisation

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The Mayans are an ancient people that lived in South America thousands of years ago. They had a calendar more complicated than everyone else, and were amazin...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Festivals and celebrations (New Zealand)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

New Zealand observes many different festivals and celebrations throughout the year. These include arts, music and film festivals, as well as traditional cele...

Entry last updated: 11/08/22
Chinese New Year

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, is now one of the world's most celebrated festivals. It is the longest public holi...

Entry last updated: 28/03/24
Matariki

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Matariki is the Māori name for the star cluster also known as the Pleiades or Seven Sisters in other cultures. The rise of Matariki in mid-winter marks the s...

Entry last updated: 17/06/24
Tourism (New Zealand)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

New Zealand is a very popular tourist destination and international tourism is one of the largest contributors to the economy. The country's diverse scenic b...

Entry last updated: 26/05/22
Religion and beliefs

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Religion is important to many people as it forms part of their identity and culture. Many religions involve beliefs, practices, rituals, prayer, and meditati...

Entry last updated: 12/01/23
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