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Rainbow Warrior bombing 1985

Senior Secondary (Years 11 - 13)

On 10 July 1985, explosions on board the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior sunk the ship in the Waitemata Harbour in Auckland. The ship had just taken part i...

Entry last updated: 17/05/22
Anzac

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It came about in 1914 during World War One when the Australian Army and the New Zealand Army formed t...

Entry last updated: 13/05/22
World War One (battles and campaigns)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

World War One was a major global conflict fought between July 28, 1914, and November 11, 1918. It involved 28 countries and although it was fought mainly in ...

Entry last updated: 13/05/22
Kate Sheppard (1847-1934)

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Kate Sheppard was born in England on 10 March 1847. She and her family moved to New Zealand in the late 1860s. Kate was a founding member of the Women's Chri...

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

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

New Zealand has a democratic system of government, with elections taking place every three years. The head of government is the Prime Minister. The system of...

Entry last updated: 8/04/22
Local body elections

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

Local body elections are held every 3 years on the second Saturday in October. This is when people in New Zealand get to choose people for their local counci...

Entry last updated: 8/04/22
Martin Luther King Jr.

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister who became the most powerful voice of the American civil rights movement in t...

Entry last updated: 7/04/22
New Zealand Wars (1840s-1870s)

Senior Primary (Years 5 - 8)

The New Zealand Wars (ngā pakanga o Aotearoa), which happened between the 1840s and 1970s, were fought between Māori and government forces, which included Br...

Entry last updated: 16/03/22
World War One

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

World War One, also called the First World War, took place between 1914 and 1918. New Zealand fought as part of the Allies (the British Empire, France, Russi...

Entry last updated: 2/12/21
Animal rights

Junior Secondary (Years 7 - 10)

Animal rights are all about the way humans treat animals. Sometimes animals are mistreated by people and need to be protected by law. There are many groups t...

Entry last updated: 2/12/21